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.

Final Schedule for the Funeral of Archpriest Thomas

Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany will be arriving on Monday 16th December to serve the Funeral of Archpriest Thomas Hardy in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the...

The Temple of St John the Wonderworker in Colchester, England, to be Consecrated in July 2020

The rite of the Great Consecration of the Church will be celebrated by both diocesan hierarchs.

Diocesan Iconographer Wins Third Prize in Synodal Centenary Commemorative Icon Competition

A parishioner from the London Cathedral submitted a composition highlighting the host of saintly lives from the first hundred years of the ROCOR.

Reminder: Spiritual Discussion to Take Place at London Cathedral on Thursday, 12th December

Resuming our regular discussion evenings, on this occasion on ‘Good and Evil, Right and Wrong – Foundations for the Spiritual Life’.

Bishop Irenei Participates in the Winter Meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops | Отчет о заседании Архиерейского Синода

The Diocese’s Bishop participated in the regular meeting of the Synod in New York preceding the feastday of the Kursk-root icon.

Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany is Elevated to the Rank of Metropolitan | Репортаж о возвышении архиепископа Марка в сан Митрополита

Archbishop Mark is elevated to Metropolitan by the Holy Synod at its recent winter session, on the feastday of the Kursk icon.

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Latest News

Final Schedule for the Funeral of Archpriest Thomas

Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany will be arriving on Monday 16th December to serve the Funeral of Archpriest Thomas Hardy in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Chiswick (W4 4ED) The Funeral itself in on Tuesday 17th December. The final schedule of arrangements for the Funeral of Father Thomas is now as follows. Vespers ...
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The Temple of St John the Wonderworker in Colchester, England, to be Consecrated in July 2020

The Temple of St John the Wonderworker in Colchester, England, to be Consecrated in July 2020

The rite of the Great Consecration of the Church will be celebrated by both diocesan hierarchs ...
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Diocesan Iconographer Wins Third Prize in Synodal  Centenary Commemorative Icon Competition

Diocesan Iconographer Wins Third Prize in Synodal Centenary Commemorative Icon Competition

A parishioner from the London Cathedral submitted a composition highlighting the host of saintly lives from the first hundred years of the ROCOR ...
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Reminder: Spiritual Discussion to Take Place at London Cathedral on Thursday, 12th December

Reminder: Spiritual Discussion to Take Place at London Cathedral on Thursday, 12th December

Resuming our regular discussion evenings, on this occasion on 'Good and Evil, Right and Wrong - Foundations for the Spiritual Life' ...
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Bishop Irenei Participates in the Winter Meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops | Отчет о заседании Архиерейского Синода

Bishop Irenei Participates in the Winter Meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops | Отчет о заседании Архиерейского Синода

The Diocese’s Bishop participated in the regular meeting of the Synod in New York preceding the feastday of the Kursk-root icon ...
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UPDATED: Archpriest Thomas Hardy Departs to the Lord (Funeral Details Attached)

UPDATED: Archpriest Thomas Hardy Departs to the Lord (Funeral Details Attached)

A senior cleric of the Diocese, Fr Thomas Hardy, has reposed in the Lord aged 93 ...
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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.