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

June  2018
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  • Raising of Evening Incense: Bournemouth
    6:00 pm Raising of Evening Incense

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
    10.00 Raising of Incense
    10.30 Divine Liturgy

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
  • Raising of Incense: Babingley
    10:30 Raising of Incense
    11.00 Divine Liturgy
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  • Morning Prayer: Bournemouth
    11:00 am Morning Prayer


    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Raising of Evening Incense: Bournemouth
    6:00 pm Raising of Evening Incense

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
    10.00 Raising of Incense
    10.30 Divine Liturgy

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Morning Prayer: Bournemouth
    11:00 am Morning Prayer


    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Raising of Evening Incense: Bournemouth
    6:00 pm Raising of Evening Incense

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Morning Office: Babingley
    11:00 am Morning office with prayers for the sick
  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
    10.00 Raising of Incense
    10.30 Divine Liturgy

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Morning Prayer: Bournemouth
    11:00 am Morning Prayer


    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Raising of Evening Incense: Bournemouth
    6:00 pm Raising of Evening Incense

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Doncaster
    Raising of Incense – 9:45am
    Divine Liturgy – 10:30am
  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
    10.00 Raising of Incense
    10.30 Divine Liturgy

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Charlton
    Raising of Incense 2.00 p.m.
    Divine Liturgy 2.30 p.m.
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  • Morning Prayer: Bournemouth
    11:00 am Morning Prayer


    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
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  • Raising of Evening Incense: Bournemouth
    6:00 pm Raising of Evening Incense

    For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991

Upcoming events

23 Jun
Raising of Evening Incense: Bournemouth
6:00 pm Raising of Evening Incense

For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
24 Jun
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Doncaster
Raising of Incense – 9:45am
Divine Liturgy – 10:30am
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
10.00 Raising of Incense
10.30 Divine Liturgy

For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Charlton
Raising of Incense 2.00 p.m.
Divine Liturgy 2.30 p.m.
27 Jun
Morning Prayer: Bournemouth
11:00 am Morning Prayer


For more information contact: Hieromonk John Ives: 076979 330991