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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…


Find out about Orthodox Christianity at catechism classes 2015 – 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 (dates to be advised)

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

Saturday 17th October, 10.00am

Saturday 21st November, 10.00am 

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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 17th October/21st November, 10.00hrs Bentham, Cheltenham: www.russianchurchcheltenham.org.uk  ++ Other  locations ++ Cardiff: Saturday 3rd and 31st October 09.30hrs 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]

Завершилось Паломничество по Святым местам Русского Севера

Pilgrimage to the Holy Places of Russian North - report


golden_ring_of_russia_by_norvaalOur Parish & Diocese organised a pilgrimage to Orthodox Holy Treasures of Golden Ring in Russia from 31/08/2015 (Monday) to 05/09/2015 (Friday). (пятница).











October 2015

  • October 1, 2015 – Icons ‘healer’
  • October 4, 2015 – St. Demetrius of Rostov
  • October 8, 2015 – Venerable. Sergius of Radonezh
  • October 9, 2015 – the Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian
  • October 14, 2015 – Intercession of the Theotokos
  • October 18, 2015 – Moscow Saints
  • October 19, 2015 – Thomas the Apostle
  • October 22, 2015 – the Apostle James, son of Alpheus 
  • October 23, 2015 – Venerable. Ambrose of Optina
  • October 24, 2015 – The Cathedral of Sts Optina Elders
  • October 25, 2015 – Jerusalem Icon
  • October 26, 2015 – Iberian Icon
  • October 31, 2015 – Apostle and Evangelist Luke

Октябрь 2015

  • 1 октября 2015 — Иконы «Целительница»
  • 4  октября 2015 — Святого Димитрия Ростовского
  • 8 октября 2015 — Прп. Сергия Радонежского
  • 9 октября 2015 — Апостола и евангелиста Иоанна Богослова
  • 14 октября 2015 — Покров Пресвятой Богородицы
  • 18 октября 2015 — Святителей Московских
  • 19 октября 2015 — Апостола Фомы
  • 22 октября 2015 — Апостола Иакова Алфеева
  • 23 октября 2015 — Прп. Амвросия Оптинского
  • 24 октября 2015 — Собор преподобных Оптинских старцев
  • 25 октября 2015 — Иерусалимской иконы
  • 26 октября 2015 — Иверской иконы
  • 31октября 2015 — Апостола и евангелиста Луки

————————————————————– 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 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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