Welcome to ROCOR Western Rite England!


Here’s a short introduction to who we are and what we are about. Put simply, we are Orthodox Christians of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR): a semi-autonomous, fully canonical jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. What makes us a little different is that we have been blessed to use the ancient Orthodox liturgies and rites of the West in our worship.

Our services follow the traditional Julian Calendar, use Gregorian chant, and are conducted in English – with a little Latin. We have one priest, Father Thomas Cook, based in Nottingham, who serves the Divine Office and Liturgy in various locations around the country. Please check the calendar to find out where services will be held on any particular Sunday or Feast.

If you are interested in knowing more about Western Rite Orthodoxy or, even better, joining us in our worship, please contact Father Thomas by phone: +44 (0)115 9384742 or by email: [email protected]. We are a small, welcoming community of people, drawn from various backgrounds. and are always very happy when someone new shows up at one of our services!

God bless!