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

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

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:

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

Saint Porphyrios

Today the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate officially announced its recognition of Elder Porphyrios as a Saint of the Church. We will celebrate a liturgy on his feast day of the 2nd of December.

Posted 2013-11-28

Community meals in Edinburgh on St Andrew’s Day (our patronal feast, Saturday 30 November) and on Christmas Day. Please bring some food to share with fellow parishioners in a communal meal after Holy Liturgy.

Jam and Cake Sale, Sunday 8 December, after Holy Liturgy, in aid of the Charitable Fellowship, which supports people in need.

Posted 2013-11-08

Our Father in Christ, Archimandrite John Maitland Moir
(b. 18 June 1924-d. 17 April 2013)
Memory Eternal!


Posted 2013-08-11

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