Adult Catechism Classes will be starting led by Father Stephen will begin during the Nativity Fast. This is especially for those who want to learn more or are on a journey to the Orthodox Christian Faith. To register please email Fr Dcn Panteleimon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do enjoy an intermission. When I used to work for Snape Maltings Concert Hall I could get to be part of loads of them. Every other night during festival times. It was a chance for me to roll a cigarette and slip out to the courtyard and find out who else from backstage or the orchestra/band was having the same idea. It could have been anyone
On Sunday, 21st January 2024, His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene presided at Matins and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Stephen Maxfield and Presbyter Panteleimon Maxfield served with His Grace. We were honoured to have His Grace with us here at The Church of the 318 Holy Fathers in Shrewsbury to celebrate his name day! 21st January is the feast of Saint Maximos the
Beloved in Christ, As we approach the Great Feast of the Nativity, I would like to call to mind a beautiful, almost haunting, Christmas carol, which has its origins as a Latin hymn. “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is a beloved and well-known carol that speaks to the hearts of Christians around the world. The stirring minor melody conveys a deep sense of longing and anticipation —
Dearly beloved fellow travellers, We are absolutely delighted with the very first exterior icon at our church, of the Proto-Martyr Stephen and the Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria, our own patron saints. How amazing that God has led us to the Orthodox Faith in such unlikely circumstances. What joy and peace we felt when we were received on St Nestor’s Day (27th November 1985) in the garage
The 2024 wall calendar has gone to print and will be available in church from 6 December onwards. As last year, the calendar shows all of the feasts of the Lord and the Theotokos, fasting rules for each day and other major feasts celebrated in the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, Shrewsbury. It is a beautiful and essential addition to your walls that will help you
Our annual Saint Nicholas Festival will take place after the Divine Liturgy on 3 December at the Serbian Church in Telford. This festival, occurring annually on the first Sunday in December, has become one of our most popular events of the year for our children. Saint Nicholas visits each year to give the children presents, much to their delight! This year, there will be many craft activities for
On Saturday, 4th November 2023, at the Holy Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, Shrewsbury John, Steve, Zoe and Amy were received into the Orthodox Church after a period of instructional catechism. Many years!
A sense of place. Everywhere has it, but we are always looking for it and hope to sense it the moment we come upon it. I did when I first started working as a stagehand for Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. You could feel what remained of those that had trodden the wooden stage and perhaps even faintly hear music still reverberating off the soft