"Abba Poemen said of Abba John the Short that he had prayed to God to take his passions away from him so that he might become free from care. He went and told an old man this, "I find myself in peace, without an enemy," he said. The old man said to him, "Go quickly, beg God to stir up warfare so that you may regain the affliction and humility that you used to have, for it is by warfare that the soul makes progress." So he besought God and when warfare came, he no longer prayed that it might be taken away, but said, "Lord, give me strength for the fight.""
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St. Columba and St. Kentigern

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

Our church is part of the Orthodox Christian Church, belonging to the Antiochian Patriarchate, the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland.

 

Our Parish Priest

The Rev'd. Fr. George Evans
Telephone: 01302 368916
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Our Deacon

The Rev'd. Fr. Deacon Thomas Ward
Telephone: 07900563749
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Our Metropolitan

 

Archbishop Silouan Oner

Metropolitan of British Isles and Ireland

 

Our Patriarch

His Beatitude, Patriarch John X

 

Our usual Service Times, etc

Great Vespers: Saturdays at 4:00pm* (*6:00pm during British Summer Time);

Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10:00am;

Confessions: by prior arrangement

(Please see our 'Services' page (also available via Events Menu - above right) for more accurate and up to date details of individual services)

Fr Gregory's* Talks on Ancient Faith Radio

The Archdiocesan Web Site can also be accessed from here by clicking the highlighted link.

(*Fr Gregory was formerly our Dean until the deanery became the ArchDiocese)

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