Annual General Meeting

The Church Committee of Prophet Elias will hold its online Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 1 September 2021, at 19:00.

We invite all the members in good standing and new parishioners who are interested in learning more about our community.

The meeting will be held online. For more information and to request a Zoom invitation, don't hesitate to contact the President, Mrs Anastasia Hewson

This year, on Sunday, 03 October 2021, we will hold our elections in our church.

Please bear in mind that only members in good standing are eligible to vote and stand for election. To renew or pay your membership subscription, please get in touch with our Subscriptions Secretary, Mrs Calliope Jenkins


Dear friends and parishioners,

The time has come again for our community to hold its elections, which will take place on Sunday, 3rd October 2021 .

The community of Saint Elias, Reading, is now looking for Parishioners, who are members in good standing, to run for Offices such as Committee Members and Officers.

We want to encourage you to put your name forward, and in this way, to serve our Church and community. If you would like to participate in the forthcoming elections, don't hesitate to contact the president by Tuesday, 31st August 2021 .

It is essential to remind you that to both vote and put your name forward, we all need to be up to date with our Annual Church Membership Donations of £30 before the elections. For more information, or if you have not already paid your Annual Donation, please get in touch with our Subscriptions Secretary, Mrs Calliope Jenkins (

Our Church needs our support and active involvement. In this way, we can ensure the survival of our community.

This year, some Committee Members have expressed their decision not to extend their current term.

Therefore, it is vital that if you can offer your help, to come forward, our community looks forward to welcoming you.

With my kindest regards,

Anastasia Hewson

Κάλεσμα προς το Μυστήριο της Ιερωσύνης - Call to Vocation

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New Sermon Page added

We now have a new sermon page for additional sermons

Church Subscription/ Gift Aid Form

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New Sermon Page added

We now have a new sermon page for the Reverend Dr Andreas Andreopoulos

Further more we have our first video sermon, so please everyone check it out


Dear friends and parishioners,

The annual church elections have now been postponed to 16th May 2021.

The are no Services due to the current Covid-19 lockdown until further notice

With my kindest regards,

Anastasia Hewson

Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateria and Great Britain

The Church and Society (pdf) 31 March 2020

Archbishop Nikitas on Coronavirus

Archbishop Nikitas video interview



With the Communiqué of 18 March, the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced the decision to suspend all ecclesiastical rites and events within its territory, until the end of the month, as well as its intention to return to the issue, should it be deemed necessary by current developments.

Already, because cases of COVID-19 are dramatically multiplying throughout the world, with many casualties, and because, for this reason, the imposition – and rightly so – of strict and restrictive measures continue in almost every country, the above mentioned ban will unavoidably remain valid for the Sacred Center of the Phanar and the Dioceses of the Ecumenical Throne throughout the globe until further notice, depending on the course of the pandemic.

The Mother Church of Constantinople prays and wishes that the appropriate effective medicineto combat the diseasewill be found soon, so as to overcome this great crisis and to address its effects on society and the economy.

From the Chief Secretariat

of the Holy and Sacred Synod


Μέ τό Ἀνακοινωθέν τῆς 18ης λήγοντος μηνός Μαρτίου, τό Οἰκουμενικό Πατριαρχεῖο κοινοποίησε τήν ἀπόφαση ἀναστολῆς ὅλων τῶνἐκκλησιαστικῶν τελετῶν καί ἐκδηλώσεων στό κλῖμα του, μέχρι τό τέλος τοῦ μηνός, καθώς καί τήν πρόθεσή του νά ἐπανέλθει στό θέμα, ἐφ᾿ ὅσον αὐτό θά καθίστατο ἀναγκαῖο ἀπό τίς τρέχουσες ἐξελίξεις.

Ἤδη, ἐπειδή τά κρούσματα ἀπό τόν ἰό Covid-19 πολλαπλασιάζονται δραματικά σέ ὅλο τόν κόσμο, μέ πολλά θύματα, καί ἐπειδή, γι᾿ αὐτό, συνεχίζεται -καί δικαίως- ἡ ἐπιβολή αὐστηρῶν περιοριστικῶν μέτρων σχεδόν σέ ὅλες τίς χῶρες, ἡ παραπάνω ἀπαγορευτική ἀπόφαση γιά τό Ἱερό Κέντρο τοῦ Φαναρίου καί γιά τίς Ἐπαρχίες τοῦ Οἰκουμενικοῦ Θρόνου ἀνά τήν ὑφήλιο ἀναγκαστικά θά ἐξακολουθεῖ νά ἰσχύει μέχρι νεωτέρας, ἀνάλογα πρός τήν πορεία τῆς πανδημίας.

Ἡ Μητέρα Ἐκκλησία τῆς Κωνσταντινουπόλεως προσεύχεται καί εὔχεται νά βρεθεῖ σύντομα τό κατάλληλο ἀποτελεσματικό φάρμακο γιά τήν καταπολέμηση τῆς νόσου, ὥστε νά ξεπερασθεῖ ἡ μεγάλη αὐτή κρίση καί νά ἀντιμετωπισθοῦν οἱ ἐπιπτώσεις της στήν κοινωνία καί τήν οἰκονομία.

Ἐκ τῆς Ἀρχιγραμματείας

τῆς Ἁγίας καί Ἱερᾶς Συνόδου

Resources, and a message from Father Ian

Dear friends,

The Archdiocese has arranged that services will be broadcast via London Greek Radio and Hellenic TV and the Parish of St Nicholas in Oxford will be livestreaming its services . The AGES Digital Chant Stand website contains a wealth of liturgical material in Greek and in English, including many musical settings, and for each Sunday provides the Service of the Typika, which can be used at home by individuals or families. You may also find the thoughts of Deacon Mark Roosien on the current crisis helpful.

Let us pray that this terrible pandemic may soon pass, and let us resolve to do all we can for our brothers and sisters, both of the Church and beyond, to serve them in love and support them in danger.

With my love to you all,

Fr Ian


O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in your ineffable goodness look down upon us, your people gathered in your Holy Name. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. You know our weakness. You hear our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who love humankind, deliver us from the impending threat of the Coronavirus. Send your angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians and preserve those who are healthy. Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace that together we may glorify your most honourable and majestic name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and to the ages of ages.


Anakoinothen Oik. Patriarxeiou 18.03.2020

Anakoinothen Oik. Patriarxeiou 18.03.2020 PDF

COVID Communique

COVID Communique PDF


Everyone is welcome to join Prophet Elias church, whether they have paid a subscription or not.

Prophet Elias church is totally dependent on funding by its congregation.

The costs of running the church are considerable - around £22,000 per annum.

The main expenses are for rent and church services at £16,000 and school education £4,000.

The amounts collected for subscriptions amount to less than 10% of the total amount required to run the church. The balance is obtained from Church collections and donations and fundraising such as coffee mornings and dinner/dances.

Once you have paid for your subscription you can:

  • Vote for committee members.
  • Be eligible to be elected a committee member.
  • Be baptised.
  • Be married in the church.
  • Enter your children in the Greek School.
  • Subscriptions are due at the beginning of the year and are:

  • Family £30
  • Individual £15
  • You may pay a larger or smaller amount if you wish.