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.
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
We pray for those affected by the invasion of Ukraine at every service, but we make a particular focus for these intercessions on Saturday evenings.
Divine Liturgy: Sunday, 11am
On the first Sunday of each month, there will usually be a public celebration of the Proskomedia before the Liturgy, commencing at 10:35am.
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 email@example.com.
Wednesday 29th November study evening
Tamara Penwell: "Angels in Iconography"
Wednesday 6th December, 8am
Divine Liturgy for St Nicholas at the Convent, followed by breakfast
Wednesday 13th December, 7.30pm
Akathist to St Herman with veneration of his relic. Venue to be announced
Tuesday 19th December, 7pm
Vespers in St Thomas' Church, Wells for the Old Calendar feast of St. Nicholas.
Sunday 24th December
Divine Liturgy at 11am, followed by coffee
Vespers for Christmas at 5pm in the church hall, followed by a Christmas Eve meal
Sunday 25th December, 10am
Divine Liturgy in the church hall
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September 2024
Parish awayday at Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys.
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.
Tuesday 5th December
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.
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