Welcome to our parish website. We are a large, diverse, and friendly community of Orthodox Christians from many different cultural backgrounds. Our services are in English, and everybody is welcome to come and experience them. 

St Martins, Colchester [side view]

We are part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland, which is under the Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East; we operate under the omophorion if His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan (Oner). You can find more information about our parish and clergy in the About pages, including a brief introduction on the beliefs of the Orthodox Christian faith, and FAQ. Our parish also runs a monthly newsletter, which can be found in the relevant page.

Regular Service Times

Saturdays: Great Vespers 4:30pm St Martin’s Church

Sundays: Matins & Holy Liturgy from 9:45am St Martins Church

SERVICES FOR THE REMAINDER OF MAY

Bright Saturday 11 May

NO VESPERS (Due to Barking Pilgrimage)

2nd Sunday of Pascha 12 May

Thomas Sunday – Visit for ordinations by HE Metropolitan Silouan, Matins and Hierarchical Liturgy from 9.45am St Martin’s Church.

Wednesday 15 May

St Pachomius the Great, Hours & Holy Liturgy from 9.30am St Helen’s Chapel.

Saturday 18 May

Great Vespers 4.30pm, St Martin’s Church

3rd Sunday of Pascha 19 May

Holy Myrrh Bearing Women, Matins and Holy Liturgy from 9.45am St Martin’s Church. (Church Council meeting after liturgy)

Saturday 25 May

Great Vespers 4.30pm, St Martin’s Church

4th Sunday of Pascha 26 May

The Paralysed Man, Matins and Holy Liturgy from 9.45am St Martin’s Church.

Wednesday 29 May

Mid-Feast Pentecost, Hours & Holy Liturgy from 9.30am St Helen’s Chapel.

+Confessions on Saturday evenings after Great Vespers or by appointment.+

Holy Marriage, Holy Baptism, funerals, memorials, etc by arrangement

Enquiries

For enquiries about service times, confession or anything else please contact:

Parish Priest: Father Alexander Haig 

Email: parishpriest@orthodoxcolchester.org.uk
T: 01-206-530-530

Assistant Priest: Father Mark Shillaker

Email: markshillaker@gmail.com
T: 07-917-161-295

Facebook: www.facebook.com/stmartinsappeal

We have two temples in Colchester town centre:

St Martin’s Church,
West Stockwell Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1HN 

St Helen’s Chapel,
Maidenburgh Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1UB