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

December  2017
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  • Raising of Incense: Babingley
    10:30 Raising of Incense
    11.00 Divine Liturgy
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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
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  • Carol Service - Doncaster
    8:30 pm Carol Service
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  • Christmas Eve Service - Chatham
    Sunday, 24 December
    with the Raising of Incense at 6:00 pm,
    followed by the Divine Liturgy at 6:30 pm.
  • Christmas Eve Service - Doncaster
    Christmas Eve Service
    9:45 pm Raising of Incense
    10:00 pm Divine Liturgy
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  • Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Doncaster
    Raising of Incense – 9:45am
    Divine Liturgy – 10:30am
 

Upcoming events

17 Dec
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
18 Dec
Carol Service - Doncaster
8:30 pm Carol Service
24 Dec
Christmas Eve Service - Chatham
Sunday, 24 December
with the Raising of Incense at 6:00 pm,
followed by the Divine Liturgy at 6:30 pm.
Christmas Eve Service - Doncaster
Christmas Eve Service
9:45 pm Raising of Incense
10:00 pm Divine Liturgy