We are happy to welcome families with young children to our church. Children are our hope and our future. A church or community without children is a sad place.
For this reason we would like to make it easy for parents and families who wish to attend our services. Thankfully there is much space in our church to accommodate young children during services, and be respectful to the rest of the people who wish to pray. While it is good for young children to be exposed to our liturgical life, and to grow up being familiar with the Divine Liturgy, we understand that sometimes it can get difficult for them. For this reason we would encourage you to use the back area for keeping your children busy with painting materials and soft toys. Please make sure to clean up afterwards, as we are renting the space from the Anglican community.
We will be happy to take any suggestions for how to accommodate your needs. Prophet Elias is your spiritual home, let's all make sure we keep it tidy, respectful and enjoyable!
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!
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.
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.
Please ask if you require any special visits, we may be able to arrange them for you.
We have regular Services either in Greek or in English, with Coffee after.
From 10:30am Until 13:30pm
Please note that during the month of August we have no services.
1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month
2nd Sunday of each month
4th Sunday of each month
Saturdays at 4pm over Zoom
with Fr. Andreas Andreopoulos
Contact us to register
Saturdays at 6.30pm over Zoom
with George Karabatakis
Contact us to register
Mondays at 7pm over Zoom
with Presvytera Theodouli Karabataki
Contact us if you would like to participate