The transfer of Father Peter Farrington to wider work within the Patriarchal diocese in the UK, has necessitated a review of the mission activities begun by him. As a result, the Windsor, Stoke-on-Trent and Swindon missions have now been transferred to the oversight of His Grace Bishop Angaelos.
The BOC London Mission at St. George-in-the-East at Shadwell, which began in March 2012, was established to serve as a centre for our people in the capital and as a means of teaching about the Orthodox faith and tradition. Unfortunately it has been decided that currently there isn’t sufficient manpower to sustain an effective ministry there and we will return to using St. Thomas’s at Charlton as our London base.
The scheduled services and Study Evenings at Shadwell for this month through to the end of the year, have therefore been cancelled. Abba Seraphim has now also assumed responsibility for running the Chatham Church, where the Liturgy will be monthly for the time being.