Welcome to the Parish of St. John of Kronstadt

An Orthodox parish within the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

Our community is made of people of many nationalities. Our services are all in English, although some litanies are sung in different languages.

God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness”(Gen 1:26). Everyone is fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps 139:14). Whoever you are, whatever your story, we hope to welcome you when you join us in worship or fellowship.

Contact usMapPrayers for peace

Regular services

We worship at the church of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s Road, Bathwick. Our regular services each week are:

Vespers or Vigil: Saturday, 5pm

Divine Liturgy: Sunday, 11am

Future events

Saturday 13th July, beginning 10.30am

Annual pilgrimage to the Saxon Church in Bradford on Avon

Wednesday 17th July

A study on the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ

Talk at the home of at the home of Fr Seraphim and Ann, 15 Alexandra Road Bath BA2 4PW

Thursday 18th July, 8am

Divine Liturgy for the New Martyr Elisabeth at the Convent,
followed by breakfast

Tuesday 23rd July, 7pm

Talk given by Tamara Penwell: Windows on the Divine - praying with icons

Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, South Parade, Bath BA2 4AF

Monday 5th August, 7pm

Vigil for the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Tuesday 6th August, time TBC

Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Wednesday 7th August, 7.45pm

A study on the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Talk at the home of at the home of Fr Seraphim and Ann, 15 Alexandra Road Bath BA2 4PW

Wednesday 14th August, 7pm

Vigil for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Thursday 15th August, time TBC

Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September 

Parish weekend away at Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys

Sunday 20th October

The Parish Feast for our Father among the Saints, St. John of Kronstadt

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October 

Orthodox Arts Festival

Sunday School

We have a number of families with children in our congregation. Most Sundays we offer a Sunday school for children of all ages in the church hall.

Sunday School and other children’s activities are led by qualified teachers, or by adults who have been DBS-certified. If you would like to see a copy of our Vulnerable Person Protection Policy, please contact us.

Our designated officers are Phil Lytra and Zoe Bates who can be contacted at stjsafeguarding@yahoo.com.

A prayer for Ukraine

O Lord our God, we turn to you in ardent prayer for Ukraine and its people, whether still in Ukraine or refugees in other lands. Protect those who live in terror, under bombardment, those who have lost their homes and livelihoods, those who have been forced to flee.

True Helper in times of trouble, grant us the wisdom to be always on the side of the defenceless, and sustain us with your teaching of loving kindness, human kinship and faithful justice.

For on your Holy Cross you bore all the pain and the sin of the world, and in your Resurrection you overcame sin, death and injustice, and we give you glory, together with your eternal Father and your Holy Spirit, the One True God, for ever and ever.


A prayer for the Middle East

Have mercy O Lord upon all who suffer because of the conflict in the Middle East. We beseech you to bring a halt to violence, to bring peace, to end hatred.

In this time of unimaginable heartbreak, speak peace to those who have the power to end the violence. Give courage, inspiration and clear judgement to those who work for peace. Grant compassion and restraint in all those places where it is so desperately needed.

Strengthen and uphold all those who work to relieve suffering, care for the sick, tend the wounded. Open the channels which provide basic necessities to those in desperate need.

We pray especially for those who are grieving, the injured and those without food, shelter or medicine. Protect all those who live in fear.

Open the doors of your heavenly kingdom to all those who have died. May they know the joy and peace of your kingdom, free of all pain, sorrow and fear.
Give us strength of faith to go on praying, compassionate hearts which do not become hardened, and faithfulness to your truth and justice.


Donate to us

Any donations towards the life and work of our parish are much appreciated. The easiest way to do so is through our Stewardship giving page. You can access it by clicking the button below.

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