A few belated updates

I haven’t had time to pay much attention to the website, so here are a few items that have happened in the past few months:

Fr Luke

As you will have heard, the Archbishop came and made Fr Luke Jeffrey into a priest. I hope to post some pictures from the service soon. Needless to say, this is a very important moment for our parish.

Daily Liturgy

With our new priest, we are now having the Divine Liturgy every day. It follows daily Matins, on Saturdays Matins start at 9:00, on workdays at 7:30.

Updated schedule of services

I have added these changes to the calendar section. I have also updated all the feasts for this year.

Posted 2015-09-12

Services in the New Church

We will hold several services in our new church building at 33 Chapel Street:

Vespers at 6:30 pm on:

  • Tuesday 26 May
  • Wednesday 27 May
  • Friday 29 May
  • Monday 01 June

Matins at 7:30 am on:

  • Wednesday 27 May
  • Thursday 28 May
  • Friday 29 May
  • Tuesday 02 June

Please join us there!

Posted 2015-05-26

Very Revd Protopresbyter Columba Flegg
Memory Eternal

Posted 2015-03-22

2015 AGM Coming up

We warmly invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 10th of May. The AGM will take place just after Liturgy, around 1pm.

The main points of this year’s AGM are to update the community on the status of our parish and projects we have been undertaking, in particular the progress of our new building. Minutes from the last meeting are available on request.

To attend the AGM you must be a formal voting member of our parish (see our constitution), to do this you must have reached your eighteenth birthday and you must have attended our services since Christmas 2014. Finally you must pay a £20 registration fee (£10 for students) before the AGM. You can do this in several ways:

  • Online: Use the reference MEMBERSHIP 2015 and send the money to: The Orthodox Community of St Andrew
    Sort Code: 80-02-34
    Account number: 00706868

  • In person: Give the money/cheque to Daniel (our treasurer).

  • Candle box: Put the money/cheque into an envelope and leave it in the candle box in church. Write down your name, the amount and membership 2015.

Regular donors do not need to pay membership.

Posted 2015-03-20

The Community of the Holy Mother of God and St. Oswald

In 597 Columba brought the tradition of Eastern Christianity to Scotland from Ireland. From Iona St. Aidan in turn brought that same Christianity to Lindisfarne in the kingdom of Northumbria 635. Often called Celtic Christianity it actually embodied the tradition of the Egyptian Desert. St Aidan preached the Gospel widely in Northumbria, and his disciples in turn throughout England. Bede records many of his miracles.

Now once again Eastern Christianity reaches England’s most northerly land from Scotland, as a Community under the care of St. Andrew’s Community, Edinburgh.

(Dedication ikon of the Community of the Holy Mother of God and St. Oswald, which miraculously appeared in July 2013 at the Community’s inception.)

The community offers occasional service in the Church of St Aidan in Bamburgh and monthly Typika in Chatton. For more information contact Reader John-Michael at 01668-215 397.

Posted 2015-02-07

Photos of the new church

Posted 2014-06-01

A few photos from the resurrection party.

Posted 2014-05-31

Child Bilingualism: Beyond the Mythology

Eva Hanna of Edinburgh University, a specialist in the subject of Bilingualism, will give a talk on this important subject in our Church Hall, Sunday 1st of June at 4 pm. The talk will be in English and relevant to any family living with more than one language (ie. not just for Greeks). All are welcome.

Posted 2014-05-30

Donate for flood relief effort

Some donation contacts:

Via the Embassy

The Serbian Embassy in London has opened a bank account to collect money for the relief effort in GBP:

Bank Account Name: Embassy of Serbia (Number two account)
Address: 28 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8 QZ
Sort Code: 20-47-34
Account Number: 33566994
SWIFTBIC (Bank Identifier Code): BARCGB22
IBAN (International Bank Account Number): GB87BARC20473433566994
Reference: Flood 2014

For more information, email floodrelief@serbianembassy.org.uk

Via the Serbian Society Charity Account

For anyone able to secure donations from UK-based companies, some will have a policy that they can only deposit to only accounts linked to UK-registered charities. The Serbian Society has made their charity account available:

Bank account name: THE SERBIAN SOCIETY
Charity No: 1055901
Sort Code: 60-22-16
Account No: 12457086
Reference: Flood 2014
office@serbiansociety.org.uk

Via PayPal

The Serbian Government has issued a PayPal account which is the most convenient way to send a donation for PayPal users. Simply send a PayPal payment to email address: floodrelief@gov.rs

For more information about the ways to donate, see this overview page.

Posted 2014-05-23

AGM coming up

We warmly invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 25th of May. The AGM will take place just after Liturgy, around 1pm.

The main points of this year’s AGM is to update the community on the status of our parish and projects we have been undertaking, in particular the progress of our new building. Minutes from the last meeting are available on request.

To attend the AGM you must be a formal voting member of our parish (see our constitution), to do this you must have reached your eighteenth birthday and you must have attended our services since Christmas 2013. Finally you must pay a £20 registration fee (£10 for students) before the AGM. You can do this in several ways:

  • Online: Use the reference MEMBERSHIP 2014 and send the money to:
    The Orthodox Community of St Andrew
    Sort Code: 80-02-34
    Account number: 00706868
  • In person: Give the money to Daniel (our treasurer).
  • Candlebox: Put the money with your name into an envelope and leave it in the candlebox in the church.

Posted 2014-05-08

Two interesting talks

We warmly invite you to two talks which will take place in our Church this week:

Wednesday 30th of April at 7:30 pm
Fr Vassilios Papavassiliou on ‘The Liturgy: Journey to the Kingdom’

Thursday 1st of May at 7:30 pm
Sister Magdalene (of the Monastery of St John the Baptist, Essex) on 'Living the Lives of Saints’

We hope you can come.

Posted 2014-04-29

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