Coronavirus: 04/07/2020

In connection with the pandemic, all church visitors must comply with hygiene requirements and maintain a safe distance. To fulfill these requirements, the number of people praying at services is limited.

Pilgrimage to the Parish Church of Saint John of Shanghai

An excursion has been organised for the parish to Fr Andrew Phillip’s Church of St John Maximovicth  (Vladika John) for his feast on Saturday 30th June 2012 led by Deputy Rector Archpriest Vladimir Vilgerts The Parish Church of Saint John of Shanghai is situated at  Military Road, Colchester Essex CO1 2AN


  1. 9.30 a.m. Arrival at Saint John Church, Colchester
  2. 9.45 a.m. Meeting of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

10.00 a.m. Hours, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy (Slavonic and English) Cross Procession and Trapeza

If there is enough demand, a coach will hired to take parishioners from Harvard Road to Colchester and return:

  • Adults: £10; children – free.
  • Depart from Harvard Road 7.30 a.m.; arrival back at Harvard Road 4.30 p.m.

Anyone who would like to travel by coach, please add to the list at the candle desk your name, by 17th June n.s. latest, please include a telephone number and an indication of how many people are inyour party.

For further information, please contact Reader Nicolas Mabin on 0758 717 8208. Colchester is approximately 55 miles from central London.

(The Divine Liturgy will not be served at Harvard Road on this day)