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Pilgrimage to the parish of St John Of Shanghai and San Francisco in Colchester


This year the Feastday of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco falls on the Saturday of 29th June, and we are again organising our annual pilgrimage to St John’s Parish in Colchester (rector Fr Andrew Phillips).

The Church of St John of Shanghai is located on Military Road, Colchester, Essex CO1 2AN.

We have hired a bus to go directly from our Cathedral at Harvard Road.
Cost: £20 – adults, £15 teenagers (age 10-15), £10 – children below 10 (free for infants not requiring a separate seat).

Please beware that we traditionally leave donations for the host parish who provide us with a festive  lunch after the services (contributions of food towards the communal meal are also appreciated).


6:45am – boarding outside our Cathedral (57, Harvard Road, W4 4ED)

7:00am – departure

9:00am – arrival at St John’s Church, moleben with blessing of Water, confessions

10:00am – Hours, Liturgy (Church Slavonic, English, Romanian), Cross procession followed by parish lunch.

2:30pm departure from Colchester

4:30-5:00pm arrival at Harvard Road

Please book yourself at the candle desk by paying your tickets in full. Payments can be made via the account of the sisterhood: sort code 40-11-60, account number 90540846, reference: Colchester; please notify us via email or text (see contacts below) of your electronic payment.  


We regret that we cannot guarantee a seat until a full payment is received nor can we refund cancellations unless someone else buys your ticket.

For inquires, please contact  Alexey Koloydenko via  email or phone 0776 774 4030.