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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
Wed, 12 Jun 2024
  • 🐟 Apodosis of Pascha

Thu, 13 Jun 2024
  • Alexandra of Divyevo

  • Holy Ascension

  • 9:30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy for Feast of Ascension

Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers for Patronal Festival

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Patronal Festival & Πανηγύρι Church of 318 Holy Fathers

  • 9:30 am Matins for Patronal Feast of 318 Holy Fathers

    Church of 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the 318 Holy Fathers

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

  • 12:00 pm Patronal Festival - Greek BBQ and festivities

Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • 🍇 Thaddeus (Jude) the Apostle & Brother of Our Lord

Thu, 20 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

Sat, 22 Jun 2024
  • Alban Protomartyr of Britain

  • The Saturday of Souls

  • 10:00 am Divine Liturgy for Saturday of Souls with Memorials

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 23 Jun 2024
  • Holy Pentecost

  • 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, 24 Jun 2024
  • Nativity of the Forerunner John the Baptist

Tue, 25 Jun 2024
  • Milburga of Wenlock (Translation of the relics)

  • 9:30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy for St. Milburga

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, SY2 6FB

Thu, 27 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

Sat, 29 Jun 2024
  • Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 30 Jun 2024
  • Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

  • 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, 01 Jul 2024
  • Cosmas & Damian the Holy Unmercenaries

Tue, 02 Jul 2024
  • Deposition of the Precious Robe of the Theotokos in Blachernae

Wed, 03 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am Church cleaning

Thu, 04 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

Fri, 05 Jul 2024
  • Athanasius of Mount Athos Lampadus the Wonderworker

Sat, 06 Jul 2024
  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

    Church of the 318 Holy Fathers

Sun, 07 Jul 2024
  • 2nd 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, 08 Jul 2024
  • The Holy Great Martyr Procopius

Thu, 11 Jul 2024
  • Euphemia the Great Martyr

  • Sophrony of Essex

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

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