The British Orthodox Church

within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate

A British Orthodox Church South Coast Newsletter

Christ is Risen!

Our final Sayers Common Liturgy is scheduled for Sunday 27th June: Matins (9.30) & Divine Liturgy (10.15).  The decision to close the Sayers Common mission has not been taken without any regret and reflects a situation in which in terms of our limited resources we have over-stretched ourselves or ‘spread ourselves too thinly’ in taking this on and attempting to sustain it these past two years.

This year’s Oriental Orthodox Festival is Saturday 8th May at the Coptic Centre, Shephalbury Manor, Broadhall Way, Stevenage SG2 8RH from 10:30 am to 4 pm.  The Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the UK organises the Festival and this year His Grace Bishop Angelos is hosting the event at the Coptic Orthodox centre at Stevenage.

The Festival includes a con-celebrated liturgy in which clergy of all of the member churches of the Oriental Orthodox community participate. A buffet lunch follows, made up of contributions brought by all of the participants at the festival, and the festival concludes with contributions from various Orthodox communities, which may include choirs performing hymns and songs from the various Orthodox traditions represented, and one or more short talks by some of the clergy.

The festival is an important opportunity for the various communities of the Oriental Orthodox communion in the UK to meet together to express our unity in the Orthodox Church, and to develop bonds of friendship and fellowship. It is important that as many clergy and people attend as possible to make the festival a success.

Coptic, British, Armenian and Syrian bishops together during the last Stevenage Oriental Orthodox Festival.

Read more ►


Upcoming events

26 October 2014
Morning Incense & Divine Liturgy: Bournemouth
Morning Incense 09.30, Divine Liturgy 10.15
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Doncaster
Raising of Incense – 9:45am
Divine Liturgy – 10:30am
Morning Prayer: Babingley
10.30am Morning Prayer
Raising of Incense & Divine Liturgy: Charlton
Raising of Incense 2.00 p.m.
Divine Liturgy 2.30 p.m.


Twitter | Facebook | Contact: info@britishorthodox.org | RSS Feed | © The British Orthodox Church 2012 all rights reserved | Privacy Policy