Catechism / Study Group

5 Hosea 4 v My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast


The Prophet Hosea

rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Fr Paul has blessed us to have a study group for those interested in deepening our faith also by this means. All sinners (and saints) welcome – from tentative enquirer to seasoned Orthodox faithful.




We are delighted to be able to announce that, beginning on Tuesday 22nd of September 2020, our bishop, Vladyka Irenei Steenberg is starting a series of catechetical talks given especially to help those interested in deepening our understanding of the Orthodox faith. This is an incredibly wonderful  development and we are very grateful to him.

These talks will be given on the Zoom platform. You can either zoom in directly from your home or come and join us for the experience. You are very welcome and invited.

The Diocesan website has more information about the talks and the clickable links to join the sessions. You can find the link to it here.

You are invited also, to join us on a Tuesday evening after the talk, to an Akathist to St John the Forerunner and Preparer of the Way (which begins at around 8:30pm).

“A catechism is a summary or exposition of doctrine and serves as a learning introduction to the Sacraments traditionally used in catechesis, or Christian religious teaching of children and adult converts”. (Wikipedia definition). It aims to provide a solid and sound foundation for growth in faith and holiness within the ancient body of the Holy Church.

St Philaret (Drosdov) of MoscowOne trusted source of Catechism to turn to has been provided for us by St Philaret of Moscow (icon on the left) and can be found online when clicking on: The Catechism of St Philaret (Drozdov) of Moscow

Another, more recent Catechism, also online, is a pdf document of 55 pages inspired by THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: An Introduction to Orthodox Dogma and Spirituality, by Hieromonk Hilarion Alfeyev and can be opened by clicking on this link: