Orthodox Parish of St Martin and St Helen, Colchester

A Parish in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

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We are a large friendly and diverse Orthodox community with people from many Orthodox countries and Britain. Our services are in English and all are welcome.

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

Deacon: Father Deacon Mark Shillaker

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

Facebook: https://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 


(all services at St Martin’s Church unless otherwise stated)

Saturdays: Great Vespers 4.30pm (except 27 August)

Sundays: Matins (Orthros) 9.45am Holy Liturgy 10.30am

Fri 8 July, St Procopius

Holy Liturgy 9.30am St Helen’s Chapel

Mon 11 July, St Sophrony of Essex

Holy Liturgy 9.30am

Wed 20 July, Holy Prophet Elias (Elijah)

Holy Liturgy 9.30am st Helen’s Chapel

Wed 27 July, Holy Unmercenary Panteleimon

Holy Liturgy 9.30am St Helen’s Chapel

Mon 1 August, Beginning of Dormition Fast

Sun 7 August, Holy Transfiguration (parish observance)

Tue 9 August, St Herman of Alaska, Enlightener of America

Holy Liturgy 9.30am St Helen’s Chapel

Mon 15 August, Dormition of the Theotokos

Holy Liturgy, 9.30am

Thu 18 August, Repose of St Helen

Holy Liturgy 10.30am St Helen’s Chapel

Bring and Share Picnic on the Green at St Helen’s (St Martin’s if wet)

Veneration of Relic