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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.

Епископ Вевейский Александр посетил Покровский приход в Цюрихе по случаю престольного праздника. | Bishop Alexander of Vevey Celebrates the Altar Feast of the Pokrov Parish in Zurich.

В Свято-Покровском приходе города Цюриха состоялись торжества по случаю престольного праздника. | Divine Services were celebrated and festivities held in honour of the Altar Feast of the Parish of the Protection of the Theotokos in Zurich, Switzerland.

Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Patronal Feastday of the Parish of St John the Wonderworker in Belfast, Northern Ireland. | Епископ Ириней посетил Белфаст, Северная Ирландия и возглавил воскресное богослужение в честь престольного праздника.

His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to celebrate a weekend of Divine Services in honour of the Altar Feast of the Parish. | Епископ Ириней посетил Белфаст, Северная Ирландия и возглавил воскресное богослужение в честь престольного праздника.

Епископ Вевейский Александр возглавляет богослужения Престольного Праздника кафедрального собора в Женеве. | Bishop Alexander Leads the Divine Services of the Altar Feast of the Geneva Cathedral.

В день Всемирного Воздвижения Честного и Животворящего Креста Господня, который в этом году выпал на воскресный день, кафедральный собор Женевы отмечал свой престольный праздник. | On the feastday of the Universal Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, which this year fell on a Sunday, the Geneva Cathedral celebrated its patronal feast day.

Part III of ‘A Spiritual Catechism’ Live Talks with Bishop Irenei to Take Place Tonight on the Theme: ‘The Mysteries of the Church and the Life in Christ’.

The next in the six-week, six-part series of live talks with Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, entitled ‘A Spiritual Catechism’, will take place today, Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 7.00 p.m. UK time.

Епископ Ириней совершил архипастырский визит и совершил чин Воздвижения Креста. | Bishop Irenei Makes and Archpastoral Visit to Florence for the Feast of the Cross.

Епископ Ириней совершил архипастырский визит и совершил чин Воздвижения Креста. | Bishop Irenei made an archpastoral visit to Florence and celebrated the Rite of the Exaltation of the Cross.

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Епископ Вевейский Александр посетил Покровский приход в Цюрихе по случаю престольного праздника. | Bishop Alexander of Vevey Celebrates the Altar Feast of the Pokrov Parish in Zurich.

Епископ Вевейский Александр посетил Покровский приход в Цюрихе по случаю престольного праздника. | Bishop Alexander of Vevey Celebrates the Altar Feast of the Pokrov Parish in Zurich.

В Свято-Покровском приходе города Цюриха состоялись торжества по случаю престольного праздника. | Divine Services were celebrated and festivities held in honour of the Altar Feast of the Parish of the Protection of the Theotokos in Zurich, Switzerland ...
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Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Patronal Feastday of the Parish of St John the Wonderworker in Belfast, Northern Ireland. | Епископ Ириней посетил Белфаст, Северная Ирландия и возглавил воскресное богослужение в честь престольного праздника.

Bishop Irenei Celebrates the Patronal Feastday of the Parish of St John the Wonderworker in Belfast, Northern Ireland. | Епископ Ириней посетил Белфаст, Северная Ирландия и возглавил воскресное богослужение в честь престольного праздника.

His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to celebrate a weekend of Divine Services in honour of the Altar Feast of the Parish. | Епископ Ириней посетил Белфаст, Северная Ирландия и возглавил воскресное богослужение в честь престольного праздника ...
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Епископ Вевейский Александр возглавляет богослужения Престольного Праздника кафедрального собора в Женеве. | Bishop Alexander Leads the Divine Services of the Altar Feast of the Geneva Cathedral.

Епископ Вевейский Александр возглавляет богослужения Престольного Праздника кафедрального собора в Женеве. | Bishop Alexander Leads the Divine Services of the Altar Feast of the Geneva Cathedral.

В день Всемирного Воздвижения Честного и Животворящего Креста Господня, который в этом году выпал на воскресный день, кафедральный собор Женевы отмечал свой престольный праздник. | On the feastday of the Universal Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, which this year fell on a Sunday, the Geneva Cathedral celebrated its patronal feast day ...
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Part III of 'A Spiritual Catechism' Live Talks with Bishop Irenei to Take Place Tonight on the Theme: 'The Mysteries of the Church and the Life in Christ'.

Part III of ‘A Spiritual Catechism’ Live Talks with Bishop Irenei to Take Place Tonight on the Theme: ‘The Mysteries of the Church and the Life in Christ’.

The next in the six-week, six-part series of live talks with Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe, entitled 'A Spiritual Catechism', will take place today, Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 7.00 p.m. UK time ...
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Епископ Ириней совершил архипастырский визит и совершил чин Воздвижения Креста. | Bishop Irenei Makes and Archpastoral Visit to Florence for the Feast of the Cross.

Епископ Ириней совершил архипастырский визит и совершил чин Воздвижения Креста. | Bishop Irenei Makes and Archpastoral Visit to Florence for the Feast of the Cross.

Епископ Ириней совершил архипастырский визит и совершил чин Воздвижения Креста. | Bishop Irenei made an archpastoral visit to Florence and celebrated the Rite of the Exaltation of the Cross ...
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'A Spiritual Catechism': A Weekly Live-Stream Spiritual Discussion with Bishop Irenei to begin 22nd September

‘A Spiritual Catechism’: A Weekly Live-Stream Spiritual Discussion with Bishop Irenei to begin 22nd September

The Diocese is pleased to announce that the first in a project of on-line catechism programmes will begin this month, with the first series led by our Diocesan Bishop, His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe. This first six-part series of live-streamed video talks on Zoom will take place in English; in future the Diocese intends to run ...
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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