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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.

Easter E-Cards are available at St Gregory's Foundation which is a UK registered charity founded in 1991 to help charities in Russia and the former Soviet Union help the most vulnerable in their communities.


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 5.30 p.m.   Please check the calendar for additional services and events. 

Please note that the calendar includes events from both parishes at all venues. The calendar also includes details of feast days even if no services are planned. Please click on the calendar entry to obtain full details  of the event, time and venue.

Services for Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha

Second to Sixth Weeks of Lent

During these weeks the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts will be celebrated each Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
The Presanctified Liturgy planned for the 18th of March will not now take place. Instead a Readers Vespers service will take place at 7.30 pm on that date.

( Dates: 4th, 11th & 25th of March & 1st of April)

 Holy Week

April 6th Holy & Great Monday
09:30 am Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

April 7th Holy & Great Tuesday
09:30 am Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

April 8th Holy & Great Wednesday
09:30 am Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
7pm Matins & Anointing Service

April 9th Holy & Great Thursday
09:30 am Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil
7pm Matins & Service of the Twelve Passion Gospels

April 10th Holy & Great Friday
3pm Vespers with Procession of the Shroud of Christ
7pm Matins with Burial Service of Our Lord

April 11th Holy & Great Saturday

09:30am Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil
10 pm Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
11 pm Midnight Office
Followed immediately by:




Unfortunately the Earl of Chesterfield public house has closed and the status of the property is uncertain. It is likely that the car park will be blocked off in the next few days. Once this happens it will be necessary to park elsewhere. At present 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. On Saturday 7th February Great Vespers will be served

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. 

There is normally a parish lunch after the liturgy on the first Sunday of each month.


Fr Daniel's current newsletter for March is here. There is an addtional newsletter giving information about the Paschal services here..

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 calendar for additional services and events. Please note that the calendar includes events from both parishes at all venues.

Services Around Pascha 2015

(at St Mary’s Chapel-on-the-Bridge DE1 3AT unless otherwise shown)

Monday 30th Mar: Vespers, Panikhida, Confessions 7pm

Saturday 4th Apr: Vigil of Entry into Jerusalem 7pm

Monday 6th Apr: Vigil of Annunciation 7pm

Thursday 9th Apr: 12 Gospels 7pm

Friday 10th Apr: Good Friday Service (*and final confessions until after bright week) 2pm

Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th Apr: Easter Midnight Service 11.30pm

Monday 20th Apr: Vespers, Panikhida, Confessions 7pm

Sunday 26th Apr: Divine Liturgy 11am


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. Please check the calendar.

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