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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. 

download (19)Welcome to Saint Prince Vladimir’s, Cheltenham – a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.

Добро пожаловать  приходской общины Святого равноапостольного великого князя Владимира – Русской Православной Церкви за Границей.

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






Saturday 25th April, 10.00am



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Saturday 30th May, 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 25th April, 30th May, 10.00hrs

++ Other  locations ++ Cardiff: Saturday 18th April 09.30hrs ++ Birmingham: April services www.birmingham-sourozh.org.uk ++ Bristol: April services  www.bristol-sourozh.org.uk/services.html ++ Oxford: April services www.stnicholas-oxford.org ++ Swindon: April services www.russianchurchswindon.co.uk ++ Cathedral in Chiswick, London: Daily services www.russianchurchlondon.org

HOLY WEEK & EASTER (PASCHA) ORTHODOX SERVICES in Cheltenham and neighbouring parishes
Note: During Holy Week/Pascha: only Greek/English services at Bentham, Cheltenham – nearest Russian Orthodox services (Church Slavonic/English) in Bristol, Oxford and our Cathedral in Chiswick. Our next Russian Orthodox service at Bentham will be held AFTER Easter on 25 April www.russianchurchcheltenham.org.uk
Bentham, Cheltenham: Greek/Englishwww.greekorthodoxcheltenham.org.uk
Bristol: Slavonic/English
Chiswick (Russian Church Abroad Cathedral) Slavonic/English
Oxford: Slavonic/English

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Апрель 2015

  • 5 апреля 2015 —  Вербное Воскресенье (ВХОД ГОСПОДЕНЬ В ИЕРУСАЛИМ);
  • 8 апреля 2015 — Собор Архангела Гавриила;
  • 12 апреля 2015  ПАСХА, Преподобного Иоанна Лествичника;
  • 13 апреля 2015 — Начало Светлой Седмицы;
  • 14 апреля 2015 — Преподобного Евфимия Суздальского;
  • 16 апреля 2015 — Иконы «Неувядаемый Цвет»;
  • 18 апреля 2015 — Святого Иова, патриарха Московского;
  • 21 апреля 2015 — Радоница. Поминовение усопших;
  • 24 апреля 2015 — Священномученицы Антипы;
  • 25 апреля 2015 — Муромской иконы;
  • 30 апреля 2015 — Преподобного Александра Свирского.

April 2015

  • April 5, 2015 – Palm Sunday (The Entry into Jerusalem);
  • April 7, 2015 – the Annunciation;
  • April 8, 2015 – The Cathedral of the Archangel Gabriel;
  • April 12, 2015 -  Easter, St. John of the Ladder;
  • April 13, 2015 - The beginning of Easter Week ;
  • April 14, 2015 – St. Euthymius Suzdal;
  • April 16, 2015 – Icons “fadeless color”;
  • April 18, 2015 – St. Job, Patriarch of Moscow;
  • April 21, 2015 -  Radonitsa. Commemoration of the dead;
  • April 24, 2015 – Hieromartyr Antipas;
  • April 25, 2015 – Murom icons;
  • April 30, 2015 – Alexander Svirsky.


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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 .

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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