St Johns Orthodox Church, Colchester

Vigil Service, every Saturday at 5:30 pm
Hours and Liturgy, every Sunday at 10am


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Christ of the Isles
Christ of the Isles

The Icon of the Risen Saviour, in the sanctuary of St John’s Orthodox Church in Colchester, Essex, showing the Patronal Saints of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Painted in memory of the servants of God, Kenneth and Dorothy.

Iconographer: Helen McIldowie-Jenkins http://www.elenisicons.co.uk

see article below – Holy Isles: Four National Saints


St John the WonderworkerSt John in England

For twelve years, from 1950 to 1962, St John was Archbishop of Western Europe, with his see first in Paris, and then in Brussels. As such he was also responsible for the British Isles and, in particular, England. During this time he made several visits to London …

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Ten Years On – A Pastoral Report


A New Year’s Report on St John’s Orthodox Church in Colchester – January 2009


The English Orthodox Trust


Fr Andrew Phillips – Biography


The Spirit of St Edmund and my Destiny


The Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of Our Lady of the Sign

Kursk Root Icon
To the champion leader and good directress who guideth us to the heavenly Kingdom, come ye, let us who here have no continuing city all bow down, beseeching her all-powerful aid, recalling the miracles that from times past to this day have been wrought through her Icon; and let us cry out with a loud voice: Rejoice, O Sovereign Lady, who dost ever reveal signs of thy mercy unto the world …

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Holy Suffolk: Four Local Saints


The Holy Isles: Four National Saints


An Icon for London


The Orthodox Church


Photos: Garrison Church 2008


Photos of St John the Wonderworker Church – Before and After


Sermon on the Feast of St John of Shanghai 2007


An Urgent Appeal – 25th Update


Appeal in Russian


The icons and iconostasis in St Johns Orthodox Church


An Interview: St John’s Church September 2008 – September 2009


Weddings in the Orthodox Church


A Troparion to St Helena


Photos of the visit to St John The Wonderworker Church, Colchester by Most Reverend Metropolitan Hilarion


Register of military funerals recorded at St Botolph’s new burying ground in Colchester, where now stands St John’s Orthodox Church (ERO D/P 203/1/4)


Photos – Parish Feast 2010


Setting Up The Memorial Cross


Visit of the Kursk Root Icon on 19 June 2010


December 2010 Report on St John’s Russian Orthodox Church, Colchester


Memorial Service Pictures


External Links

BBC Radio Suffolk’s Rachel Sloane visits the church

The Archaeological Evaluation of the site of St John’s Orthodox Church (2007)

St John’s Orthodox Church plans memorial for fallen soldiers