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The Diocese of Sourozh is the diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate, in Great Britain and Ireland, with two parishes in the East Midlands, located in Nottingham, Derby. Occasional services are also held in Newark.

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Follow the link for details about ORTHSOC, an Orthodox Society within the Nottingham Students' Union.



The Divine Liturgy is usually celebrated every Sunday  at 10 am in the Church of St Aidan and St Chad, Nottingham,. There is normally a Great Vespers or Vigil service on the first Saturday of each month and reader's vespers on the remaining Saturdays, both starting at 5.00 p.m.  There will be no Vespers on Saturday 28th November. The Liturgy on November 29th will be replaced by a Typica as Father Gregory is seving the liturgy in Newark (see below).

Church Opening.
The church is now open all day every Friday for prayer, fellowship and work. There will normally be shared food and. Fr Gregory will usually be available for confessions.

The calendar will shortly be upgraded as part of the transition to the new website. The old google calendar will now not be updated.  Details of all exceptional events will be posted on this page for the time being or (in the case of the Derby Parish) in Father Daniel's Newsletter.


Unfortunately the Earl of Chesterfield public house has closed and the status of the property is uncertain. The car park was blocked off but the blocks have now been removed. It is probably safe to park there for the time being - however you do so at your own risk. If you wish to park  elsewhere the road that runs on the far side beyond the pub car park is usually available, opposite the church.  Please do not park in the drive at the back of the church unless you require disabled access. Do not use the Methodist Church car park under any circumstances

Church Appeal
The floor of the sanctuary of our church has recently had to be replaced, and, as this has been very costly we have started a special appeal for funds to cover this expense:

Online donations can be made on our Everyclick
Parish Appeal Fund page.

Study Group
For anyone wishing to learn more about the Orthodox faith, there is an "Exploring Orthodoxy" meeting, led by Reader Paul, which meets straight after Vespers at the Church of St Aidan and St Chad each Saturday, except on the first Saturday of each month when there is normally a Great Vespers or Vigil service.  There is no study group on Saturday 28th November.

These meetings open to all Orthodox and non-Orthodox who wish to deepen their understanding of the faith.

On the Second Friday of each month there will be an Akathist service at 7pm. We hold a parish supper on the last Friday of each month, beginning at 7 pm with prayers, then confessions, a bring and share supper, and a group discussion about an aspect of our Faith.  The next parish supper will be on Friday 27th November.

There is normally a bring and share parish lunch after the liturgy on the first Sunday of each month, however you are invited to bring and share food after every liturgy.


Fr Daniel's current newsletter is November

There is normally a Divine Liturgy at St Mary's Bridge Chapel in Derby on second and fourth Sundays of each month. In addition, there is a service of Vespers and Panikhida, followed by Confessions at St Mary's Bridge Chapel in Derby,  on first and third Mondays of each month at 7 pm. Please check the Newsletter for additional services and events. The last liturgy in November is on Sunday 29th.


There will be a Divine Liturgy in Newark on the fifth Sunday of every month at 11 am in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit within the Church of St Mary Magdalene. The next service is on the 29th November.

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