St. Aidan's belongs to the newly created (October 2013) Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland. We are in communion with all the other Orthodox Churches worldwide, Antioch being one of the ancient sees of the Christian Church, (Acts 11:26). Our bishop for the time being is His Beatitude, Patriarch John (Yazigi) with an Archbishop due to be elected soon. Our parish priest is the Very Reverend Archpriest Gregory (Hallam). You can find out about our saint, St. Aidan of Lindisfarne here.
St. Aidan’s uses English in all its services and all are welcome to attend. After the Divine Liturgy on Sundays, tea, coffee and soft drinks are served. After this we have a weekly presentation on varied aspects of Orthodox Faith and Life. The slides associated with these are archived on this site. We also have a well stocked Bookstore and lending Library with hundreds of books and other resources to get better acquainted with our faith. We run a 3 year Diploma Course in Orthodoxy entitled E-Quip with personal tutorials and online learning. We also have Childrens’ activities after the Sunday Liturgy outside the major feasts of the Nativity (Christmas) and Pascha (Easter).
Fr. Gregory and Fr. Christopher (the assistant priest) serve as Orthodox Chaplains to the Universities in Manchester and Fr. Gregory is a visiting chaplain at Manchester Prison. The clergy also attend several hospitals in Manchester, Salford and Stockport. Fr. Gregory also serves on the Theological Committee of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of the British Isles. Fr Deacon Emmanuel is our Bookstore Manager and a major contributor to our E-Quip Course in Orthodox Faith and Life.
The garden at St. Aidan's Church, a secure area for children to play and the rest of us to relax.
Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland
M: 07780 970884
T: 0161 476 4847
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