The Coptic Orthodox Church has launched a new ministry in the City of London.
The St Paul Ministry, launched by the Church’s leader Bishop Angaelos, will offer an English language service in the beautiful St Mary-le-Bow church in the heart of the financial district.
The first service will take place on March 4 at 10am and, although in English, will maintain the traditional Coptic spirituality and hymnology.
The monthly services will be followed by a fellowship meal, contemporary Bible study, and discussion time.
The Church said the ministry’s aim was to make the ancient apostolic faith “practical, reachable and tangible within a Western context”.
Bishop Angaelos said it was a new and exciting ministry for the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.
“It follows the ethos that has been at its core for centuries, introducing people to our Lord Jesus Christ through the lived perspective of the Church in a real and relevant way,” he said.
“The words of Acts 2:42 have always been especially pertinent to me, and it is exciting to see them presented in a fresh 21st century expression.”