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ZOOM Tuesday Sessions

Weekly ZOOM meet ups with Fr Gregory to discuss Orthodox Faith and Life in application to life’s questions and challenges – for persons, communities and our world. To join these ZOOM sessions you must send an invitation request to Fr. Gregory at his email (above) at least 2 days beforehand.  Scheduled meets are: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm weekly (London GMT), unless otherwise advised. Next session: 3rd of May.  Topic: a formal debate on women in the Scriptures and the Tradition of the Church.  More details soon.


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COVID Notice

The Church is open for worship but with provisions for COVID safety. 

If you wish to know more or attend please contact Fr Gregory.

This is our Policy – COVID opening and closing – for a staged opening or closing of church in relation to the Omicron Variant of COVID 19, with current national mitigation measures in place, including vaccines and anti-viral medications.  Next review in church status: 6th March 2022

The Policy will be constantly reviewed and especially if new variants arise with characteristics different from the current Omicron strain.

This Policy can be applied in its basic outline to any global pandemic.

Resources for Orthodox Christians Concerning Pandemics and the Church


Life at St. Aidan's Orthodox Church, Manchester UK

St. Aidan’s belongs to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian 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)

Regular Services

Select “Agenda” in the Diary to the right for a best view of the Services.

Saturday Vespers (online only) here at 5pm. 

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Matins: 9.15 am
Liturgy: 10.15 am

Other services as announced.  Liturgy only at the moment in church.

All services must be pre-booked for attendance for COVID safety.
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Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.’
John 14: 6 – 7

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne

Today’s Saints

Hieromartyr Patricius, bishop of Prusa, and his companions: presbyters Acacius, Menander, and Polyenus (2nd C). St. Memnonus the Wonderworker. Great Prince Dimitry Donskoi of Moscow (1389). Holy Martyr Acoluthus of the Thebaid (305). Holy Martyrs Theotima & Kyriake of Nicomedia (311). Venerable Cornelius, abbot of Komelsk, Vologda (1537).

British Isles and Ireland:
St. Dunstan, 25th archbishop of Canterbury (988).

Today’s Readings

Acts 10:34-43John 8:12-20

Note: To keep up-to-date with Today’s Saints and Today’s Reading, please go to The Month’s Saints and Readings page. 

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