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.
Confessions can be heard prior to the Holy Liturgy or separately, by prior arrangement. Please ask the priest about this.
NEW LISTING! Our next services will be on ;
Tuesday 25 December 11am
Nativity of Our Blessed Lord – Christmass Day
Sunday after Theophany.
After the Liturgy – The Great Blessing of Waters
Saturday 26 January 10:15am
Liturgy in the Ampleforth Abbey church – YO62 4EN
After the Liturgy – Theophanytide blessing of the River Ouse
Sunday of the Prodigal Son
After the Liturgy – The Forgiveness Evensong ; the start of Great Lent.
2nd Sunday of Lent – Of St.Gregory Palamas
After the Liturgy – 1st Evensong of
The Annunciation to Blessed Mary, Mother of God.
Fr. David -priest in charge of the community- also serves at the Church of St. Nicholas, Blackley, Manchester M9 7AT.