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
CANCELLATION OF SERVICES -
In view of the ongoing serious concerns during the pandemic affecting the personal circumstances of our elderly people, and the travel arrangements of most of the members of our congregation, after some reflection and in consultation with Archbishop Nikitas, we decided to cancel our scheduled services until the end of March 2020.
The list of services cancelled is as follows:
Wednesday 18th March 2020 6.30 pm Compline with the Canon of St Andrew of Crete
Saturday 21st March 2020 6.00 pm Vigil
Sunday 22nd March 2020 11.30 am Liturgy
6.30 pm Lenten Vespers (part of the CTiC series of services)
Tuesday 24th March 2020 6.30 pm Vesperal Liturgy, Eve of the Feast of the Annunciation
Saturday 28th March 2020 6.00 pm Vigil
Sunday 29th March 2020 11.30 am Episcopal Liturgy
Please note that the ordination of Stephen (Morys) Ireland to the Diaconate, which was due to take place in the Liturgy on Sunday 29th March 2020 by Archbishop Nikitas during his pastoral visit to our parish, will be rescheduled to some other occasion later in the year.
Towards the end of the month, and as the facts concerning the current health situation are better known, we will review the normal pattern of services for the period leading up to Holy Week and Easter.
At this difficult time for so many people everywhere, we continue to offer our fervent prayers to Christ, the great Physician and Healer of our souls and bodies!
Father Alexander, Father Ian and Father Stefan