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 (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 the church of St Mary-the-Less, South Bailey, opposite St John’s College (DH1 3RJ), see map below.

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

Our Current Meeting Place

The Church of St Mary the Less