The Orthodox Parish of St Martin and St Helen is part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland, which in turn is part of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East.

Our Metropolitan
Silouan Oner
Our Patriarch
John X

We are a large, diverse, and friendly community of Orthodox Christians from many different cultural backgrounds. Our services are in English and all are welcome to come and experience them. In early 2022, the parish purchased historic St Martin’s church in West Stockwell St, Colchester (CO1 1HN). There, most of our main services are held. We also operate the small, ancient chapel of St Helen, in St Helen’s Lane, Colchester (CO1 1UB), a mere 200 metres away.


Parish Priest

Father Alexander Haig
T: 01206 530530
M: 07947 047201
E: parishpriest@orthodoxcolchester.org.uk

Assistant Priest

Father Mark Shillaker
M: 07917 161295
E: markshillaker@gmail.com


George Harrison


Nick Taylor

Safeguarding Officer

Dusan Radunovic
T: 07880 778385
E: dusan.radunovic@gmail.com