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 JUNE

Saturday 1 June

Great Vespers 4.30pm, St Martin’s Church

5th Sunday of Pascha 2 June

Sunday of The Samaritan Woman, Matins and Holy Liturgy from 9.45am St Martin’s Church.

Saturday 8 June

Great Vespers 4.30pm, St Martin’s Church

6th Sunday of Pascha 9 June

Sunday of The Blind Man, Matins and Holy Liturgy from 9.45am Hours and Holy Liturgy from 10.15am St Martin’s Church.

Thursday 13 June

The Ascension of Our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, Hours and Holy Liturgy from 9.30am St Martin’s Church

Saturday 15 June

Great Vespers 4.30pm, St Martin’s Church

7th Sunday of Pascha 16 June

Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, Matins and Holy Liturgy from 9.45am St Martin’s Church.

Wednesday 19 June

Holy Apostle Jude, the Brother of Our Lord, Hours and Holy Liturgy from 9.30am St Helen’s Chapel

Saturday 22 June

Great Vespers 4.30pm, St Martin’s Church

8th Sunday of Pascha 23 June

HOLY PENTECOST, Matins and Holy Liturgy from 9.45am St Martin’s Church.

Saturday 29 June

Holy Glorious & All Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter & Paul, Hours and Holy Liturgy from 9.30am St Martin’s Church | Great Vespers 4.30pm, St Martin’s Church

1st Sunday after Pentecost 30 June

All Saints + The Synaxis of The Holy Glorious & All Praised Twelve Apostles, Matins and Holy Liturgy from 9.45am St Martin’s Church.

+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