Welcome to the Russian Orthodox Church Cheltenham, Parish of the Holy Prince Vladimir, an Orthodox community formed in 2013. A mission parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).
Embracing the Orthodox legacy of these lands and blessed by the intercessions of the host of local Saints, our community shares the rich treasures of Orthodox Christianity with people of diverse nationality, language, age and race into the life of the Gospel that has been proclaimed in our Church for more than 2,000 years.
The Russian Orthodox Church Cheltenham is part of a historic Diocese that shares the rich treasures of Orthodox Christianity with all people, embracing the Orthodox history of these lands and the intercessions of our host of local Saints, in order to draw people of every nationality, tongue, age and race into the life of the Gospel that has been proclaimed in our Church for more than 2,000 years.
Our services are held in a mixture of English and Church Slavonic (the liturgical language of the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches). We are not an ‘ethnic club’ so you do not need to be Russian or Ukrainian to join us or understand services. The parish is made up of families from many nationalities, British, Ukrainain, Serbian, Greek, Romanian, and Russian plus many others. If its your first visit to an orthodox church you will find a warm and friendly welcome, we usually have a shared meal after our services so please feel free to stay and chat.
Our parish priest Father Mark who has served the community for approximately 5 years grew up in Worcester, so you could say hes a ‘local’.
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