Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

The Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain is an archdiocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church, part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Its present head is Archbishop Nikitas Loulias.[1] Its jurisdiction covers those Orthodox Christians living in Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The adherents are largely of Cypriot Greek descent, mainland Greek migrants and their descendants, and more recently native British converts along with a few Poles, Belarusians, and Ukrainians. The former archbishop, Gregorios, himself was a Cypriot whose ancestral village of Marathovounos, in the district of Famagusta, is occupied by the Turkish army. The archdiocese is based at Thyateira House, in the Bayswater district of London.[2]

Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Logo of the Archdiocese of Thyateria and Great Britain
CountryUnited Kingdom and Republic of Ireland; nominally Turkey
TerritoryBritish Isles; nominally Thyateira
HeadquartersThyateira House
Coordinates51.5130°N 0.1824°W / 51.5130; -0.1824
DenominationEastern Orthodox
CathedralSt Sophia's Cathedral
PatriarchBartholomew I of Constantinople
Major ArchbishopNikitas Loulias

Archbishops of Thyateira and Great Britain

Several archbishops have served the diocese since 1922 including:

  • Germanos Strenopoulos (1922—1951)
  • Athenagoras Kavadas (1951—1962)
  • Athenagoras Kokkinakis (1963—1979)
  • Methodios Fouiyas (1979—1988)
  • Archbishop Gregorios Theocharous (1988 - 2019)[3]
  • Nikitas Loulias (2019 - present)

Parishes and monasteries

As of 2017 there are 108 parishes and monasteries in the UK and Ireland:

South West

  • SS Michael the Archangel & Piran, near Falmouth
  • SS Demetrius & Nicetas, Plymouth
  • St Andrew, Torquay
  • St Andrew the Apostle, Weston-super-Mare
  • SS Peter & Paul, Bristol
  • Nativity of the Mother of God (Eastern Orthodox Church), Bristol
  • St John of Kronstadt, Bath
  • Community of St John Chrysostom, Gloucester
  • St John the Forerunner, Salisbury
  • Community of St Spyridon, Bournemouth
  • Holy Prophet Elias, Exeter & Combe Martin

South East

  • Holy Trinity & Annunciation, Oxford
  • SS Ambrose & Stylianos, Milton Keynes
  • Community of St Phanourius, Aylesbury
  • Community of St Gregory the Theologian, Beaconsfield
  • Prophet Elias, Reading
  • St Andrew the Apostle, Windsor
  • St Nicholas, Southampton
  • Community of Portsmouth
  • Holy Trinity, Brighton
  • St Mary Magdalene, St Leonards-on-Sea
  • SS Panteleimon & Theodore, Eastbourne
  • Annunciation of the Mother of God, Maidstone
  • SS Mark & Fotini, Folkestone
  • Archangel Michael, Margate


Central London
North London
South London
  • Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God, Camberwell
  • SS Constantine & Helen, Upper Norwood
  • St Nectarius, SW11 5QR
  • St George, Kingston-upon-Thames
  • Christ the Saviour, Welling
East London
West London
  • Cathedral of St Nicholas, Shepherds Bush

East of England

West Midlands

East Midlands

  • St Neophytos, Northampton
  • Cathedral of SS Nicholas & Xenophon, Leicester
  • Virgin Mary Eleousa, Nottingham
  • SS Cyril & Methodius, Mansfield
  • St Basil the Great & Saint Paisios, Lincoln

North West

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Annunciation of the Mother of God, Sheffield
  • Three Hierarchs, Leeds
  • Community of St Constantine the Great, York

North East

  • Annunciation of the Mother of God, Middlesbrough
  • Community of SS Cuthbert & Bede, Durham
  • St Anthony, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


  • St Nicholas, Cardiff
  • Three Hierarchs, Lampeter
  • Community of Rhuddlan
  • Private Chapel at White House, Saundersfoot


  • Cathedral of St Luke, Glasgow
  • Chapel of St Andrew, Edinburgh
  • Chapel of St John the Baptist, Ardross Castle
  • Community of Dundee
  • Community of St Andrews
  • Community of Perth
  • Oratory of the Mother of God & St Cumein, Fort Augustus
  • Community of the Highlands, Inverness
  • Community of St Matthew the Apostle, Aberdeen

Channel Islands

  • Community of SS Simon, Andrew the Apostle & Philon, Jersey
  • Community of All Saints, Guernsey


  • Community of the Annunciation, Dublin

See also Category:Greek Orthodox churches in the United Kingdom


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