St. Andrew

The Orthodox Community of Saint Andrew in Edinburgh

Welcome to the Orthodox Church of Edinburgh

St. Andrew's is a pan-orthodox Church based in Edinburgh. We are a parish of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, which is part of the Œcumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. We have services daily and Liturgies regularly on Sundays, as well as on major feasts. We worship primarily in English, but you will also hear Greek, Slavonic and Romanian.

Church closed to the public

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all public services are cancelled until further notice. We are however live-streaming our services.

Latest News

COVID-19 Update (April 10)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On the 21st March our COVID-19 response group was formed, it now has a team of 25 volunteers. The aim is to provide assistance to the vulnerable within our community, both young and old and takes the form of buying and delivering groceries, collecting and delivering medications and regular telephone calls and emails to the socially isolated.  We do this whilst obeying all instructions from the UK Government to keep ourselves and our community safe.

This initiative is going very well at present with enormous appreciation and gratitude of our Community for the work of the group, as expressed through emails and phone calls.

In making deliveries the volunteers take all necessary steps to ensure everyone’s safety by calling ahead to ensure that the supplies are left outside the door so that the person can retrieve them safely.

We have established an Edinburgh Orthodox Community of St Andrew YouTube channel where you can watch our services live.

Please subscribe to it if you can, to access our services. In live streaming the services, we follow the correct procedure to ensure the safety of all involved as we continue this fight to prevent the spread of this virus that has affected so many.

To reach out to our volunteer group please call or text to:

COVID-19 Response Group – 07796 474880

This is a difficult and challenging time for us all, so it is important to follow the Government advice to:

Stay at home - Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) - If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times - Wash your hands as soon as you get home - Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

With love in Christ,

Fr Raphael
Orthodox Church and Chaplaincy of St Andrew

Posted 2020-04-10