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 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.