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ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CONTACT WALES

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ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
CONTACT WALES

Father Luke Holden

occwales@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 01554 755690

11 New Rd
Dafen
Llanelli
SA14 8LS
Wales
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Saturday 19th March 2016
Pan Orthodox Pilgrimage
To Lampeter And
Saint Cybi's Well.


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Blaenau Ffestiniog
The Church of All Saints of Wales, Manod Road, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd. LL41 4AF
The priest: (Archimandrite Deiniol) is a native of North Wales, speaks fluent Welsh and English, knows Greek, and can offer several other languages for the services. He is the abbot of the Monastery  of the Church of the Holy Protection in Blaenau Ffestiniog, and known throughout Wales for "Orthodox Mission Wales". Services are largly in Welsh, and a commercial recording of the Divine Liturgy in Welsh was available from Archimandrite Deiniol.
Contact: 01766-831272
Services: Saturday. Vigil 6.00 p.m. Sunday. Hours 10.00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy 10.30 a.m. (Welsh, Greek, English, Slavonic)
Weekday services as announced, currently in the monastery church.


Cardiff
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Greek Church Street, Butetown, Cardiff. CF1 5HA
The parish priest: (Archimandrite Iakovos Sava) is a monk from Cyprus, but speaks English. The community is largly Greek and Cypriot. Services are mainly in Greek.
Contact: George Arakas, 8 Ridgeway, Lisvane, Cardiff. CF4 5RR (029 20761785/029 20255480) He speaks both Greek and English.
Services: Sunday - Matins 10.00 a.m. Liturgy 11.00 a.m.
Services on Great Feasts.


Chester
The Greek Orthodox Church Of St. Barbara The Great Martyr, Overleigh Cemetry Chapel, Overleigh Road, Handbridge,
Chester. CH4 7HW
The parish priest (Father Pankratios Sanders) and Presbytera are British. The community is mixed, using mostly English for worship.
Contact: Professor J. Simons, 33 Claremont Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside. PR8 4DY (01704-560401)
Services: Sunday Liturgy 10.30 a.m. Matins some Sundays.
Services on Great Feasts.
Activities: Parish Pilgrimage to St. Plegmund's Well near Chester. Pan-Orthodox Pilgrimage to St. Winefride's Well, Holywell, in October.


Lampeter
Orthodox Community Of The Three Holy Hierarchs,
Soar Chapel Hall, Cwmins Car Park, Victoria Terrace, Lampeter, SA48 7DF
Priest: Fr. Timothy Pearce (ordained 2007 for service in Mid Wales.)
Contact: Dr. Andreas Andreopoulos, Department of Religious Studies, University of Wales-Lampeter, SA48 7ED. (01570-424972)
Services: A service every Sunday morning. Divine Liturgy several times a month. Other services by arrangement. All services in English.
Activities: Instruction for people preparing to enter the Orthodox Church. A new community is developing here.

Llanelli
The Chapel Of St. David And St. Nicholas, in the garden of 11 New Road, Dafen, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. SA14 8LS
The parish priest (Father Luke Holden) details as for Swansea.
Contact: , Sian Williams details as for Swansea.
Services: All Sunday services have now transferred to St Matthew's, High Street, Swansea. Check for details of any services in Llanelli.
Activities: Online Orthodox Shop www.orthodoxshop.co.uk. Instruction of learners. Parish outings and pilgrimages.Re-issuing the Orthodox Christian Contact leaflets. Re-publishing the "Explaining " series of books about Orthodox Christianity.

Swansea
The Orthodox Community Of St. Zachariah And St. Elizabeth, worshipping in St Matthew's Church, High Street, Swansea,
The parish priest Father Luke Holden who is British. The community includes more than 6 different Orthodox nationalities, as well as English and Welsh speakers. English is the common language for worship, with some Greek and Welsh.
Contact: Sian Williams. Tel 07866671377
Or Father Luke (01554-755690)
Services: Divine Liturgy every Sunday at about 10.30a.m. (See also Llanelli for services.)
Activities: Hope to plan parish outings to places of Orthodox/Celtic interest. Members of the community already take part in pilgrimages. .
Orthodox churches, communities and events for Wales and the Borders. Events and special services follow the parish listings.

Entries compiled from the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain website , as well as the Directory Of Orthodox Parishes produced by the Orthodox Fellowship Of Saint John The Baptist (Copies £3.50 order by email : bjgerrard@compuserve.com)