Patronal feast of the Prophet Elias

Dear all,

On 17th July 2022 we celebrated our Patronal Feast (Prophet Elias) and we had the honour of having with us His Grace Bishop of Ilion Raphael and Madam Mayoress of Reading, Cllr Rachel Eden, for which we are grateful.

On behalf of the Committee of Prophet Elias of Reading, we wish to thank you all most sincerely for supporting us with your kind contributions and help on the day.

Please note that our church will remain closed until 4th September.

Thank you everyone for your continuous help and support towards our community, church and Greek school and we are looking forward seeing you all again in September!

Have a lovely summer holiday everyone!

From the Committee

COVID-19

With the easing of Covid restrictions, we have increased the seating capacity in the church. We have also increased the heating in the church. Face masks are no longer mandatory however we do ask you to continue to wear face masks in order to protect yourself and others.

We look forward to welcoming our entire congregation back to church and being able to worship again as a whole community and witnessing important sacramental celebrations together. We are now looking forward to the preparations for the biggest celebration in the Greek Orthodox Calendar ‘Pascha’ and we hope that all will join us for all services (To be announced soon) leading up to this most Holy Celebration.


Welcome!

Welcome to Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Reading, UK. The aim of this website is to inform you about the Holy Services of our Church and the activities of and events in our Community.

Our Church and Community strive to support the continuation of the Greek and Orthodox heritage and values. As with all Greek Orthodox Churches in the UK, our Church does not receive any governmental or other type of funding. The survival of our Church is entirely reliant on the financial support and volunteering of the members of our Community. Preparing the Holy Bread (i.e. ‘Prosphoron’) for the Holy Eucharist, assisting the priest in the Altar during Services, helping with chanting, cleaning the Church and preparing treats, which are offered to the whole congregation after each Divine Liturgy, are some characteristic examples of voluntary activities.

Your financial contribution and/or any other type of support you are able to offer to our Church and Community will be most welcome and greatly appreciated. May St. Prophet Elias consistently intercede to God for you and your families!

Location of our church

We are currently worshiping within St. Mark’s Anglican Church, which is being rented by our Community to serve our liturgical and other needs.

Our fervent aim, always with the blessings of St. Prophet Elias and your support, is to acquire our own church and hall. Having our own church building will enable us to offer more church services, as well as appropriate space for the activities of the Greek School of our Community.

Important Note

If you would like to donate to our Church, and providing you are a UK tax payer, please donate through Gift Aid. Donating through Gift Aid means that we can then claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give.

Some of the services our church offers:

  • Greek Sunday School
  • Christenings
  • Weddings

Please ask if you require any special visits, we may be able to arrange them for you.

Information


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Greek Orthodox Services

We have regular Services either in Greek or in English, with Coffee after.

Service Times

From 10:30am Until 13:30pm

August

Please note that during the month of August we have no services.

Service Language

In Greek:
1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month
In English:
2nd Sunday of each month
Serbian Services:
4th Sunday of each month

Bible Study

Saturdays at 4pm over Zoom
with Fr. Andreas Andreopoulos
Contact us to register

Byzantine Chant Lessons

Saturdays at 6.30pm over Zoom
with George Karabatakis
Contact us to register

Paraclesis to the Theotokos

Mondays at 7pm over Zoom
with Presvytera Theodouli Karabataki
Contact us if you would like to participate