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):

20th April (Lazarus Saturday, St. Govan of Cornwall)

26th April at 18:30 (Passion Week: Great Friday, Passion of Jesus Christ; No Liturgy, Strict Fasting, Vespers and Veneration of Holy Epitaphios)

27th April at 10:30 (Passion Week: Great Saturday; St. Martin the Confessor, pope of Rome). Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil.

27th April at 23:00 (The Bright Resurrection of Christ, The Pascha of the Lord). Matines and Paschal Liturgy of St. John. Blessing of Paschal food after the night Liturgy.

4th May (Bright Saturday; Hieromartyr Januarius, bishop of Benevento). Blessing and distribution of Artos.

11th May (Forefeast of Holy Myrrh bearing women Mary Magdalene, Mary Cleopas, Salome, Joanna, Susanna, Mary and Martha)

18th May (Great-martyr Irene of Thessalonica, St. Hydrock of Cornwall)

25th May (Holy Equals-to-the-Apostles Methodius and Cyril, first teachers of the Slavs)

31st May - 2nd June: Sourozh Diocesian Conference, no services in Birmingham.

8th June (Afterfeast of the Ascension; St. Augustine of Canterbury, evangelizer of England)

15th June (Forefeast of Holy Trinity Pentecost, Commemoration of the Dead)

22nd June (Adoposis of Pentecost; St. Columba of Iona; St. Alexius of Moscow)

29th June (All venerable and holy Fathers of the Holy Mount Athos; St. Theophan the Recluse)

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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