Youth Lenten Retreat

I am writing to kindly remind you of our upcoming COTY Lenten Retreat in two weeks’ time, on Saturday, 13 April 2024, at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camberwell. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for all young people aged 16-35 to deepen their faith, learn about Orthodoxy, and connect with like-minded individuals.

We’re excited to have His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas as our main speaker, followed by the Very Revd Archimandrite Peter, Abbot of the Holy Stavropegic Monastery of St John the Baptist, as well as the Revd Œconomos Kristian Akselberg.

We have also added 2 liturgical tradition workshops to the program, with a ‘craft your own prayer rope’ session, and a presentation on the history of illustrated manuscripts in the British Isles.

The day will start with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy in English at 9:30 am, followed by breakfast, insightful talks, and lunch—all provided courtesy of a COTY subsidy.

We believe this event is a fantastic way for our youth to engage with their faith during Lent, and we still have spaces available for attendees. On behalf of the COTY trustees, we would be very grateful if you could help us by sharing our event poster and the registration link on your community’s Facebook page and with the young members of your community:

Event Details:

Registration Link:

I have also attached a flier advertising the retreat to this e-mail — it would be greatly appreciated if you could print some copies and display them at their parishes, and also share the poster on social media.

Wishing you a blessed and spiritually refreshing Lenten season.

Prayerfully yours,

Fr. Nephon Tsimalis
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain | Ecumenical Patriarchate
5 Craven Hill
W2 3EN 
+44 (0)2077234787

Camp Saint Sophrony 2024 — Pre-registration

Beloved in the Lord, 

We are delighted to announce that, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas, Camp Saint Sophrony will be taking place this year from 26 July to 2 August.  Camp Saint Sophrony is part of the Archdiocese children and youth ministries.

Pre-registration for the camp is now open via the Archdiocese website at the following link:

Please announce that Camp Saint Sophrony is now open for pre-registration after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday 3 March.  Direct all parents with children between the ages of 8 and 18 to pre-register via the archdiocese website as soon as possible as places are limited.  Please also share information about the camp on your media channels: websites, Facebook etc.

With prayerful wishes, 
+Archimandrite Nephon TsimalisProtosyncellus

Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain | Ecumenical Patriarchate
5 Craven Hill
W2 3EN 
+44 (0)2077234787

London School of Economics

Tuesday, 13th February 2024, 18.30 at the London School of Economics (LSE)
Public Event, “Does Europe Need Religion?” Talk by His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great BritainVenue: LSE Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, Centre Building, LSEThis event is free and open to all. No registration is required. The event will be followed by a reception. Live Broadcast:

Sunday, 25th February 2024,18:00Duo Violins Music Concert 

(Church melodies with a choir) at the Church of the St. John the Baptist Haringey, Wightman Road, N8 0LY followed by a reception at the Church Hall. 

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.

Monday, 26th February 2024, 19:30Duo Violins Music Concert 

(Traditional and folk music)at the artsDepot Theater, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GATickets available from the Theatre Box Office.

Urgent help needed

Dear Parishioners,

We hope and pray this email finds you, your families and your friends safe and well.

In order to develop and sustain the short-term and long-term future of our church, we require your help.

Church Funding

The sole source of our church funding comes from the people who attend our services; we have recently found we need to complete some significant renovations to the church pillars as you will be able to see from the photos attached. These renovations need to be completed urgently as the weather is changing.

We are asking you all to please make a donation, no matter how much you can spare as this is set to be a very costly renovation for the church.

We understand this is a difficult time for all, due to the cost of living but we will benefit from your help to keep our church safe and open.

If you would like to make a donation you can contact any member of the committee or contact us via the contact us page and we can send the bank account details.

Alternatively, you can use our Just Giving page. Just Giving charges a fee and so a direct payment is preferable.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

God bless you and your families

Kind regards

The church committee

( Please consider a regular donation, be it weekly, monthly or yearly. This can be made either in person, by cheque, standing order, or bank transfer.)