SERVICES: Unless otherwise stated, our services are in English. Please double-check details before setting off, as service arrangements can be subject to change – thank you!
Next Divine Liturgy: At the new premises (with a new iconostasis DV): Saturday 2nd December (Fr Paul Elliott) 10:00 Hours and confession,~ 10:30 Divine Liturgy.
Fr Paul will be bringing the icon and relic of St John of Shanghai with him again.
You and your friends and family are warmly invited to all our (mainly) English-language Divine Liturgy and other services. We are a small group of faithful and new faces are always very welcome.
WE HAVE READERS’ SERVICES – (Services without a priest) – USUALLY FOLLOWED BY AN AKATHIST IN HONOUR OF ST JOHN OF SHANGHAI every Sunday at 10:30 am
DIVINE LITURGIES: (updated as soon as details are known)
10:00 Hours and Confession followed at about 10:30 by DIVINE LITURGY – (this may be followed by any other services such as panikhida, baptisms etc.) followed by light refreshments. Everyone very welcome.
NEXT PLANNED DATES:
DECEMBER: SATURDAY 2nd (Fr Paul Elliott)
JANUARY: SATURDAY 13th (Fr Paul Elliott)
Such as HOUSE BLESSINGS, BAPTISMS, COMMEMORATIONS OF THE DEAD, HOSPITAL VISITATIONS, FUNERALS etc- by arrangement.
USUAL PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION:
All who would partake of Divine Liturgy Communion are reminded to be sure at least
- to fast from midnight (people requiring medication are allowed to make necessary adjustments to this)
- to be present from the very beginning of the Liturgy.
- Confession is recommended as preparation for Communion, but can be done to a different confessor.
Our ROCOR sister parish of Saint John the Wonderworker in British Columbia in Canada has a very readable page on Confession and Communion. You may like to explore the link below:
There is a table with antidoron (the remaining bread from the preparation for the Eucharist, which has been blessed, but not consecrated) and warm wine diluted with water at the back of the church on the left when coming in. Both are for taking immediately after Communion. This is a practice within the Russian Tradition to ensure also that the Eucharist is being swallowed properly and so surely taken into us. Please partake of the wine and antidoron served at this table after partaking of Communion, many thanks.
We are a young parish with very few choir members at present. We welcome any
expression of interest of people who may want to join the choir. In addition to untrained people we are especially in need of people who can teach us English language Russian Liturgical melodies. If this is you
, please do not hesitate to make yourself known to us!! Thank you.
For those of us who are also interested in attending Services in Stradbally, County Laois in the Republic of Ireland, here is a link to the Service page of their website…http://www.st-colman-church.org/html_en/service-en.htm
We also have another sister parish, The Parish of St Elizabeth the New-Martyr, and it has a wonderful extensive website http://www.newmartyr.info/ and also a warm relationship with our parish thanks to Fr Paul Elliott who has been continually supportive of us in many different ways and not lastly by coming over to serve for us.