Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Great Britain and Scandinavia
The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Great Britain and Scandinavia, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is a diocese of the Church of Serbia in Great Britain and Scandinavia. Its current primate is His Eminence Dositej, Bishop of Great Britain and Scandinavia. The main church in the UK is of the Holy Prince Lazar, popularly known as Lazarica.This church is in Bournville, the area of south-west Birmingham where Cadbury's Schweppes is headquartered. The Serbian community there are based all over the Midlands. They first arrived after Yugoslavia fell into the clutches of the left under Tito, and always remained highly pro-monarchist. For instance, where there is a death in the Royal Family they will say special prayers. The Church was built in the 60s with the generosity of the Cadbury philanthropic fund. The Serbs were specially privileged to build an Orthodox church in Bournville, since it is controlled by the Quakers, or Society of Friends, an evangelical group. There are Serbs all over the Midlands, with another church in Corby. They had once been working class, with many of them engaged in coal-mining, including the senior priest at Lazarica, Milenko Zebic, the "patriarchal-vicar".
|Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Great Britain and Scandinavia|
|Territory||United Kingdom, Scandinavia (Sweden, Iceland)|
|Liturgical language(s)||Church Slavonic|
|Musical tradition||Serbian Chant|
- 1 parish