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Welcome to the website of the Church of the 318 Godbearing Fathers of the First Œcumenical 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 90 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
Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • 7:00 pm Adult Catechism

Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Sat, 02 Mar 2024
  • Chad bishop of Lichfield

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 03 Mar 2024
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Tue, 05 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 pm Adult Catechism

Wed, 06 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Church cleaning

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 07 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Sat, 09 Mar 2024
  • 🍇 The Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 10 Mar 2024
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Tue, 12 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 pm Adult Catechism

Wed, 13 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 14 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Sat, 16 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 17 Mar 2024
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 12:00 pm Children’s Catechesis | Varangian Guard Youth Club

Tue, 19 Mar 2024
  • Alchmund of Derby

  • 7:00 pm Adult Catechism

Wed, 20 Mar 2024
  • Cuthbert the Wonderworker, Bishop of Lindisfarne

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 21 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Sat, 23 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 24 Mar 2024
  • Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Mon, 25 Mar 2024
  • Annunciation of the Theotokos

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) for the Feast of the Annunciation

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