The British Orthodox Church
within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate

The British Orthodox Fellowship

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 is the 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.

Anyone with a genuine interest in Orthodoxy can join the British Orthodox Fellowship. There is no membership charge but members are encouraged to benefit from ordering and using our British Orthodox Fellowship Handbook, filled with prayers, readings and useful suggestions for developing the spiritual life.

The Fellowship also produces a twice yearly magazine, and members are invited to join us at an annual weekend conference and our annual pilgrimage to one of the holy places of the British Isles.

The British Orthodox Fellowship is a means of allowing ordinary British people to experience the faith and spirituality of the British Orthodox Church while they remain members of their own Christian tradition, or even are investigating the Christian Faith for the first time.

The British Orthodox Fellowship is a ministry of the British Orthodox Church. We are committed to helping British people find out more about our Faith in whatever ways are most appropriate for their own circumstances.

Our bishop, Metropolitan Seraphim, is the Patron of the British Orthodox Fellowship, and the priests and clergy are Pastoral Officers, willing and able to provide support and guidance to Fellowship members when requested.

We hope that you will take this opportunity of joining the British Orthodox Fellowship and exploring the Orthodox Faith with us.

Over the past year we have extended our membership which now includes bishops, priests, pastors and lay people from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds.

We have also been able to organise a number of events to which Fellowship members and friends have been invited. These have included special liturgies, study evenings, a study day and a work day.

Through the coming year we hope to organise many such similar events, and also develop the British Orthodox Fellowship in new parts of the country and among an even wider community of Christian members.