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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…


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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


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Saturday 23 July, 10.00am

celebrating the FIFTH anniversary of our community and commemorate our patron Saints Grand Duke Vladimir

Приглашаем вас посетить следующую “Божественная литургия” в Челтнеме (Бентаме):

Суббота Суббота 23 июля, 10 утра

мы отмечаем день памяти покровителя нашей  Святой Равноапостольный Великий Князь Владимир    

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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 23rd July 2016, 10.00hrs Bentham, Cheltenham:  ++ Other  locations ++ Cardiff: Saturday 20th August 2016 09.30hrs ++ Birmingham: ++ Bristol: ++ Oxford: ++ Swindon: ++ Cathedral in Chiswick, London: Daily services

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

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July 2016

  • 2 July 2016 – the Apostle Jude, brother of the Lord. Holy Job, Patriarch of Moscow
  • July 6, 2016 – Vladimir Icon
  • July 8, 2016 – the day of Peter and Fevronia
  • July 9, 2016 – Tikhvin Icon
  • July 11, 2016 – SPPD. Sergius and Herman of Valaam
  • July 12, 2016 – St. Peter and St. Paul
  • July 13, 2016 – The Cathedral and the famous vsehvalnyh 12 Apostles
  • July 15, 2016 – The situation of fair robe of the Theotokos in Blachernae
  • July 16, 2016 – Translation of the Relics svt.Filippa, mitr.Moskovskogo and All Russia, the Wonderworker
  • July 17, 2016 – Royal Passion – Blgv. conducted. Vol. Bogolyubsky
  • July 18, 2016 – St. Sergius of Radonezh
  • July 19, 2016 – The Cathedral saints Radonezh.
  • July 21, 2016 – the Kazan Icon
  • July 23, 2016 – The situation of fair robe of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 24 July 2016 – Equal to the Apostles Grand Duchess Olga
  • July 25, 2016 – Icons “Three Hands”
  • 28 July 2016 – Equal to the Apostles Prince Vladimir. Kiev Cathedral of Saints.

Июль 2016

  • 2 июля 2016 — Апостола Иуды, брата Господня. Святого Иова, патриарха Московского
  • 6 июля 2016 — Владимирской иконы
  • 8 июля 2016 — день Петра и Февронии
  • 9 июля 2016 — Тихвинской иконы
  • 11 июля 2016 — Прпп. Сергия и Германа Валаамских
  • 12  июля 2016 — Апостолов Петра и Павла
  • 13  июля 2016 — Собор славных и всехвальных 12-ти апостолов
  • 15  июля 2016 — Положение честной ризы Пресвятой Богородицы во Влахерне
  • 16  июля 2016 — Перенесение мощей свт.Филиппа, митр.Московского и всея России, чудотворца
  • 17  июля 2016 — Царственных страстотерпцев — Блгв. вел. кн. Андрея Боголюбского
  • 18 июля 2016 — Преподобного Сергия Радонежского
  • 19 июля 2016 — Собор Радонежских святых.
  • 21 июля 2016 — Казанской иконы
  • 23 июля 2016 — Положение честной ризы Господа нашего Иисуса Христа
  • 24 июля 2016 — Равноапостольной Великой Княгини Ольги
  • 25 июля 2016 — Иконы «Троеручица»
  • 28 июля 2016 — Равноапостольного великого князя Владимира. Собор Киевских святых.



————————————————————– 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 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:


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