His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion will be visiting his Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland from 21st to the 31st of January 2017.  He will be meeting all his clergy on Saturday 28th January at 12:00 noon after a Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral. He will be available to meet parishioners and council members from the London Parish  from the afternoon of Thursday 26th January to the morning of 31st January. He will also meet parishioners from Cheltenham and Cardiff at St Elisabeth’s on Sunday 22nd January. The Annual General Meeting of the Cathedral Parish will follow the Hierarchal Liturgy and Trapeza on Sunday 29th January. Cathedral Trustee and Parish Council delegates will meet the Metropolitan now on Thursday 26th January. He will be visiting all his Parishes in Merseyside and East Anglia in the first part of his visit before he comes to London.


  • Saturday 21st January       Flight from NYC to Gatwick and travel to Merseyside. Interview with BBC Radio Merseyside at 15:30
  • Sunday 22nd January        Heirarchal Liturgy at St Elisabeth the New Martyr, Wallasey.
  • Monday 23rd January        Travel to Suffolk and Vigil at Mettingham
  • Tuesday 24th January        Heirarchal Liturgy at The Church of the Mother of God, Joy of those who Sorrow, Mettinghham
  • Wednesday 25th January   Colchester and Clacton,
  • Thursday 26th January        Hierarchal Liturgy at St John of Shanghai, Colchester and travel to London Cathedral
  • Friday 27th January             London Cathedral
  • Saturday 28th January         Hierarchal Liturgy 09:00; Clergy meeting 12:00, Hierarchal Vigil  London Cathedral
  • Sunday 29th January           Hierarchal Liturgy, Trapeza and Cathedral Parish AGM London Cathedral
  • Monday 30th January          London Cathedral. Lunch at Ennismore Gardens with Archbishop Elisey
  • Tuesday 31st January         Hierarchal Liturgy at the London Cathedral and return to NYC

Should you wish to make an appointment with Vladika when he is in the UK it is best to do this through Fr Paul. His time is very limited.

He is accompanied by Protodeacon Denis Lvov. He hopes to visit all his parishes during these two visits. He intends to visit again in March for the Diocesan Assembly and the Great Unction Service. March 25th is the provisional date for this. Please keep checking this site for further information. It is proposed to have the Great Consecration of our Cathedral  on or around the 21st September 2017.

Bishop Irenei of Sacramento will be visiting the UK during this period and will be in London on the weekend of the 28th and 29th January and will be serving in our Cathedral with the Metropolitan from Friday 27th through to the morning of the 30th January. He will be attending many of the events on the itinerary above.