PARISH OF ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL
We are part of the worldwide Orthodox Church and our local members represent a diversity of languages and cultures including American, Australian, British, Bulgarian, Canadian, Cypriot, Dutch, Ethiopian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Irish, Japanese, Lebanese, Lithuanian, New Zealand, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, South African and Ukrainian.
The services are celebrated mainly in English, with some prayers in a Church Slavonic and Greek. Members of all Christian and other faith communities are most welcome to attend our services and everyone is encouraged to bring and share light refreshments after the Sunday Liturgy.
NEWS & EVENTS
Notices about services and other news
RESUMPTION OF SERVICES
After a very long time when it has not been possible to hold any services at St Peter’s church, the Government has recently issued Guidelines which allow us to resume worshiping together.
Following a period of reflection and planning by a Working Group of members of the Parish Advisory Council and of our trustees, who have carried out the required Risk Assessment, the work of a Preparation Team, led by Joyce, our churchwarden, and with the generous help of our hosts, the Anglican parish of St Peter’s, we will now endeavour to return gradually and tentatively to our usual cycle of Sunday services.
At present, we are glad to be able to announce that we shall celebrate a few services in August, keeping to our normal pattern, i.e. the second, the fourth and the fifth Sundays of the month, as follows:
Sunday 9th August, Resurrection Matins
Sunday 23rd August, Resurrection Matins
Sunday 30th August, Divine Liturgy
Please note, that in August services will start at the slightly earlier time of 11.00am and, for the moment, we will not be holding Vigil services on the eve of these days.
We will apply the Guidelines to our situation very carefully and review and adapt them, as appropriate, pending further guidelines and advice issued by the Government and the Church authorities.
Father Alexander, Father Ian and Father Stefan
4th August 2020