Metropolitan Abba Seraphim welcomes new missions in the west of England

The British Orthodox Church – December 2014

The announcement that 2015 will begin with the inauguration of two new British Orthodox missions on the western side of England is a welcome development and we pray that God will bless the ministry in these places.

At 2.00 p.m. on Sunday, 4 January, the British Orthodox Bristol Fellowship will commence meetings under the patronage of St. Cyril the Great in the Lady Chapel of St. Peter’s Church, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7BQ with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy by Father Simon Smyth. The Fellowship co-ordinator is Dominic Prewett, who can be contacted by email: or by mobile: 07730682526

At 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 January, the Swindon Mission, under the patronage of St. Martin of Tours, will commence meeting at St. Mary’s Church, Commonwealth Road, Swindon, SN1 4LB with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy by Father Peter Farrington. For further details contact Father Peter Farrington.

The distance between both missions is only 36.9 miles (or an estimated driving time of 44 minutes) and we hope that there will be mutual support and co-operation between them.