Orthodox Mission in Windsor
Welcome to the website of the Orthodox Mission of St Andrew in Windsor which meets in the ancient Anglican Church of St Andrew, Clewer, thanks to the generous hospitality of the Revd. Rosie and the parishioners.
The Orthodox Way of Prayer is an ecumenical study day exploring the Orthodox spiritual tradition. It will be taking place at St Andrew's Church of England on September 6th. Registration and tea/coffee from 9:30 am. Morning Prayer beginning at 10:00 am. This event includes a series of interesting talks and experience of prayer, with a buffet lunch, concluding with Prayer at 3:30pm. The event is free but donations will be welcome. Please send a brief message to email@example.com if you hope to attend to allow us to plan for the event.
Our mission is just beginning, and we are praying earnestly to discover God's will. We hope that our Orthodox mission activities will result in the establishment of a worshipping community of faithful Orthodox Christians in Windsor, drawing support from the surrounding area.
The canonical basis of our mission is found within the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, but all Orthodox Christians are welcome to worship with us, and help to build an Orthodox community together in Windsor. We also hope to provide support to local Christians who are interesting in discovering more about the Orthodox faith and spiritual life, as well as other local people who are finding the Christian faith for the first time.
We have started with offering Orthodox Evening Prayer in English once a month, and the dates of the next services are available on this site. Our prayers only last about 30 minutes, and then we share in some light refreshments and a chance for a conversation. We are also celebrating the Liturgy once a month on Saturday morning and all are welcome to participate in our worship, though our tradition restricts communion itself to those who are Orthodox Christians.
In accordance with the revelation of God's will we hope to increase the frequency of these services and perhaps begin to celebrate other types of services including the Divine Liturgy. But we wait to see that we have a commitment to these first plans, and invite you to come and worship with us and see what God will do.
Our worship is in the English language, and according to the practice of the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. You are welcome to join us in our Orthodox prayers whatever your Church background and we hope to meet you at one of our services.
If you would like to be kept informed about our activities, or if you would like to indicate that you are interested in worshipping with us, then please contact Father Peter Farrington at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact our local representative, Dr Michael Brenton at the address given on this site. But do please get in touch with us however you chose, to let us know that you are interested in supporting this new Orthodox mission in the Windsor area.