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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…

Our Orthodox Home – наш православный дом

Our next Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic & English will take place on

Saturday 3rd September, 10.00am

Суббота 3 сентября , 10 утра 



Father Paul Elliott, Chancellor of the Diocese of Great Britain & Ireland, Russian Church Abroad will serve – marking the fifth anniversary of our first Divine Liturgy at Bentham

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++ Diary Dates RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WORSHIPPING & WORKING TOGETHER IN THE WEST OF ENGLAND & WALES: Next services in Church Slavonic & English ++ Cheltenham: Saturday 3rd September 2016, 10.00hrs Bentham, Cheltenham: www.russianchurchcheltenham.org.uk  ++ Other  locations ++ Cardiff: Saturday To be advised www.russianorthodoxchurchcardiff.co.uk ++ 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: Daily 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]


Find out about Orthodox Christianity at catechism classes 2016 – 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 September 2016 at Glendale House, Montpellier, Cheltenham




August 2016

  • August 1, 2016 – St. Seraphim of Sarov
  • August 2, 2016 –  Elijah’s Day
  • August 5, 2016 – Pochaiv Mother of God
  • August 6, 2016 – Martyrs Princes Boris and Gleb
  • August 9, 2016 – Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon
  • August 10, 2016 – Smolensk Icon “Hodegetria”
  • 12 August 2016 – St. John the Martyr Plotnikov.
  • August 14, 2016 –  Honey Spas
  • August 14, 2016 – Beginning of the Dormition Fast (on August 27).
  • August 15, 2016 – Pervomch. Stephen the Archdeacon
  • August 19, 2016 –  Apple Spas
  • 20 August 2016 – St. Mitrofan of Voronezh
  • August 21, 2016 – Zosima and Savvatiy of Solovki
  • 22 August 2016 – St. Matthew
  • August 23, 2016 – Saint Savva Storozhevsky
  • 26 August 2016 – St. Tikhon of Zadonsk. Icon “Seven Arrows” and “Good”
  • August 28, 2016 – Assumption of the Virgin
  • August 29, 2016 – Image of the Savior nerukotvorennogo
  • August 29, 2016 –  Bread Spas
  • August 31, 2016 – Icons’ Vsetsaritsa “

 Август 2016

  • 1 августа 2016 — Преподобного Серафима Саровского
  • 2 августа 2016 — Ильин день
  • 5 августа 2016 — Почаевской иконы Божией Матери
  • 6 августа 2016 — Мучеников благоверных князей Бориса и Глеба
  • 9 августа 2016 — Великомученика и целителя Пантелеймона
  • 10 августа 2016 — Смоленской иконы «Одигитрия»
  • 12 августа 2016 — Мученика Иоанна Плотникова.
  • 14 августа 2016 — Медовый Спас
  • 14 августа 2016 — Начало Успенского поста (по 27 авг.)
  • 15 августа 2016 — Первомч. архидиакона Стефана
  • 19 августа 2016  ПРЕОБРАЖЕНИЕ ГОСПОДНЕ
  • 19 августа 2016 — Яблочный Спас
  • 20 августа 2016 — Святого Митрофана Воронежского
  • 21 августа 2016 — Преподобных Зосимы и Савватия Соловецких
  • 22 августа 2016 — Апостола Матфея
  • 23 августа 2016 — Преподобного Саввы Сторожевского
  • 26 августа 2016 — Святого Тихона Задонского. Икон «Семистрельная» и «Страстная»
  • 29 августа 2016 — Нерукотворенного Образа Спасителя
  • 29 августа 2016 — Хлебный Спас
  • 31 августа 2016 — Иконы «Всецарица»



————————————————————– 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.


One of the younger members of our church, who attends with mum and dad and little sister.

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 .

Orthodox Church of St John Chrysostom in Bentham,near Cheltenham,home to our community

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 4UG, 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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