Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain     and Ireland

(Patriarchate of Moscow)

Diocese of Sourozh


Русская Православная Церковь в Великобритании и Ирландии

(Московский Патриархат)

Сурожская Епархия

         Welcome to the website of the

               Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul.



 The Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul

will meet to worship at;

         St. Joseph R.C. Church,

Tangier Road,

Copnor Bridge,

Portsmouth, P03 6JH.

         Next services :  

Sunday 11th June at 11 AM
Service will be conducted by Fr Maxim from the Cathedral due to absence of Fr Michael

Following services:
                                                    Sunday 9th July at 11 AM

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Confessions are heard on Sundays before the Liturgy or by prior arrangement with the Priest.

For Baptisms, Weddings and Panikhidas (Memorials), you are invited to contact the Priest, at least three weeks in advance.

The Parish is part of the Diocese of Sourozh within the Patriarchate of Moscow. 

The Divine Liturgy is served in English and Church Slavonic.

The parish follows the Old (Julian) Calendar.
We are a multi-ethnic parish. After the Liturgy we enjoy
 a 'bring-and-share' meal together.
All are welcome !

        Archpriest Michael Gogoleff Tel: 01225 858792

                                  fax: 01225 852211


    Parish Warden:  Michael O’Shea, e-mail: gmo48@hotmail.com


Russian Orthodox Church of Great Britain and Ireland,

 Diocese of Sourozh - www.portsmouthorthodoxchurch.org.uk


Russian Princess buried in Hayling Island http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/portsmouth/grave-of-russian-princess-who-lived-on-hayling-island-gets-a-royal-restoration-1-7523313

THE grave of a Russian princess left barely recognisable has been restored to look as good as new.
This year the 300th Anniversary of the presence of the Russian Church in the UK is being celebrated. The highlight will be the re-dedication of the Cathedral of the Dormition in London by the Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia, Metropolitan Kirill. There are two videos that have been produced about this event:

https://vimeo.com/178785241   (in English)

https://vimeo.com/179392565   (in Russian)

Choral concert celebrating Russian priest


Russian Heritage in the UK 
45 minute film by Metropolitan Hilarion entitled Orthodoxy in the British Isles


Christmas message of Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh HD



Troparion to St Peter and St  Paul :

Leaders of the apostles and teachers of the world,

           pray to the Master of all to grant peace to the world        
    and great mercy to our souls.
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