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Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship!

Sunday of the Cross 7th April

Wonderful celebrations of the first Sunday of Lent

The Triumph of Orthodoxy and Annunciation to the Most Holy Mother of God

Sunday 24th March

We sang many years to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Fr Joseph's reception into the Orthodox church and Fr Deacon Cosmin's first year as a deacon. God grant you Many Years! 

Vigil for the first Sunday of Lent

The Triumph of Orthodoxy and Annunciation to the Most Holy Mother of God

Saturday 23rd March

Wonderful to celebrate our Parish feast of 

Saint Ephraim, the Syrian

on Sunday 28th January

The Church looked amazing, thanks to God!

... and thanks to all those involved in decorating it.

The feast afterwards was wonderful too, thanks to all those that contributed. 

A good time was shared by all!

A great blessing for Deacon Cosmin 

serving at the Cathedral with 

His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh 


Holy Theophany of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ

and the Great Blessing of the Water

So good to have Reader Peter back with us, thanks to God!


Happy Feast!


Christ is Born! Glorify Him! 

Happy Christmas to us all!

Vigil for Christmas, 2023

Great Vespers and Matins

Eve of the Nativity of Christ

Happy 50th Anniversary

and a visit from 

His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh 


A New Generation of St Ephraim Parishioners! 

Gabriel has thrown a birthday party for all his friends!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Gabriel!

Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross 

Thursday, 14th September

The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ 

What a blessing to have Father Evgeny Selensky with us to celebrate, today. Thanks to God.

Remembering our dear Father Raphael blessing the grapes during this feast last year. 

Memory Eternal!

Parish pilgrimage to St Etheldreda, Ely

On Sunday 18th June 2023, a Moleben was served in the Roman Catholic Church of St Etheldreda in Ely. Approximately 60 members of our parish made the pilgrimage and venerated the saint’s left hand. Later we picnicked in Jubilee Gardens. 

Holy Pentecost

4th June 2023 

We also celebrated the birthdays of Father Raphael and Deacon Cosmin, Многая лета!

The Baptism of Veronika

Many congratulations to Veronika's family, Christoph, Anna & Nadya and to Godparents Sorin and Daria on the Baptism of baby Veronika. 

May God bless her richly.

20th May 2023 

Christ is Risen!

Thomas Sunday

St George's Day & the Fracturing of the Artos

23rd April 2023 

Christ is Risen!

Easter Sunday

16th April 2023

Easter Saturday

The Midnight Office & Procession

15th April 2023

Great and Holy Friday

and decorating the Church for Pascha

14th April 2023

Palm Sunday

9th April 2023

Newly Illumined

On Lazarus Saturday 8th April, three new members of our Parish were baptised. We welcome Geoffrey, Dymphna and Augustine ... May God grant you all many Years! 

A Gift to our Parish

These two beautiful Icons of 20th Century Saints, were painted by Irina Fedorova and gifted to our Parish, thanks to God. 

St. Gabriel 

of Samtavro

Born: Tibilisi, 26/08/1929.

Died: 2/11/1995

Canonised: 20/12/2012

Feast: 2nd November

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St. Nectarios

of Aegina

Born: Selebria, 01/10/1846.

Died: 8/11/1920

Canonised: 20/04/1961

Feast: 9th November

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Annunciation to the Most Holy Mother of God

Saturday 25th March 2023


Flowers for Fr. Raphael and Deacon Cosmin in celebration of the recent special events in our parish, Spraznikom! 

 Ordination of Father Cosmin Frateanu 

as Deacon of our Parish at the

Dormition Cathedral by

His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh 

Tuesday 21st March 2023

What a blessing! 

So many more beautiful photographs of this important event for our Parish are available on the Diocesan Website of Sourozh!

Feast of St Ephraim

Patron Saint of our Parish 

Saturday 28th January 2023

Thanks to God for all the  visiting clergy including Fr. Evgeny Selensky, Fr. Dragos Herescu, Fr. Andrew Day and Fr. Rostislav Voitsekhovskyi. 

Thanks also to Eugene Alexeev for the beautiful photos, to the choir for the glorious singing, to all those who brought food to share and to everyone who joined us to make the celebration so special, Glory be to God!

Happy New Year!
The Circumcision of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The Feast of St Basil the Great.

The Blessing of the Vasilopita, in honour of St Basil the Great.

Christmas Day,

the Parish Feast & Puppet Show