Orthodox Marriage at Charlton Church

On Sunday afternoon, 26th September, following the Divine Liturgy celebrated for St. Thomas’ Orthodox Parish at the Anglican Parish Church of St. Thomas, Old Charlton, Abba Seraphim undertook the Holy Matrimony of Lee Napier & Rodica Valeria (née Stăvila) Napier of Bath and, who were married under the secular civil law of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland on 25 September 2019 at the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Registry Office in the County of Dorset. As Valeria was a Moravian Orthodox Christian and Lee was a Catholic they were anxious to undergo a solemn religious sacramental celebration of their marriage. Abba Seraphim was assisted by Abba James and Archdeacon Antony Holland whilst several friends and relations of Lee & Valeria also attended both services.