COVID-19

Due to new Covid restrictions, please note the following:

  • Face coverings: Please wear a face covering when attending the church unless medically exempt.
  • Hand sanitisers and face masks: There are hand sanitisers and face masks on the entry to the church.
  • Antidoron, individually wrapped, is not distributed by the priest but taken by the parishioners from the basket provided.
  • If you feel unwell, please do not come to church until you recover fully.


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
NB: Until further notice, English services start at 11am.

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

Paraclesis to the Theotokos

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