Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe

 

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Welcome to the official web site of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia’s Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe. We are pleased to welcome you, and to invite you to share in the rich heritage of Orthodox Christianity in these territories. Our mission is to share the rich treasures of Orthodox Christianity to all peoples, embracing the Orthodox history of these lands and the intercessions of our host of local Saints in order to draw peoples of every nationality, tongue, age and race into the life of the Gospel that has been proclaimed in our Church for more than 2,000 years.

Choir, Music and Prayer: The Embodiment of the Traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Full text of address by Bishop Irenei to the inaugural pan-European Church Music Conference, held in London from 23-26 January 2020.

Bishop Irenei to speak on “Truth in the Face of Heresy: Spiritual Life in the Witness of St Irenaeus of Lyons” at Study Weekend in Poole, England

Two days of talks on the spiritual and theological legacy of St Irenaeus will be delivered by our Diocesan Bishop, at a conference open to registration.

Throngs of Faithful Celebrate the Lord’s Baptism in Luxembourg | Une grande multitude de fidèles célèbrent le baptême du Seigneur à Luxembourg

The Diocese’s historic parish in Luxembourg was filled beyond capacity with faithful celebrating the Theophany of Christ and the blessing of the waters.

Theophany is Celebrated in Geneva, and a Child Joins the Lord in the Waters on the Day of His Baptism | Крещение Господне – Богоявление в Женеве

Multitudes of faithful celebrate the Theophany in Geneva, with a baby being baptised on the day of the Lord’s baptism in the Jordan.

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Choir, Music and Prayer: The Embodiment of the Traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Choir, Music and Prayer: The Embodiment of the Traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Full text of address by Bishop Irenei to the inaugural pan-European Church Music Conference, held in London from 23-26 January 2020 ...
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Bishop Irenei to speak on "Truth in the Face of Heresy: Spiritual Life in the Witness of St Irenaeus of Lyons" at Study Weekend in Poole, England

Bishop Irenei to speak on “Truth in the Face of Heresy: Spiritual Life in the Witness of St Irenaeus of Lyons” at Study Weekend in Poole, England

Two days of talks on the spiritual and theological legacy of St Irenaeus will be delivered by our Diocesan Bishop, at a conference open to registration ...
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Throngs of Faithful Celebrate the Lord's Baptism in Luxembourg | Une grande multitude de fidèles célèbrent le baptême du Seigneur à Luxembourg

Throngs of Faithful Celebrate the Lord’s Baptism in Luxembourg | Une grande multitude de fidèles célèbrent le baptême du Seigneur à Luxembourg

The Diocese's historic parish in Luxembourg was filled beyond capacity with faithful celebrating the Theophany of Christ and the blessing of the waters ...
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Theophany is Celebrated in Geneva, and a Child Joins the Lord in the Waters on the Day of His Baptism | Крещение Господне - Богоявление в Женеве

Theophany is Celebrated in Geneva, and a Child Joins the Lord in the Waters on the Day of His Baptism | Крещение Господне – Богоявление в Женеве

Multitudes of faithful celebrate the Theophany in Geneva, with a baby being baptised on the day of the Lord's baptism in the Jordan ...
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Theophany in Northern England Celebrated with the Blessing of the Mersey

Theophany in Northern England Celebrated with the Blessing of the Mersey

The waters of the River Mersey are blessed by the clergy and faithful of St Elisabeth Parish in Wallasey ...
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At its Patronal Feastday of St Seraphim, the Sanremo Parish Welcomes the Relics of St John the Wonderworker

At its Patronal Feastday of St Seraphim, the Sanremo Parish Welcomes the Relics of St John the Wonderworker

Bishop Irenei visited the Sanremo parish for its Altar Feast, at which Priest Dionysi was awarded the Gold Cross ...
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Diocesan Resources

Additional Materials

Diocesan Hierarch

Bishop Irenei of London: Calendar, Writings and Info.

About the Diocese

History, life and parishes on continental Europe and the British Isles.

The Church Abroad

History and notable figures of our Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Parishes

Directory of All Diocesan Parishes, with addresses, web links and contacts.

Clergy

Directory of Priests and Deacons serving in Great Britain and Western Europe.

Liturgics

Resources on the Divine Services, including our Liturgical Handbook.

Diocesan Resources

Contacts

Contact Us

Contact the Diocese via a web form for general enquiries and information.

Diocesan Chancellery

Administrative details and offices of the Diocesan Governance.

Parish Directory

Map and listing of all parishes within the Diocese, with information.

Clergy Directory

Directory of all active clergymen of the Diocese, with contact details.