Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

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The Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland is a part of the Archdiocese of Europe headed by Metropolitan John (Yazigi) of Europe.

The Dean is Archpriest Gregory Hallam, who was appointed on 21st December 2009. He was elevated to the rank of Archpriest on 19th June 2010.

The Deanery includes fifteen full parishes (including a cathedral in London), as well as seven missions. Initially in 1995 most of the communities, with the exception of the cathedral, consisted largely of converts from the Church of England. By 2000 this had changed significantly with a much more diverse congregational profile.

All of the communities use English as the liturgical language. The mission of the Deanery and the Archdiocese to which it belongs is to enable the indigenous European cultures to rediscover and reaffirm their Orthodox roots whilst at the same time integrating Orthodox of many other backgrounds in a unified ecclesial whole, the hallmark of catholicity.


Parishes and Communities


St Edward, King and Passion-bearer
Fr. David Harris

Audley and Dresden

St Michael the Archangel
Fr. Samuel Carter


St Ignatios the God-bearer of Antioch
Fr Irenaeus du Plessis
Fr. Paul Totten

Also provides pastoral care for Armagh, Ballydehob and the Isle of Man

Bournemouth and Poole

St Dunstan
Fr Chrysostom MacDonnell


St Helen
Fr Alexander Haig

Also provides pastoral care for Basildon and Clacton-on-Sea


St Columba and St Kentigern
Fr George Evans
Fr David Senitt


Holy Trinity
Fr David Lonergan
Dcn John Hickey

Also provides pastoral care for Cork


Holy Cross
Fr Jonathan Hemmings


All Saints of Lincolnshire
Fr Philip Hall
Fr George Hackney
Dcn Paulinus Heggs

London (City)

at St. Botolph's in the City of London
Fr Alexander Tefft

London (Cathedral)

St George's Cathedral
Fr Samir Gholam
Dcn Naim El-Hage


St Aethelheard
Fr Michael Harry

Also provides pastoral care for Grimsby


St Aidan
Fr Gregory Hallam
Fr Christopher Neill
Dcn Emmanuel Kahn


St. Fursey
Fr Stephen Weston


St Constantine
Fr Aethelwine Richards
Fr Peter Ford
Dcn Michael Alexander

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