Church Council

The Deputy Rector Fr Peter has the everyday charge of the Parish governance including the Parish Council.  Fr Peter сhairs all meetings of the Church Council

The Deputy Rector is responsible to the Diocesan Bishop as the direct head of the parish, and responsible for the proper organisation of the Church and the parish.

He is supported in the running of the Parish life by the assistant clergy, the Starosta, Churchwarden, Ktitor, Treasurer, Head Sister and Choir Director and Sacristan who are dei facto members of the Church Council.

The parishioners elect all the other members of the Council at the Annual General Meeting, except for the Trustees. Any parishioner who regularly confesses, partakes of the communion, pays their annual dues and who is good standing in the parish may be elected to the Church Council. The Board of Trustees act independently and are nominated and oversee and advise the actions of the Church Council.

The annual Parish dues are GBP 100 for an individual or GBP 200 per family. However, when a family or individual is unable to pay this sum in a single payment; with the agreement of the parish priest and Treasurer, the dues can be paid quarterly or monthly and the amount can be reduced at the discretion of the parish priest.

The Church Council currently consists of the following members:

Permanent Council members:

H.E. Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain, Dean and Rector of the Cathedral
Cathedral Deputy Rector Archpriest Peter Baulk
Priest Vitaly Serapinas
Sub-deacon Nicolas Mabin
Ktitor Pavel Lisitsin
Choir Director
Head Sister Olga Ravina

Elected Council members:

Starosta (Churchwarden) Vera McClenaghan
Treasurer Oxana Rudenko
Secretary Oleksiy Danylenko
Galina Deriabina
Alexey Koloydenko
Tatiana Romanova
Sergey Tochlin

In addition to the Council members, the members of the Board of Trustees of the Church Charity are invited to join in the deliberations of the Church Council.

The Church Council has the discretion of co-opting non-elected members on to the Council until next AGM

The Churchwarden is elected at an Annual General Meeting for a period of three years. All the other Officers of the Church Council are elected to serve for one year only. The Head Sister is elected at a Sisterhood General Meeting.
At an Annual General Meeting every member of the Church Council accounts to the parishioners for their work during the year.

Minutes of Annual General Meetings

29 March
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Parish of the London Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia, London, 29 March 2015.
30 March
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Parish of the London Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia, London, 30 March 2014.

Minutes of the Church Council Meetings

20 October
17 July
16 June
12 May
8 April
11 March
8 January
23 October
10 July
12 June
8 May
24 April
13 March
16 January
10 October
10 July
25 June
13 June
9 May
11 April
30 March
14 March
17 January
9 August
21 June
31 May
26 April
5 April
8 March
8 February
11 January
14 December
11 November
14 October
16 September
12 August
8 July
10 June
29 April
8 April
11 March
12 February
8 January
27 November
20 November
9 October
21 August
17 July
30 June
15 May
20 March
12 February
23 January
12 December
14 November
10 October
12 September
8 August
11 July
20 June
6 June
9 May
7 March
7 February
3 January
22 November
25 October
11 October
9 August
26 July
12 July
28 June
21 June
31 May
5 April
22 February
4 January
14 December
30 November
16 November
12 October