The British Orthodox Church
Metropolis of Glastonbury

Welcome to The British Orthodox Church website

The British Orthodox Church is a small autonomous Orthodox jurisdiction, originally deriving from the Syrian Orthodox Church. It was canonically part of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria from 1994-2015, before amicably returning to its original status in order to fulfil its mission more effectively.

That mission is to the people of the British Isles, regardless of their ethnic and cultural background and is not the preserve of any one people. Orthodoxy is about the faith we hold (‘right belief’) and the way we worship. By maintaining the two thousand year tradition and life of Orthodox Christianity, we witness to the universal patrimony which belongs to all Christians. Yet conscious of our own religious history, we have a deep appreciation of the Orthodox heritage of these islands.

Discover the Orthodox Faith for yourself

The British Orthodox Church has been approached by a growing number of enquirers over the past few years, and it has been plain that a new way of allowing people to discover Orthodoxy was urgently needed.

The British Orthodox Fellowship attempts to answer to that need. It is a dispersed community of friends, enquirers and members of the British Orthodox Church, who are united in their desire to discover how the Orthodox Faith can help them develop and deepen their Christian life.

Event Calendar

April  2016
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  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Babingley
    10.30 am Morning Incense
    11.00 am Divine Liturgy
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  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
    10.00 Raising of Incense
    10.30 Divine Liturgy
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  • Holy Thursday: Cusworth
    Holy Thursday - Washing of Feet and Divine Liturgy at 7.00pm.
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  • Good Friday: Cusworth
    Good Friday - VIth., IXth., and XIIth. Hours from 1pm until 3pm
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  • Pascha Eve: Babingley
    Regrettably, because of shortages of clergy there will be no evening Liturgy for Holy Pascha, but there will be a Liturgy on the morning of Holy Saturday (Pascha Eve)Those wishing to bring Paschal food to the church to be blessed should do so at this service.

    10.30am Raising of Morning Incense
    11.00am Divine Liturgy
  • Vigil and Paschal Liturgy: Cusworth
    9.45pm Vigil service
    10.30pm Paschal Liturgy

Upcoming events

29 Apr
Good Friday: Cusworth
Good Friday - VIth., IXth., and XIIth. Hours from 1pm until 3pm
30 Apr
Pascha Eve: Babingley
Regrettably, because of shortages of clergy there will be no evening Liturgy for Holy Pascha, but there will be a Liturgy on the morning of Holy Saturday (Pascha Eve)Those wishing to bring Paschal food to the church to be blessed should do so at this service.

10.30am Raising of Morning Incense
11.00am Divine Liturgy
Vigil and Paschal Liturgy: Cusworth
9.45pm Vigil service
10.30pm Paschal Liturgy
8 May
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Doncaster
Raising of Incense – 9:45am
Divine Liturgy – 10:30am
Morning Incense & Divine Liturgy: Chatham
Raising of Incense: 10:00 am
Divine Liturgy: 10:30 am