Services for this weekend

FRIDAY 6th MARCH
First Friday of Lent

7.00 pm: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Followed by Blessing of Kollyva in honour of Saint Theodore


SATURDAY 7th MARCH
First Sunday of Lent (Eve)
Sunday of Orthodoxy

7.00 pm: Vespers


SUNDAY 8th MARCH
First Sunday of Lent
Sunday of Orthodoxy

9.30 am: Matins
10.15 am: Divine Liturgy
Followed by the Service of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and Procession with the Holy Icons. You are invited to bring your personal or family icons to carry in the procession.

7.00 pm: Pan-Orthodox Vespers at the Church of the Transfiguration, Westwood Heath Road, Coventry CV4 8GP.
Refreshments will be served after Vespers.
A map showing the location of the church may be found here.

Programme for Lent, Holy Week & Pascha

Our Programme of services for this holy season is now available.

Click here for the Programme – and put the dates in your diary now!


Services and other events this week:

SATURDAY 29th FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1st MARCH 2020
Forgiveness Sunday
Sunday of Cheesefare

On Saturday evening:
6.00 pm: Presentation – Orthodox Iconography on Mount Athos Today
7.00 pm: Great Vespers

On Sunday morning:
9.30 am: Matins
10.15 am: Divine Liturgy

After lunch:
Around 1.00 pm: Lenten Vespers, ending with the ‘Ceremony of Mutual Forgiveness’


MONDAY 2nd MARCH
Feast of Saint Chad, Bishop of Lichfield
Patron and Protector of our Community

3.00 pm: Akathist to our Father among the Saints Chad, Bishop of Lichfield
Around 3.30 pm: Great Compline with the Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete


FRIDAY 6th MARCH
First Friday in Lent

7.00 pm: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Followed by Blessing of Kollyva in honour of Saint Theodore

Orthodox Iconography on Mount Athos Today

You are warmly invited to a presentation:

Orthodox Iconography on Mount Athos Today

Saturday 29th February 2020 at 6.00 pm
followed at 7.00 pm by Vespers

at the Orthodox Church of the Ascension, Rugby

Peter Desmond, a PhD student within the department of Theology, Philosophy and Religion at the University of Winchester (and a member of our congregation) will offer a general introduction and research findings related to Orthodox Iconography, Athonite Monasticism, the twentieth century renewal of the icon, and the image of contemporary saints.

Click here for further information.

Feast of the Dormition at Birmingham Cathedral

We are invited us to celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos at the Orthodox Cathedral in Birmingham. The Dormition is the Cathedral’s Patronal Feast.

Great Vespers will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Wednesday 14th August 2019 at 7 pm.

Matins and the Divine Liturgy will be served on Thursday 15th August 2019, beginning at 9.30 am.

A map showing the location of the Cathedral may be found here.

Come and celebrate the Feast!

Invitation to Coventry Parish Feast

The Community of our neighbouring Parish of the Transfiguration, Coventry, have invited us to share in the celebration of their Parish Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

Great Vespers will be celebrated in the Church of the Transfiguration on Monday 5th August 2019 at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served in the Church Hall after the service for everyone attending.

Matins and the Divine Liturgy will be served on Tuesday 6th August 2019, beginning at 9 am.

Additionally, on both days, the Church of the Transfiguration will be hosting a replica of the wonder-working Icon of the Mother of God of Three Hands (Богородица Тројеручица / Παναγία Τριχερούσα) which is on loan from Hilander Monastery on Mount Athos.

All are welcome! A map showing the location of the Church may be found here.