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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


Father Vitaly at an annointing service at the Cathedral

Divine Liturgy 2016 Божественная литургия 

10am; 10 утра

Saturday 1oth December; Суббота 10 Декабрь

Father Vitaly Serepinas


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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++ Diary Dates RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WORSHIPPING & WORKING TOGETHER IN THE WEST OF ENGLAND & WALES: Next services in Church Slavonic & English ++ Cheltenham: Bentham: Saturday 10 December 1000hrs www.russianchurchcheltenham.org.uk  ++ Other  locations ++ Cardiff: Saturday 17 December 0930hrs 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 2017 at Glendale House, Montpellier, Cheltenham



Ноябрь 2016

  • 1 ноября 2016 — Прп. Иоанна Рыльского
  • 2 ноября 2016 — Великомученика Артемия
  • 4 ноября 2016 — Казанской иконы, Апостола Иакова 
  • 5 ноября 2016 — Димитриевская родительская суббота
  • 6 ноября 2016 — Иконы «Всех скорбящих Радость»
  • 8 ноября 2016 — Вмч. Димитрия Солунского
  • 10 ноября 2016 — Мученицы Параскевы Пятницы
  • 14 ноября 2016 — Бессрр. и чудотвв. Космы и Дамиана
  • 19 ноября 2016 — Преподобного Варлаама Хутынского
  • 21 ноября 2016 — Собор Архангела Михаила
  • 22 ноября 2016 — Иконы «Скоропослушница»
  • 26 ноября 2016 — Святого Иоанна Златоуста
  • 27 ноября 2016 — Апостола Филиппа
  • 28  ноября 2016 — Начало Рождественского поста (по 6 января 2016 года)
  • 29 ноября 2016 — Апостола и евангелиста Матфея


November 2016

  • November 1, 2016 –  Venerable. John of Rila
  • November 2, 2016 – Martyr Artemia
  • November 4, 2016 – the Kazan Icon, Apostle Jacob 
  • November 5, 2016 – Demetrius SATURDAY
  • November 6, 2016 – Icon “Joy of All Who Sorrow”
  • November 8, 2016 – Great Martyr. Demetrius
  • November 10, 2016 – Martyr Paraskeva
  • November 14, 2016 – Bessrr. and chudotvv. Cosmas and Damian
  • November 19, 2016 – Varlaam Khutynsky
  • November 21, 2016 – The Cathedral of the Archangel Michael
  • November 22, 2016 – Icon “Quick to Hearken”
  • November 26, 2016 – Saint John Chrysostom
  • November 27, 2016 – Philip the Apostle
  • November 28, 2016 – Beginning of Advent (January 6, 2016)
  • November 29, 2016 – Apostle and Evangelist Matthew




————————————————————– 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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