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 different is that we have been blessed to use Western Orthodox rites and liturgies.

Our services follow the traditional Julian Calendar, use Gregorian chant, and are conducted in English. 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 joining us in 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 happy when someone new shows up at one of our services!

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