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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. 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. Ours is a Diocese of remarkable history, and we welcome you to partake of the sacramental, pastoral and missionary life of our communities today.

The Annunciation of the Theotokos is Prayerfully Marked in the Parishes of the Diocese

Despite the impossibility of public services in most of our Diocesan territory at this moment, the Feast of the Annunciation was kept solemnly in the temples on behalf of all the faithful.

Appeal of the First Hierarch to the God-Loving Flock, in Connection with the Coronavirus Pandemic | Обращение Первоиерарха к Боголюбивой пастве в связи с пандемией коронавирусной инфекции | Appel du premier hiérarque au troupeau de Dieu au sujet de la pandémie de coronavirus

The First Hierarch of the Church Abroad calls on all clergy and faithful to humble themselves, obey the hierarchy and local authorities. | Первоиерарх Зарубежной Церкви призывает все духовенство и верующих смириться, подчиниться иерархии и местным властям.

Fifth Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘The Work of Repentance – Lessons from the Life of St Mary of Egypt for Day to Day Life’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The fifth live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight’s talk will draw from the recently-read Life of St Mary of Egypt, finding examples of repentance for day-to-day life..

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The Annunciation of the Theotokos is Prayerfully Marked in the Parishes of the Diocese

The Annunciation of the Theotokos is Prayerfully Marked in the Parishes of the Diocese

Despite the impossibility of public services in most of our Diocesan territory at this moment, the Feast of the Annunciation was kept solemnly in the temples on behalf of all the faithful ...
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Appeal of the First Hierarch to the God-Loving Flock, in Connection with the Coronavirus Pandemic | Обращение Первоиерарха к Боголюбивой пастве в связи с пандемией коронавирусной инфекции | Appel du premier hiérarque au troupeau de Dieu au sujet de la pandémie de coronavirus

Appeal of the First Hierarch to the God-Loving Flock, in Connection with the Coronavirus Pandemic | Обращение Первоиерарха к Боголюбивой пастве в связи с пандемией коронавирусной инфекции | Appel du premier hiérarque au troupeau de Dieu au sujet de la pandémie de coronavirus

The First Hierarch of the Church Abroad calls on all clergy and faithful to humble themselves, obey the hierarchy and local authorities. | Первоиерарх Зарубежной Церкви призывает все духовенство и верующих смириться, подчиниться иерархии и местным властям ...
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Fifth Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘The Work of Repentance - Lessons from the Life of St Mary of Egypt for Day to Day Life’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

Fifth Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘The Work of Repentance – Lessons from the Life of St Mary of Egypt for Day to Day Life’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The fifth live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight's talk will draw from the recently-read Life of St Mary of Egypt, finding examples of repentance for day-to-day life ...
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Fourth Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘How to Quiet the Mind: Practicing the Discernment of Thoughts’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

Fourth Live-Stream Lenten Spiritual Talk with Bishop Irenei Tonight: ‘How to Quiet the Mind: Practicing the Discernment of Thoughts’, for the Benefit of Those Housebound on Account of the Current Epidemic

The fourth live-streamed Lenten talk for those housebound during the coronavirus epidemic. Tonight's talk will address the themes of the thoughts, control of the wandering mind, and interior discernment ...
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Fourth Sunday of Great Lent - St John of the Ladder: Materials for Prayer at Home in Cases Where Church Attendance is Not Possible Due to the Coronavirus, and Instructions to Receive Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent – St John of the Ladder: Materials for Prayer at Home in Cases Where Church Attendance is Not Possible Due to the Coronavirus, and Instructions to Receive Holy Communion

For those who cannot be in a church this Sunday, we provide the texts of the prayers and hymns for this sacred day, to read at home, with special prayers for this time of trial and instructions on receiving the Mysteries ...
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Diocesan Resources

Additional Materials

Diocesan Hierarch

Bishop Irenei of London: Calendar, Communications and Information

About the Diocese

Life and history of the Diocese 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