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Orthodox Mission of St Chad, Telford , Shropshire

Orthodox Mission of St Chad

General Details

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
London and Western Europe
Head Priest:
Bishop Irenei
Fr Spyridon Bailey
Second Priest:
Priest Paul Elliott - Rector of the mother parish of St Elizabeth's
Feast Day:
March 2 - St Chad's feast day (OS) falls on 15 March (NS)

Contact Details

Christ Church, New Church Road, Wellington, Telford , Shropshire, TF1 1JX United Kingdom
, +44 1597 851026
Second Priest:
, +44 151 653 7768

Services Details

Saturday 9:45am
Divine Liturgy:
Saturday 10:30am
Services info:
The Anglicans kindly let us borrow their Christ Church in Wellington. The Divine Liturgy is served on the second and forth Saturday of each month, preceded by Lauds and the Hours. Service are primarily in English. For Lenten and Feast day services check the Mission's Facebook page . All are more than welcome to attend, though only Orthodox Christians may commune of the Holy Mysteries. If you are an Orthodox Christian and wish visit or be part of our community or you are simply interested in the Orthodox Christian Faith, in the words of the Lord to St Thomas 'Come and See' .

Historical Details

Build - Founding Year:
Established in the Spring of 2019 by Bishop Irenei as a mission of St Elizabeth's parish, under the patronage of St Chad of Lichfield - the patron saint of Mercia (English Midlands). The first Divine Liturgy was served on Saturday 30th June (OS) [13th July (NS)] 2019 at St Nicholas's Serbian Orthodox church in Muxton. From 2021 the Anglican Christ Church in Wellington kindly granted us the use of their church twice a month. Our mission is part of the parish of St Elizabeth, of the diocese of London and Western Europe under Bishop Irenei. Our Dioceses is small but with a rich history having been founded in 1923 under Bishop Nicholas, in 1951 St John the Wonder-Worker was appointed to the see where he worked to promote the veneration of the pre-schism western European saints. Orthodox Christianity was first preached to the English kingdom of Mercia by St Chad of Lichfield, whose faith and humility helped convert the local people to Christ. St Chad himself likely preached in this area as evidenced by his nearby holy-well. We hope in a small way we through our witness are serving in his footsteps.