Location

The Orthodox Church of St. John of Shanghai, is located at the corner of the Antrim Rd and Cliftonville Rd., with the entry from 202-204 Antrim Rd. Belfast BT15 2GW

Map of St John of Shanghai

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It is located beside the big church photographed above, in the first floor of the church hall building, behind the big window overlooking the Antrim Rd on the photograph below.

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Depending on who else may be using the halls entry may be gained by the first and or second door you come to after entering the church yard. The church is then located on the first floor up the stairs.

TRAVELLING BY CITY BUS:

There is a bus stop directly by the church on the Antrim Road, serviced by Translink Metro Busses of number 1a, 1b, 1c, (NOT 1d), 1e, 1f and 1j. The name of this stop on the Antrim Rd is ‘Cliftonville Rd’. [On the Translink Metro timetables and route plans the name of this stop is not separately mentioned, but it is located between the Stops called “Carlisle Circus” and “Elia Street”.]

You can also travel to the Cliftonville Rd. side of the church to the stop called ‘Academy’ using bus numbers 12a, 12b, 12c.

You can find these buses’ time tables by clicking on the respective timetable link on the page below:

http://www.translink.co.uk/Routes-and-Timetables/

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TRAVELLING BY TRAIN:

LARNE – YORKGATE TRAIN STATION:

The first Sunday morning train service, leaving Larne Harbour at 8:55 am via Larne Town and various other stops including Carrickfergus comes into Yorkgate Train Station at 9:46. The walk to St John of Shanghai has been calculated by Google as taking 16 -18 minutes, but even if you take a little longer, you will still arrive during Hours and before the beginning of Divine Liturgy.

For an up-to-date timetable and stops check the links below:

Larne to Belfast

http://www.translink.co.uk/Documents/timetables/winter%202015a/larne%20-%20Belfast.pdf

Belfast to Larne

http://www.translink.co.uk/Documents/timetables/winter%202015a/Belfast%20-%20Larne.pdf

PORTRUSH / COLERAINE (via Ballymena and Antrim) – YORKGATE TRAIN STATION:

The first early Sunday morning train service is scheduled to get into the Yorkgate train station at 10:35. This is not ideal, as Divine Liturgy would have started around that time, but it is certainly better than not making it at all. Instead of walking up you may be able to get a taxi if you so desire and only miss a small section of the Liturgy … You can have Confession after the Service by arrangement with Fr Mladen.

For an up-to-date timetable and stops check the links below:

To Belfast

http://www.translink.co.uk/Documents/timetables/winter%202015a/Derry_Londonderry%20-%20Belfast.pdf

From Belfast

http://www.translink.co.uk/Documents/timetables/winter%202015a/Derry_Londonderry%20-%20Belfast.pdf

TRAVELLING BY CAR

You may find it useful to plan your route using the google maps link below and putting your address in the section on the left as a starting point …  https://www.google.de/maps/dir//202+-+204,+St+John+of+Shanghai,+Antrim+Rd,+Belfast+BT15+2GW,+UK/@54.6139298,-5.938824,17z/data=!4m16!1m7!3m6!1s0x48610848968c2ca7:0xf5593ccd836d526!2sSt+John+of+Shanghai!3b1!8m2!3d54.6139267!4d-5.9366353!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x48610848968c2ca7:0xf5593ccd836d526!2m2!1d-5.9366353!2d54.6139267