About us

Welcome to the website of the
Orthodox Church of St Cuthbert and St Bede, Durham (UK)

We are a mixed community under the pastoral care of Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Bishop Matthew of Sourozh (Moscow Patriarchate), and Metropolitan Iosif of Western and Central Europe (Romanian Patriarchate).

Our worship is strengthened by the prayers of Christians from different Orthodox backgrounds, including English, Greek, Romanian, Russian, German, Bulgarian, Georgian and Polish Orthodox Christians, as well as guests from other churches. We celebrate mainly in English, with hymns and readings also in Greek, Romanian and Slavonic. 

The Orthodox Church of St Cuthbert and St Bede, Durham is a registered charity (number 1181914).

Our services currently take place in St Oswald’s Church, on Church Street, Durham (DH1 3DQ), see map below. We are delighted to be able to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Saturdays in the beautiful Medieval Church of St Oswald’s during these difficult times. Please see the following guidelines if you wish to attend any of our services. All are welcome! 

The Parish with Archbishop Elisey (February 2012)
With Archbishop Gregorios (April 2013)
The Parish with Archbishop Gregorios (April 2013)

Our Current Meeting Place

St Oswald's Church, Durham
St Oswald's Church, Durham