Coronavirus update: 09/01/2021

Dear parishioners, we have changed the rules for attending services. For services within the Church, only 40 people can be into the upper church, and only 20 people into the lower church. Distance inside the church 1.5 - 2.0 m. One cannot expect communion outside the Church. On Sundays, you can come after the late service for communion and confession. Those who wish to receive the Holy Communion after the Liturgy must contact Fr. Vitaly 07935700721.

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 1st of July, and we are again organising our annual pilgrimage/excursion 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 for adults is about £25, £10 for an (underaged) child. Colchester is 55 miles away from Central London.

Schedule: 6:30am - boarding 7:00am – departure from our Cathedral (57, Harvard Road, W4 4ED) 9:30am – arrival at St John’s Church, confessions 10:00am – Hours, Liturgy (both Church Slavonic and English), procession, parish lunch. 4:30pm return to London (Harvard Road).

Please book yourself at the candle desk by paying full amount for the trip by 25th June. You may also express your interest by emailing or texting Alexey Koloydenko (see his contacts below), stating your name, telephone number, number of adults and children in your group, and whether the reservations have already been paid for at the candle desk. If you are late to get a seat on the bus, do not despair, do inquire, as there might be cancellations as well as seats available in private cars of other parishioners. Although lunch is provided by the hosts, contributions of food towards the communal meal are appreciated.

For inquires, please contact Alexey Koloydenko on 0776 774 4030 or by email