The community of Sts Constantine & Helen is the longest established Orthodox congregation worshiping in the ancient city of York. The parish is part of the Oecumenical Patriarchate’s Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain.
We normally gather for the Divine Liturgy at 11am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at the mediæval church of St. Mary, Bishophill Junior YO1 6EN [which is off Micklegate / Priory Street].
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The liturgy is usually preceded by the 1st and 3rd hours. Our congregation is pan-Orthodox [made up of people from various Orthodox traditions] and it is therefore served mainly in English, with some Greek and Slavonic. After the liturgy, we stay behind for refreshments and the chance to chat.
Services are also held on some of the traditional Holy Days, please look out for announcements about these. You may wish to note that the parish uses the new (Revised-Julian) kalendar, in line with the majority of the Archdiocese.
All are welcome to any of our services, whether you are already Orthodox or non-Orthodox and wish to learn more about the Orthodox way. Students studying in York are especially welcome to come and keep up with their faith whilst away from home.
If you want to enquire about having one of what – in English – we call the Occasional Offices (Baptisms / Weddings / Funerals etc.) then please ask the priest at the end of the Sunday liturgy or use the contact form and a meeting can then be set up to discuss arrangements.
NEW LISTING! Our next services will be on ;
Thursday 12 October 7pm
St. Wilfrid – Archbishop of York
St.James – Apostle & Brother of the Lord
Liturgy of St. James
Saturday 28 October 10:15am
Liturgy of St.John Chrysostom at Ampleforth Abbey Church, YO62 4EN
Tuesday 7 November 7pm
♦♦♦ NB There will NO liturgy on 12 November in St.Mary’s, Fr. David will be serving the Holy Liturgy in Leeds University Chapel on this Sunday ♦♦♦
Liturgy for The Sunday before Christmass and Christmass Eve – please note that this will be the parish’s celebration for the feast, so
♦♦♦ NB There will NO liturgy on the 25 December itself in St.Mary’s. ♦♦♦
Fr. David -priest in charge of the community- also serves at the Church of St. Nicholas, Blackley, Manchester M9 7AT.