The Orthodox Community of All Saints of Britain and Ireland in Birmingham

The Russian Orthodox Church in Britain and Ireland

About Us

We are a Eucharistic Community within the Diocese of Sourozh, Moscow Patriarchate. The Diocese in this country was founded by Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) of blessed memory. The diocese is headed by Bishop Matthew of Sourozh.

We are a multi-ethnic community and Orthodox Christians from various nationalities worship with us. The services are in Church Slavonic (with some English) and may be attended by anyone who is interested, although only Orthodox Christians may receive Holy Communion at the Divine Liturgy. Services are held in:

The Oratory Church of the Immaculate Conception
141 Hagley Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham B16 8UE
The Church is in Birmingham city centre within walking distance from the station "Five Ways". Please click here for more details on how to find us. Please also note that our services are held in the Upper Chapel. It is on the first floor (please use a separate entry). There is a lift as well.

Here are the nearest services (all start at 10:30am):

26th May (Eve of Pentecost-Holy Trinity, Commemoration of the Dead). Parish Assembly after the Liturgy.

2nd June (Adoposis of Pentecost; Martyrs Alexander and Asterius; St. Ethelbert, king and martyr)

8-10th June: Diocesian Conference "Martyrdom and Mission" about New Martyrs of Christ of the 20th century with Bishops and Priests from UK and Russia. Veneration of relics of St. Serafim of Sarov. Please go to sourish.org for further details.

16th June (All Saints of Britain and Ireland, Patronal feast; Venerable Kevin, hermit and abbot of Glendalough)

23rd June (Synaxis of All Saints of Siberia and Riazan; St. Basil, bishop of Ryazan; St. John Maximovich, Metropolitan of Tobolsk)

30th June (Martyrs Manuel, Sabel, and Ismael of Persia; Martyr Nectan of Hartland (Devon); St. Botolph, abbot and confessor, of Suffolk)

7th July (Nativity of St. John the Baptist)

14th July (Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, martyrs at Rome; Holy Julius and Aaron, protomartyrs of Wales; St. Servanus, Apostle of Western Fife of East Scotland)

21rd July (Appearance of the Kazan Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos; St. Grimbald, hieromonk of Winchester)

28th July (Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, enlightener of the Russian Land; Synaxis of All Saints of Kiev)

Confessions are before the Liturgy. Please come for confessions early.

For further information contact Archpriest Michael Gogoleff, tel: 01225 858792 or Inga Popova, tel: 07465206030.


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