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
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):

13th January (Apodosis of the Nativity of Christ)

20th January (Epiphay, Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Blessing of the Waters)

27th January (Apodosis of the Epiphany; St. Nina, equal-to-the-Apostles, enlightener of Georgia)

3rd February (Venerable Maximus the Greek of Russia)

10th February (Venerable Ephraim the Syrian; The Saturday of the Dead)

17th February (All of the venerable fathers, lit up with great deeds)

24th February (First Saturday of the Great Lent; Great Martyr Theodore Tyro)

3rd March (St. Leo the Great, Pope of Rome)

10th March (St. Tarasius, archbishop of Constantinople; remembrance of the dead)

17th March (St. Daniel, prince of Moscow). Unction service after the Liturgy.

24th March (St. Gregory the Dialogist, Pope of Rome; Laudation of the Mother of God)

31st March (Lazarus Saturday)

5th April at 18:30 (Great Thursday, strict fast; Matins lecture 12 Passion Gospels)

6th April at 18:30 (Passion of Jesus Christ, strict fast; matins and Vespers with Veneration of Holy Epitaphios Shrine of Christ). Confessions between 16-18:00.

7th April at 21:00 (The Bright Resurrection of Christ, The Pascha of the Lord; Procession, Matins and Paschal Liturgy of St. John). Blessing of Paschal food after the Liturgy.

14th April (Bright Saturday, Blessing distribution of Artos)

21st April (Sts. Myrrh-Bearing Women, St. Celestine, Pope of Rome)

28th April (Martyrs Basilissa and Anastasia of Rome, St. Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome)

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.

For all other services (Baptisms, Weddings, Panikhidas) please contact the Priest at least 3 weeks ahead.