Russian Orthodox Community
in Gloucestershire & Cotswolds

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ROCOR Parishes & Communities in Great Britain & Ireland

Stavropegial Communities (directly under the omophor of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of New York and Eastern America)

Other Orthodox Churches in the UK and Ireland

Orthodox Media & Information

Orthodox Education

‘Virtually all know the words of this psalm and they continue to sing it at every age, without knowing, however, the sense of what has been said. This is not a small charge, to sing something every day, putting forth words from the mouth, without searching out the meaning of the thoughts residing in the words.’ – St John Chrysostom

Music and Liturgical Resources

‘Just as the Angels stand with great fear and chant their hymns to the Creator, likewise should we stand in psalmody’ – St Ephraim the Syrian

Spiritual and Devotional Resources

‘When the day is over, the vendor sits down and counts his profits, but the worker of virtue does so when the psalmody is over.’ – St John Climacus

Shrines and other Places of Pilgrimage

‘Britain will only become Orthodox when she once again begins to venerate her Saints.’ – St Arsenios of Cappadocia

  • Orthodox Ireland Pilgrimages
  • Orthodox Tours – organising pilgrimages to Orthodox holy sites around the world.
  • Walsingham – the site of an apparition of the Mother of God.  The Anglican shrine hosts the Orthodox chapel of the Life-Giving Fount.
  • Ladyewell – a place of pilgrimage since at least the 8th century, Ladyewell has a holy well and a shrine run by the Roman Catholic church. Orthodox pilgrimages can be arranged by contacting the shrine administrators.
  • Lindisfarne – the monastic Holy Island of Lindisfarne was the home of Ss Aidan, Cuthbert, Colman, and countless others.
  • St Melangell’s Shrine – the shrine church of St Melangell, Powys, Wales.
  • Iona – home to Ss Columcille, Blaithmaic, and numerous others.
  • Saint Werburgh’s Shrine – the restored shrine of the Holy Abbess Werburgh is at the east end of Chester cathedral.  Unfortunately, outside of service times, there is a charge for admission to the cathedral.
  • Saint Eadward’s Shrine – The relics of the holy martyr King Eadward may be venerated at the St Edward monastery at Brookwood. If visiting outside of service times, please contact the monastery beforehand to make the necessary arrangements.
  • Saint Bertram’s Shrine – the shrine of St Bertram, King of Mercia.  There is an annual Orthodox pilgrimage in August organised by the parish of St Michael, Audley.
  • Tombs of Ss Cuthbert of Lindisfarne and Bede the Venerable – both tombs are located within Durham cathedral. To arrange group pilgrimages, contact the cathedral’s e-mail address for general enquiries.
  • Relics of St Audrey – The incorrupt hand of St Etheldreda (Audrey) may be venerated in St Etheldreda’s Roman Catholic church.
  • Lichfield Cathedral – there is a reconstructed shrine on the former site of the relics of St Chad.