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Наш Приход находится под омофором Его Высокопреосвященства Архиепископа Марка Берлинско-Германского и Великобританского, епархия Русской Православной Церкви Загранице...Our parish is under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain, Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. 

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Добро пожаловать в приходскую общину Святого равноапостольного великого князя Владимира – Русской Православной Церкви за Границей… 

Welcome to Saint Prince Vladimir’s, Cheltenham – a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad..


Divine Liturgy 2017 Божественная литургия

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Sunday 23rd July Воскресенье, 23  июля

Sunday 20th August Воскресенье, 20 августа


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• The Miracle-Working Myrrh-Streaming “Hawaiian-Iveron” Icon of the Mother of God was brought to our parish 18 May 2017 by
His Grace, Bishop Irenei of Sacramento, Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Fr Paul Elliott, Chancellor of our Diocese, together with Subdeacon Nectarios Yangson, keeper and guardian of the famous Hawaiian Icon of the Mother of God, where a Moleben (prayer service) and Akathist to the Mother of God was held.

Services also held in Bristol, Cardiff,  Oxford and at the Russian Church Abroad Cathedral of The Dormition of the Mother of God and Holy Royal Martyrs in Harvard Road, Chiswick

Please also check the website of the Russian Church Abroad Diocese of Great Britain & Ireland

Next services in Church Slavonic & English ++ Cheltenham: Bentham: Sunday 25th June 1000hrs www.russianchurchcheltenham.org.uk  ++ Other  locations ++ Cardiff: Saturday 27th May 0930hrs  www.russianorthodoxchurchcardiff.com ++ Birmingham: www.birmingham-sourozh.org.uk ++ Bristol: www.bristol-sourozh.org.uk/services.html ++ Oxford: www.stnicholas-oxford.org ++ Swindon: www.russianchurchswindon.co.uk ++ Cathedral in Chiswick, London: Frequent services www.russianchurchlondon.org

For Greek Orthodox services according to the New Calendar at Bentham, Cheltenham please check here:  [Note: Greek/English www.greekorthodoxcheltenham.org.uk]



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May 2017

  • May 1, 2017 – Maksimovskaya Mother of God
  • May 2, 2017 – Blessed Matrona of Moscow ;
  • 3 May 2017 – Cyprus Mother of God
  • May 6, 2017 – Great Martyr. Georgiya Pobedonostsa. Iberian Icon of the Mother of God.
  • May 8, 2017 – Apostle and Evangelist Mark;
  • May 9, 2017 – Thanksgiving service in the Victory Day
  • May 10, 2017 –  Hieromartyr. Simeon ;
  • May 11, 2017 –  Mother of God “Softener of Evil Hearts” and “inviolable wall”
  • May 13, 2017 – the Apostle Iakova Zevedeeva
  • May 15, 2017 – Blessed Prince Boris and Gleb
  • May 16, 2017 – Venerable. Theodosius, abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk
  • May 18, 2017 – Icons “Inexhaustible Chalice”
  • May 21, 2017 – Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian
  • May 22, 2017 – St. Nikolaya Chudotvortsa (Nicholas Summer)
  • May 23, 2017 – Apostle Simona Zilota
  • May 24, 2017 – Saint’s day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill; Ravnoapp. Cyril and Methodius
  • May 25, 2017 – Ascension of the Lord.  PriestMartyr Herman, the Patriarch of Moscow
  • May 28, 2017 – Blgv. Prince Dimitry;
  • May 30, 2017 –  The beginning of Lent Petrova.

Май 2017

  • 1 мая 2017 — Максимовской иконы Божией Матери
  • 2 мая 2017 — Блаженной Матроны Московской;
  • 3 мая 2017 — Кипрской иконы Божией Матери
  • 6 мая 2017 — Вмч. Георгия Победоносца. Иверской иконы Божией Матери.
  • 8  мая 2017 — Апостола и евангелиста Марка;
  • 9  мая 2017 — Благодарственный молебен в день Победы
  • 10 мая 2017 — Сщмч. Симеона;
  • 11 мая 2017 — Икон Божией Матери “Умягчение злых сердец” и “Нерушимая стена”
  • 13  мая 2017 — Апостола Иакова Зеведеева
  • 15  мая 2017 — Благоверных князей Бориса и Глеба
  • 16  мая 2017 — Прп. Феодосия, игумена Киево-Печерского
  • 18  мая 2017 — Иконы «Неупиваемая Чаша»
  • 21 мая 2017 — Апостола и евангелиста Иоанна Богослова.
  • 22 мая 2017 — Святителя Николая Чудотворца (Летний Николай)
  • 23 мая 2017 — Апостола Симона Зилота
  • 24 мая 2017 — День тезоименитства Святейшего Патриарха Кирилла; Равноапп. Мефодия и Кирилла
  • 25 мая 2017 — Вознесенее Господне. Священномученика Германа, патриарха Московского
  • 28 мая 2017 — Блгв. царевича Димитрия;
  • 30 мая 2017 — Начало Петрова поста.




