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Divine Liturgy at Bentham, Cheltenham

Our parish is under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain, Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.

Sunday 7 July 2013

Dear Friends!

Just a reminder that our next Divine Liturgy is this coming Saturday, then we will take a break in August and resume at the start of the Church year in September. For that reason, we especially ask that all come to this Divine Liturgy and attend the Church meeting to agree on next steps for our Sunday School, also starting in September.

Divine liturgy ++ Saturday 13th July, 10am


Our next Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic & English at Bentham, Cheltenham is on:

Saturday 13th July, 10am

Address: St John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church, Bentham Lane, Bentham, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL3 4UD
Priest: Revd Vitaly Serapinas

After the service refreshments will be available together with ‘bring and share’ food. Russian language newspapers and icons will also be on sale in addition to the popular Borodinsky Bread! If anyone has any problems with transport please call me on 07957 345188 and we will try to help with a car share.

We have a small and enthusiastic choir and hope to add new singers – please come along to sing in Church Slavonic and English.


Russian Sunday School Cheltenham – Update

We have already formed an organising group and are looking for a no or low cost venue in which to hold our morning Sunday school once or twice a month in Montpellier, Cheltenham from September. The idea is that the community gets the opportunity to meet more frequently and build friendships and mutual support. We are lucky to have a number of professionally trained teachers in our Church! If you know of a venue or would like to help in any other way please let us know.


Boyan Ensemble’s forthcoming tour of the UK scheduled 23 Sept – 17 October.

The Cheltenham concert by this world-famous choir of ‘Sacred songs and chants of the Ukraine’ is on Wednesday 16 October at Cheltenham College Chapel 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale at the Town Hall Box Office soon (if we book as a group we are entitled to a discounted price; please let me know if you are interested in attending). Full tour details on The organisers are looking for host families to help with overnight accommodation on the evening of 16 October. Anyone able to help out please contact: Margarete Rolle, email:


We have plans to build the Orthodox Christian community in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds and if you think you can spare a few hours each month to help the Church in any way then please contact us on 07957 345188 or email:

With best wishes РУССКАЯ ПРАВОСЛАВНАЯ ЦЕРКОВЬ за границей

Yours in Christ

M: 07957 345188

Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCOR) Cheltenham Mission to Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds
c/o Greek Orthodox Church of St John Chrysostom, Bentham Lane, Bentham, nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 4UT
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