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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.

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.

Special Liturgical Texts for the Centenary Jubilee Year of the ROCOR | Литургические тексты к столетнему юбилею РПЦЗ

Special liturgical commemorations have been appointed for the present centenary year of the ROCOR. | Литургические тексты назначены на нынешний столетний юбилей РПЦЗ.

Spiritual Talk in London on Wednesday 19th February: ‘Preparing to Fight the Passions’

The next in our series of spiritual talks with our Bishop, on entering into the spiritual arena and learning to combat the passions.

Unction Schedule for Great Lent 2020 | Распоряжение о Таинстве Соборования в Великом посту 2020 г. | Calendrier des Offices de Grande Onction durant le Grand Carême 2020

Schedule of General Unction services to be served throughout the Diocese during Great Lent | Распоряжение о Таинстве Соборования в Великом посту 2020 г. | Calendrier des Offices de Grande Onction durant le Grand Carême 2020

Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany: ‘Today’s Schism Risks Being More Serious than the Schism of 1054’ | Митрополит Берлинский и Германский Марк: «Нынешний раскол рискует стать серьезнее раскола 1054 года».

Metropolitan Mark, who for more than thirty years was Ruling Bishop of the British portion of our Diocese, makes important remarks on the current situation regarding the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

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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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Special Liturgical Texts for the Centenary Jubilee Year of the ROCOR | Литургические тексты к столетнему юбилею РПЦЗ

Special Liturgical Texts for the Centenary Jubilee Year of the ROCOR | Литургические тексты к столетнему юбилею РПЦЗ

Special liturgical commemorations have been appointed for the present centenary year of the ROCOR. | Литургические тексты назначены на нынешний столетний юбилей РПЦЗ ...
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Spiritual Talk in London on Wednesday 19th February: 'Preparing to Fight the Passions'

Spiritual Talk in London on Wednesday 19th February: ‘Preparing to Fight the Passions’

The next in our series of spiritual talks with our Bishop, on entering into the spiritual arena and learning to combat the passions ...
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Unction Schedule for Great Lent 2020 | Распоряжение о Таинстве Соборования в Великом посту 2020 г. | Calendrier des Offices de Grande Onction durant le Grand Carême 2020

Unction Schedule for Great Lent 2020 | Распоряжение о Таинстве Соборования в Великом посту 2020 г. | Calendrier des Offices de Grande Onction durant le Grand Carême 2020

Schedule of General Unction services to be served throughout the Diocese during Great Lent | Распоряжение о Таинстве Соборования в Великом посту 2020 г. | Calendrier des Offices de Grande Onction durant le Grand Carême 2020 ...
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Article by Subdeacon Nicolas Mabin on 'My Life in Christ' is published in Orthodox Life

Article by Subdeacon Nicolas Mabin on ‘My Life in Christ’ is published in Orthodox Life

A subdeacon of our Diocesan Cathedral has written a review of English editions of 'My Life in Christ' by St John of Kronstadt ...
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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