His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain has directed that all the churches of the Archdiocese will close for public worship with effect from Saturday 9th January, 2021. Accordingly, no public services will be held in the Church of the Ascension until further notice.

Father Kosmas will live-stream services from his home on Sundays and Feast Days so that all of us can come together in prayer and worship, even if we cannot be together physically. The following services will be live-streamed this week:

33rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday of the Blind Man
Blessed Xenia, the Fool-for-Christ, of Saint Petersburg

10.30 am: Third and Sixth Hours
10.50 am: The Typika (Обедница)

To follow the live-streamed service online please click here.

The live stream will begin at around 10.20 am. The service will be available online after live-streaming for those who wish to join in worship at another time.

If you wish to follow the words of the service or to join in with the singing, the text and music for the service may be found on the Praying together at home page.

Father Kosmas is very sorry that he is unable to serve in church at this stage of the Coronavirus pandemic: he has an underlying health condition that makes him clinically vulnerable, and he has had medical advice that it would not be safe for him to travel to Rugby to serve.

There will be no Liturgy in our church and no opportunity to make your confession here until Father Kosmas is able to serve again.

If you would like to speak to Father Kosmas, or to ask him to pray with you by telephone, please contact him: Phone 01902 422944 / Mobile 07960 517266 / Email

When our church is open
In order to keep us as safe as possible, and to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, everyone who comes to the church must follow strict rules for social distancing, hygiene, etc. If you are planning to come to the church, please click here to see the rules that you must follow.

If you think that you or a member of your household has Coronavirus, please do not come to church. For more information about Coronavirus, or to check whether you have symptoms, look here.

If you are clinically vulnerable (i.e. aged 70 or older, or aged under 70 with an underlying health condition) you are strongly urged to  the NHS advice before deciding whether to come to church, and to follow the guidance about keeping yourself safe.

ENGLISH – COVID-19 Guidance / Română – Sfaturi privind COVID-19 / РУССКИЙ – COVID-19 инструкция / ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ – COVID-19 Guidance / LATVISKI – COVID-19 norādījumi