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The following is a list of the Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches and Communities in Greater Manchester, together with the address and telephone number of a contact person, in most instances the priest in charge, and the times of the principal Sunday services and the main languages used in them.

Oecumenical Patriarchate:

Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

1] Greek Church of the Annunciation: Bury New Road, Salford. M7 0EA.

Priest in Charge: Archimandrite Nicolas Sergakis

 Tel: 0161 792-2694, Fax: 0161 792-9816.

Orthros & Liturgy, Sunday 9.30 -12.30 Greek (for the most part)

The full list of services for each month can be found at the church's excellent web site, below:

2] Monastery of St Andrew the Apostle.

Archimandrite Ephrem. Tel: 0161-881-5774. Fax: 0870 77063279. Email: ephrem@chorlton.com

Ukrainian Diocese in Great Britain.

There are Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of the Oecumenical Patriarchate in Manchester, Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale.

Please contact Fr Bohdan Matwijczuk. Tel : 01706-521634.

Patriarchate of Antioch.

Church of St Aidan. Clare Road, Levenshulme, M19 2GG

Father Gregory Hallam. Tel: 0161-285-8587

Hours and Divine Liturgy: 10.00. English.

For times of services visit Fr Gregory's web site:

Patriarchate of Moscow.

Church of the Pokrov [The Protecting Veil of the Mother of God] and the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia.
The parish is presently directly subject to the Moscow Patriarchate, and is not  part of the patriarchal diocese of Sourozh.

64 Clarence Road,
Manchester 13 0YE

Archbishop Anatoly of Kerch. Tel: 020 7386 7837

Confessions: 10.00
Divine Liturgy: 10.30. Slavonic.

All enquiries to: George Dance, Tel: 0161-292-1652

See the parish website:

Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

The Primate of the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church is
Metropolitan Iziaslav, of Brooklyn, New York

Church of the Holy Mother of Zyrovicy, 22 Daresbury Street, Cheetham Hill, Mancheter M8 9NB.

Parish Priest: The Very Revd Mitred Archpriest John Ababurko.
Tel: 0161-740 8230

All enquiries, please, to The Very Revd Achimandrite Deiniol. Tel: 01766-831272
Archimandrite Deiniol is the Head of the Department of Inter-Church Relations BAOC.


Armenian Apostolic Church

Church of the Holy Trinity, Upper Brook Street.

Divine Liturgy normally on the First Sunday of the Month.

All enquiries, please, to Mr Tatto Couligian. Tel: 01625-526659
Mr. Douglas J. Buchanan,
10 Rosemoor Gardens, Appleton,
Warrington WA4 5RJ. Tel: 01925 261206
Email: dj.gkbuchanan@ntlworld.com

Coptic Orthodox Church

St Mary and St Minas Coptic Orthodox Church
Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor,
Stockport SK4 4PB.
For full details of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Manchester visit their website at:
or contact Father Bishoy Michel Naguib
Tel: 0161-678 1939.
Fax: 0161-652 7312 Mobile: 0777 309 5957
Email: f_bishoy90@hotmail.com

There have been Christians in Britain since Roman times, as the mosaic head of Christ from a Roman villa in Dorset testifies.


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Archimandrite Ephrem

This page was last updated on 03 November 2008