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.

Our 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

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: Wednesday, 7pm

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Holy Week and Pascha

We plan to celebrate the following services in 2021, where Covid restrictions allow it. 

Monday 26 April

7pm: Mattins of the Bridegroom of Great and Holy Tuesday

Tuesday 27 April

7pm: Mattins of the Bridegroom of Great and Holy Wednesday

Wednesday 28 April

7pm: Mattins of Great and Holy Thursday with Anointing

Thursday 29 April

10am: Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil
7pm: Mattins of Great and Holy Friday with Twelve Gospels

Friday 30 April:
Celebration of the Holy and Redeeming Passion of the Lord

2pm: Vespers
7pm: Mattins of Holy Saturday

Saturday 1 May:
Celebration of the Burial of the Lord and His Descent into Hell

10am: Divine Liturgy
Evening services to be confirmed

Sunday 2 May
Holy Pascha

Morning service to be confirmed
4pm: Vespers

Monday 3 May
Bright Monday

11:30am: Paschal Mattins

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.

Coronavirus precautions

Please follow any directions you are given in the church for your safety.

Click the button below to download a copy of our risk assessment.

Risk assessment

Donations during the pandemic

Restrictions mean we are unable to accept cash donations during services. If you wish to make a donation, you can use our bank details given here. Where possible, please state the reason for the contribution in the payment reference. Alternatively, please contact us if you wish to make arrangements for regular giving.


CAF Bank
Orthodox Parish of St John of Kronstadt
Sort code: 40-52-40
Account number: 00011845