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 Western and Central Europe headed by Metropolitan John (Yazigi) of Western and Central Europe.

The Dean is Fr Michael Harper, who was appointed in April 1996. He was elevated to the rank of Archpriest in 2006.

The Deanery includes twelve full parishes (including a cathedral in London), as well as six 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


St Michael the Archangel
Fr. Samuel Carter


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

Bournemouth and Poole

St Dunstan
Fr Chrysostom MacDonnell


St Helen
Fr Alexander Haig

Also provides pastoral care for Stalham (Norfolk) and Clacton-on-Sea (Essex).


St Columba and St Kentigern
Fr George Evans
Fr Dennis Moffatt
Fr David Senitt


Holy Trinity
Fr David Lonergan


Holy Cross
Fr Jonathan Hemmings


All Saints of Lincolnshire
Fr Philip Hall
Fr George Hackney


at St. Botolph's in the City of London
Fr Michael Harper
Fr Alexander Tefft
Dcn Justin Garnett


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

Also provides pastoral care for Macclesfield.


St Constantine
Fr Aethelwine Richards
Dcn Michael Alexander
Dcn Peter Ford

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