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 Archbishop Elisey 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):

18th February (Saturday of St. Theodosius of Chernigov, commemoration of all departed)

25th February (Saturday of Iveron Icon of Theotokos, St Alexis of Moscow, St Ethelwald of Lindisfarne)

4th March (First Saturday of the Great Lent, St Theodore Tyron, St Leo the Great Pope of Rome, St Patriarch Martyr Hermogen)

18th March (Third Saturday of the Great Lent, St Theodore of Smolensk, Venerable Colman of Armagh)

25th March (Fourth Saturday of the Great Lent, St Gregory the Dialogist Pope of Rome, Venerable Simeon the New Theologian)

1st April (Fifth Saturday of the Great Lent, Laudation of the Mother of God). St John Liturgy followed by service of Unction.

8th April (Sixth Saturday of Great Lent, Resurrection of Lazarus)

14th April at 18:00 (Great Friday, Passion of Jesus Christ). Lecture of twelve Passion Gospels, Burial of Christ Veneration of Epitaphios celebrated during Vespers and Matins. Confessions will be on Friday 14th April from 4pm and Saturday 15th April from 12:30 till 4pm. There will be no confessions before or after the Paschal Liturgy in the evening.

15th April at 10:30 am (Strict Fast, Vespers and St Basil Liturgy)

15th April at 20:00 (GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF CHRIST – PASCHA). Liturgy of St John followed by food Blessing.

29th April (Second Week of Pascha, Sts. Myrrh-Bearing Women)

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. We also have a page on Facebook.


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