Ecumenical Patriarchate
Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain
ORTHODOX PARISH OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST
Worshipping at St Thomas a Becket’s Church
Cliffe High Street, LEWES BN7 2AW

Orthodox Parish of the Nativity of Christ



Our Parish belongs to the worldwide Orthodox Church, being part of the Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain, within the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Deanery's website: www.thyateira-deanery.uk.

Worshipping at the beautiful St Thomas a Becket’s Church,
Cliffe High Street, LEWES, BN7 2AW on most Sundays, at 11.30 AM.
See Calendar of Services for up-to-date information.

Rector: Father Ian Wallis,
15 Barnett Road BRIGHTON BN1 7GJ, telephone: 01273 55 32 30, email: ianoutwest@aol.com

Parish Warden: Mr Anthony Stunt,
email: silverinkwell@outlook.com 


For Russian/Ukrainian speaking contacts:
Mrs Vitalina Fesyk, email: vitalinafesyk@gmail.com 

Members of all Christian communities are most welcome to attend our services, and share in the light refreshments afterwards.
On this website you can read about our Mission as well as find the answers to many of your questions about our Church. Please have a look at pages about Christening, Wedding Service, Fasting and Giving as well as pages about our Church and its Sacred Icons.

Latest Notice of Services

2022

  • 29th May: No Service
  • 5th June Sunday after Ascension: 11,30 a.m. Matins & 1st Hour
  • 12th June Holy Pentecost: 11,30 a.m. Liturgy & Kneeling Prayers
  • 19th June: 11,30 a.m. Jesus Prayer Service
  • 26th June: No Service
  • 3rd July All Saints of Britain & Ireland: 11,30 a.m. Matins & 1st Hour
  • 10th July 4th Sunday after Pentecost: 11,30 a.m. Liturgy

COVID-19: GUIDELINES FOR OUR SERVICES [220120]

DO NOT COME TO CHURCH IF YOU FEEL UNWELL - anyone shielding or self-isolating or showing symptoms of the virus (high temperature/fever, cough, loss of smell/taste) must not attend. 

ARRIVAL - face masks should be worn. 

SEATING has been limited to maintain social distancing: please do not sit in any pews that have been roped off, or those marked with a red ‘X’, and do not sit close to the aisles; also, do not sit in any of the pews in front of our Reader(s)/Singer(s). 

 HOLY COMMUNION – as we will not be using a Communion Cloth at this time, please bring with you a designated cloth of your own (e.g. a handkerchief) to hold under your chin when receiving the Holy Gifts (one cloth per household is quite acceptable) and to wipe your lips afterwards. The cloth may be carefully rinsed later, if necessary, but it should not be subsequently used for any other purpose. Do not kiss the Communion Cup (or the priest’s hand) after receiving the Holy Gifts. When coming forward to receive the Holy Gifts, please maintain social distancing from persons outside of your own household. 

 ANTIDORON - when moving to take some of the antidoron, please maintain social distancing from persons outside of your own household. Some of the bread antidoron will be offered to you (no wine and water) by the priest, at the end of the service
The services are celebrated mainly in English, with some prayers in Church Slavonic and Greek.

The Parish belongs to the worldwide Orthodox Church, being part of the Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain, within the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Members of all Christian communities are most welcome to attend our services, but we will need to have your contact details.

Rector: Father Ian Wallis, 15 Barnett Road BRIGHTON BN1 7GJ telephone: 01273 55 32 30 email: ianoutwest@aol.com

Контакт для говорящих по-русски и по-украински: Mrs Vitalina Fesyk email: vitalinafesyk@gmail.com

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ORTHODOX PARISH OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST

Worshipping at St Thomas a Becket’s Church
Cliffe High Street, LEWES BN7 2AW

Rector:
Father Ian Wallis
15 Barnett Road BRIGHTON BN1 7GJ
telephone: 01273 55 32 30; email: ianoutwest@aol.com

Parish Warden:
Mr Anthony Stunt, email: silverinkwell@outlook.com

Контакт для говорящих по-русски и по-украински:
Mrs Vitalina Fesyk, email: 
vitalinafesyk@gmail.com


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