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Welcome to the website of the Church of the 318 Godbearing Fathers of the First Œcumenical Council of Nicaea, Shrewsbury.  We are a church of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain (Œcumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) serving the Orthodox Christian community of Shropshire, UK. 

We are a thriving and diverse Orthodox Church with a regular congregation of over 100 people.  We have a busy schedule of services with Matins and Divine Liturgy each Sunday and on feast days.  We have children’s activities twice a month, regular catechism for adults wanting to join the Church, twice-weekly study of the scriptures (on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings during term time) and weekly training of chanters.

Our Philanthropic committee (the Philoptochos) organise regular events for fundraising for the poor and the needy.  Each year we have a summer fete with a barbecue when we invite the local community, we also have an annual festival for Saint Nicholas on the first Sunday in December.    

Many of us come from traditionally Orthodox countries – Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Ukraine, Russia etc.; many are British people who have found a home in Orthodox Christianity.  Our services are conducted in English because it is our common language but you will also hear some Greek, Romanian and Church Slavonic.

Orthodoxy is quite simply “Christianity”! It is the Church founded by Jesus Christ after his Resurrection.  Orthodox Christianity is a wonderful religion, full of joy, hope and excitement. Every year we remember the events of Christ’s life, reflect on the meaning and renew ourselves through experiencing these feasts.

Beauty is essential for us, beauty in the icons, beauty in the church buildings, beauty in the chanting, beauty in the services.  We enjoy our Orthodox Christianity and hope that anyone who visits our church will have their minds opened to the ineffable glory and majesty of God, the Holy Trinity.

Orthodox Christianity is something that we LIVE and DO.  It affects the whole of our lives and is for every day and hour of the week.  Because it is something we do, it is only by joining in with that “doing” that people can understand what it is all about.  So, if you are interested, “Come and See!”

For Your Diary
Sun, 14 Jul 2024
  • Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 12:00 pm Memorial Service -- 50th anniversary of the illegal Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus

    St. Julian's Church, Fish Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

Tue, 16 Jul 2024
  • 6:00 pm Patronal Vespers for the Feast of Saint Marina

    St. Marina's Church, 11 Grosvenor St, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 2LR

Wed, 17 Jul 2024
  • Patronal Feast of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Marina, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The Holy Great Martyr Marina (Margaret)

  • 8:30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy at St Marina, Stoke-on-Trent

    St. Marina's Church, 11 Grosvenor St, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 2LR

Thu, 18 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

  • 1:00 pm Working party at St Julian’s

    St Julian’s Church, Fish Street, SY1 1UH

Sat, 20 Jul 2024
  • The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah)

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

Sun, 21 Jul 2024
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

Thu, 25 Jul 2024
  • Dormition of St. Anna, mother of the Theotokos

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy for Feast of St. Anna

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

Fri, 26 Jul 2024
  • Paraskeve the Righteous Martyr of Rome

  • St Sophrony Camp begins

Sat, 27 Jul 2024
  • Panteleimon the Great Martyr & Healer

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

Sun, 28 Jul 2024
  • 5th Sunday of Matthew

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

Tue, 30 Jul 2024
  • 9:30 am Working party at St Julian’s

    St Julian’s Church, Fish Street, SY1 1UH

Thu, 01 Aug 2024
  • Procession of the Precious Cross

Fri, 02 Aug 2024
  • St Sophrony Camp ends

Sat, 03 Aug 2024
  • Pilgrimage to St. Oswald

  • 9:00 am Divine Liturgy

    St. Oswald's Church, Oswestry, SY11 2SY

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

Sun, 04 Aug 2024
  • 🍇 6th Sunday of Matthew

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

Mon, 05 Aug 2024
  • Oswald of Northumbria

  • 7:00 pm Patronal Vespers for the Transfiguration | Coventry

    Greek Orthodox Church Of The Holy Transfiguration, Westwood Heath Rd, Coventry CV4 8GP, UK

Tue, 06 Aug 2024
  • Greek Orthodox Church Coventry Feast Day | Holy Transfiguration

  • Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

  • 9:30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy for the Transfiguration

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, Shrewsbury, SY2 6FB

Wed, 07 Aug 2024
  • 10:30 am Church cleaning

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

Sat, 10 Aug 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

Sun, 11 Aug 2024
  • 🍇 7th Sunday of Matthew

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

    St. Julian's Church, Fish St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH

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