The British Orthodox Church
within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate

Welcome to The British Orthodox Church website

The British Orthodox Church is a small Orthodox jurisdiction, canonically part of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. Our mission is to the people of the British Isles, and though we are completely Orthodox in our faith and practice we remain British in our ethos and in our appreciation of the Orthodox heritage of these islands.

The British Orthodox Church was originally established in 1866 when a Frenchman, Jules Ferrette, was consecrated as a bishop by the Syrian Orthodox Church with the purpose of re-establishing Orthodoxy to the West.

Discover the Orthodox Faith for yourself

The mission of the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate is to share the good news of the Orthodox Faith with British people in their own culture.

We have launched the British Orthodox Fellowship, so that our many friends and enquirers can join a community supported by the life of the British Orthodox Church.

Our aim is to help British people discover that they can be authentically and canonically Orthodox while remaining genuinely British. But we also warmly welcome all who wish to worship and learn with us, whatever their culture.

Event Calendar

June  2015
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  • Divine Liturgy: Portsmouth

    Incense (10.00) & Liturgy (10.30)

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  • Morning Prayer: Bournemouth
    Morning Prayer 10.00
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  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Shadwell
    9.30 am Raising of Incense
    10.00 am Liturgy of St. James
    11.45 am Refreshments
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  • Morning Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
    Morning Incense 09.30
    Divine Liturgy 10.15
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  • Evening Prayer & Discussion: Shadwell
    7.30pm Evening Prayer
    7.45pm Talk and discussion
    9.00pm Refreshments
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  • Morning Prayer: Bournemouth
    Morning Prayer 10.00
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  • Morning Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
    Morning Incense 09.30
    Divine Liturgy 10.15
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Upcoming events

4 Jul
Divine Liturgy: Portsmouth

Incense (10.00) & Liturgy (10.30)

5 Jul
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Doncaster
Raising of Incense – 9:45am
Divine Liturgy – 10:30am
11 Jul
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Shadwell
9.30 am Raising of Incense
10.00 am Liturgy of St. James
11.45 am Refreshments
12 Jul
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Doncaster
Raising of Incense – 9:45am
Divine Liturgy – 10:30am
Prayer Service: Bristol
Prayer Service (Agbia) (13.00)