Saint Ephraim Orthodox Parish

Welcome! Saint Ephraim's is an Orthodox Christian Parish in the heart of the beautiful and historic City of Cambridge, UK. We belong to the Diocese of Sourozh, that is the diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church which includes the British Isles.

Our parish was founded in 1973 by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh and is now a thriving and diverse community.

We celebrate Great Vespers or a Vigil every Saturday at 17:00 and the Divine Liturgy on Sundays at 08:00. Services are also celebrated on the great feasts of the Orthodox Church, please check our calendar on the Services page for confirmation of times.

The Parish

We are a multicultural Christian Orthodox Parish. Whilst many of us are originally from the Orthodox countries of Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Cyprus, many others of us are converts to Orthodoxy from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, Spain, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa and the USA.

Our Church services are, for the most part, in English including the readings and the hymns sung by our choir.

Each year, several University students become part of our parish community during their studies in Cambridge.

From the 30 people who worshipped at the Divine Liturgy in 2001, on most Sundays we now have some 120 people, about 20% being under the age of eight!

Patriarchal address from 16 March 2022 and Prayer for Peace

Patriarchal-message-16.03.22eng.pdf
Prayer-for-Peace-eng.pdf