Thank you to Father Vitaly Serepinas for our last Liturgy of 2016 and the double Baptism of two brothers. We look forward to scheduling more services in 2017 God willing with a possible move to Sundays.

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Thank you to Father Patrick Ramsey for serving and our Bristol friends who joined the choir. We welcomed new friends Alistair and also Ekaterina and Sviatislav and their children Edward and Robert who will be baptised soon at Bentham. Thank you to all the Faithful who attended and the continuing support as we build our Parish.


Father Patrick vesting Patriarch at the ROCOR London Cathedral on the visit of Kirill, Patriarch of All Russia, to the UK to celebrate 300 years of Russian Orthodox Church in the British Isles.


Father Paul Elliott, Chancellor of the Diocese of Great Britain & Ireland, Russian Church Abroad  served at our fifth anniversary of our first Divine Liturgy at Bentham on Saturday 3rd September 2016. Here are some photos from the day, when Fr Elliott presented the parish with a beautiful icon of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Find out about Orthodox Christianity at catechism classes 2017 – sign up now! email: russianchurchglos@gmail.com

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By popular demand we are very pleased to offer FREE Catechism Classes by Father Stephen Platt – we plan to resume in 2017 at Glendale House, Montpellier, Cheltenham




————————————————————– Welcome to our Church where we hold services one Saturday a month in Church Slavonic & English and on two alternate Sundays each month in Greek & English  


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Our community was founded on 25th July 2011,in the week of the feast day of St Prince Vladimir of Kiev & All Rus (28 July). We are part of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (also known as the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – ROCOR).

Владимир Святославич. Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great. Equal with the Apostles.Originally a pagan, Vladimir converted to Christianity in 988 and proceeded to baptise all of Kievan Rus.

Владимир Святославич. Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great. Equal with the Apostles.Originally a pagan, Vladimir converted to Christianity in 988 and proceeded to baptise all of Kievan Rus.

Our mission

To provide anyone with an interest in the Russian Orthodox faith with a safe and family-friendly community and spiritual home in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.


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Welcome to the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Community in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds . We are a mission parish and open to any Orthodox Christians or simply those who have an interest in the oldest form of Christianity with roots that go back to the Holy Apostles. In our community, which attracts a variety of people of different ages from across the Cotswolds and beyond, you will find Orthodox Christians from a variety of backgrounds. Our new community, which has ambitions to grow and evolve, includes British worshippers and those from Belarus, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and other Slavic countries, some of them newcomers or from second or third generations or from even farther back .

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Our services are in Church Slavonic and English. we are under the auspices of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, headed by Metropolitan HILARION of New York and Eastern America. Our friendly and growing community is under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany and Great Britain & Ireland, Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Our priest Father Vladimir Vilgerts is attached to our Cathedral Parish in London, The Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs. The Holy Liturgy takes place at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. John Chrysostom in Bentham Lane, Bentham, GL3 4UD, near Cheltenham. We are very grateful to all at the Greek Orthodox Community, headed by Father Anthimos Papandreou, for making us feel welcome and allowing us to use their beautiful church. When possible we hold joint services between the congregations. We are especially active in outreach with the local communities, supporting language interest groups, Chaplaincy at the University of

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Gloucestershire,  joint missions with other Orthodox Parishes, involvement with the media including slots on our local station BBC Radio Gloucestershire and cultural events including concerts of sacred and folk music. In addition, we have a growing number of young families and the community plans to establish opportunities for our church members of all ages to learn more about our faith and cultures. We welcome your visit both here on our webpage and in person at our parish. Please also check out our social media presence on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter which we hope will also help you keep up to date with our activities and latest news. More information: call 07957 345188 or Email: russianchurchglos@gmail.com


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