Indian Orthodox worship in the heart of London

St George’s Indian Orthodox Church
London

Diocese of UK, Europe and Africa
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Friday, June 7th, 2024

An Evening with His Holiness Bava Thirumeni. His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III to Visit St. George's Indian Orthodox Church, London on June 7th, 2024.

Excitement is brewing in the vibrant community of St. George’s Indian Orthodox Church as they prepare to welcome a distinguished guest on June 7th, 2024. His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, the esteemed Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, will grace the sacred halls of St. Margaret Pattens Church, located at Rood Lane, Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1HS, for a momentous visit.
The anticipation surrounding His Holiness’ visit is palpable, as members of the congregation eagerly await the opportunity to receive his blessings and guidance.

For the members of St. George’s Indian Orthodox Church, His Holiness’ visit represents not only a rare opportunity to connect with a spiritual luminary of such eminence but also a moment of profound significance in their spiritual journey. In the years to come, the visit of His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III to St. George’s Indian Orthodox Church will be remembered as a cherished milestone—a testament to the enduring power of faith, fellowship, and the transformative impact of spiritual leadership.

Date

7th June 2024, 6:30PM

Address

St. Margaret Pattens Church
Rood Lane, Eastcheap,
London, EC3M 1HS

Place of worship

St. Margaret Pattens Church
Rood Lane, Eastcheap,
London, EC3M 1HS

Every Sunday

Our Patron Saint

St. George

St. George, also known as Geevarghese Sahda in the Indian Orthodox Church, is highly esteemed among believers. He holds the esteemed title of patron saint within the Indian Orthodox community, where he is fervently invoked for protection, particularly in times of peril. According to tradition, St. George served as a soldier in the Roman emperor Diocletion’s army. He faced persecution for his Christian faith and was ultimately martyred in AD 303 on April 23rd. One of the most renowned tales surrounding St. George is his valiant slaying of a snake-dragon to rescue a young girl, the king’s daughter, from being sacrificed. This heroic act is a central theme in depictions of the saint. Given his military background, St. George is honored as a military saint and is also recognized as the patron saint of several countries, including England, Georgia, Malta, and Ethiopia.

About Us

The Indian Orthodox Church London

St. George’s Indian Orthodox Church conducts its weekly Sunday services at St. Margaret Pattens Church on Rood Lane in London. The Indian Orthodox community has been active in London since the 1970s, previously holding Holy Eucharist ceremonies at St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe Church near Blackfriars every Sunday.

The St George’s Indian Orthodox Church, London is a church under the UK, Europe, and Africa Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India.

Starting as a modest community, our congregation has blossomed over the years. Each Sunday, we joyously receive newcomers, including students, to join us in worship at our church nestled in London’s bustling heart. Serving our London community fills us with immense pride and honor as we uphold the tradition of service dating back to the 1970s.

Church Organisations

Jesus Preaching to Children

Sunday School

At St. George’s Indian Orthodox Church, OSSAE plays a vital role in nurturing children’s spiritual growth through Sunday School, where we teach the Holy Bible and uphold the rich Orthodox faith. Our mission is to bring our children closer to God by fostering knowledge and fellowship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

MMVS

MMVS (Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam), also known as MOMS (Malankara Orthodox Morth’Mariam Samajam), serves as the women’s wing of the Indian Orthodox Church. As a significant spiritual organization within the church, it embraces all female members.

 

OCYM

OCYM, the youth wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, continues its leadership and Christian witness, promoting worship, study, and service for the Church and society’s betterment. Its focus on Worship, Study, and Service contributes significantly to the Church and community’s progress and well-being.

Senior Citizens

Formed in November 2013 under HG Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios’ recommendation, the Senior Members’ Fellowship empowers and nurtures IOC’s seniors, fostering fellowship and well-being, providing support in need, and promoting spiritual growth, inspiring younger generations.

 

Location - London

St. Margaret Pattens Church
Rood Lane, Eastcheap
London EC3M 1HS

Contacts

Email: [email protected]
Vicar: 07448 976 144
Secretary: 07846 284 986
Trustee: 07715 557 016

Tube Stations

  • Monument (0.2 miles)
    Circle and District lines
  • Bank (0.3 miles)
    Central, Northern, Waterloo & City lines & DLR
  • London Bridge (0.5 miles)
    Jubilee and Northern lines
  • Aldgate (0.4 miles)
    Circle and Metropolitan lines

Bus Stops

Eastcheap/Idol Lane (Stop R): 17, 521, N21.

Monument Station (Stop W, Stop M, Stop P): 17, 21, 43, 133, 141, 149, 521, N21, N133

National Rail

  • Cannon Street (0.2 miles)
  • Fenchurch Street (0.3 miles)
  • London Bridge (0.4 miles)