First Divine Liturgy at St Julian’s Church, Shrewsbury

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas, and as announced last Sunday, we will be celebrating our first Divine Liturgy at St. Julian’s Church, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UH, this Sunday, 17 March.  Matins will start at 9.30am.  The Divine Liturgy will start shortly after 10.30am. 

This is a momentous occasion in the life of our church and, if God’s will, may be the beginning of a new era for the Orthodox Church in Shropshire. Please make every effort to attend church and help spread the word to those who may not be aware.

We will return to the mother church, Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, for the two following Sundays (24 March and 31 March).  Then, God-willing, from 7 April, we will be at St Julian’s Church every Sunday until at least the beginning of the Nativity Fast in November. 

All weekday services will continue to be at the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers. Our web calendar will clearly indicate whether the services are at St Julian’s Church or the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers.

Saint Julian’s Church is located at the top of Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury town centre.  Step-free access to the church is available from the northern entrance (via St Julian’s shut / St Alkmund’s square). There is a drop-off point at this location for those who cannot walk far. If you are dropping people off in St. Alkmund’s Square, use this Google map placemark: St. Alkmund’s Square for directions.

Travel by Car

St. Julian’s Church is easily accessible from town centre car parks.

Follow the link to a Google Maps of suggested parking locations.

Car ParkPrice for Sunday parkingDistance from St Julian’s Church
St Julian’s Friars Car Park£0.60p per hour250 metres
Wyle Cop NCP£8.85 for 2 – 3 hours220 metres
The Gap Raven Meadows£1 all day415 metres
Raven Meadow Multi Storey Car Park£2 all-day420 metres
Rowley’s House Bridge Street St Austin’s Street  £1.00 per hour464 metres
Frankwell Car ParkFree on Sunday700 metres
Abbey Foregate Car ParkFree on Sunday700 metres

There is also on street parking available throughout the town centre such as St Mary’s Place, Belmont and Princess St.  This is £2.85 within the River Loop.  Outside of the River Loop such as Chester Street and Howard Street is FREE.

Disabled Badge Holders Parking

Shrewsbury has designated on-street parking spaces for disabled badge holders on:

  • Shoplatch – SY1 1HF
  • Castle Street – SY1 2BQ
  • St. Mary’s Street – SY1 1DS
  • St Mary’s Place – SY1 1DZ
  • Claremont Street – SY1 1QG
  • Roushill – SY1 1PN
  • Beeches Lane – SY1 1TZ
  • Princess Street – SY1 1LP
  • Dogpole – SY1 1EN

Parking is free if a disabled badge is displayed.

Coming by Train

The train station is 650 metres from St Julian’s Church.

The 9:21am train from Crewe via Nantwich, Wrenbury, Whitchurch, Prees, Wem and Yorton arrives at Shrewsbury at 10:14am.

The 9:22am train from Chester via Wrexham, Ruabon, Chirk and Gobowen arrives at Shrewsbury at 10:16am

The 10:01am from Leominster via Ludlow, Craven Arms and Church Stretton arrives at Shrewsbury at 10:46am.

The 9:42am from Newtown (Powys) via Welshpool arrives at Shrewsbury at 10:19am.

The 8:44am from Wolverhampton via Bilbrook, Codsall, Albrighton, Cosford, Shifnal, Telford Central, Oakengates, Wellington arrives at Shrewsbury at 9.34am.  [However, replacement bus services only on 17 March]

Travel by bus

Unfortunately, no buses currently run in Shropshire on Sundays.

Google Map of town centre parking

On the map below, blue signs indicate disabled parking, green indicates free parking, orange indicates reasonably priced parking, and red indicates expensive parking. St Julian’s Church is shown as a dark red church symbol.

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