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Priest in charge:
The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Constantinos Garibaldinos – 07949 341631

Community chairman:
Mr. George Pippas – 07789 461229

Getting here:

We are at 154 Cherry Hinton Road, CAMBRIDGE CB1 7AJ. See map.

By Bus
Use any of the numerous buses that run along Hills Road (e.g. Citi 1, Citi 7, Citi 8, busway A, busway C) and get off at the Hills Road Sixth Form College stop. It's a short walk (0.4 miles) from there. The Citi 3 bus runs along Cherry Hinton Road and stops right outside the church.
By Car
There is plenty of unrestricted parking on nearby roads on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also some limited parking on site (please park as far in as possible to maximize use of space).
By Train
We are 0.8 miles (about 16 minutes' walk) from Cambridge Train Station.

About the Community

The Greek Orthodox Community of St. Athanasios Cambridge was established in 1968 by the late Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Gregorios, who was at the time the community's priest. The community is a registered charity and governed by the Board of Trustees. The Community's purpose is to serve the religious, educational and social needs of people of Greek and Greek Cypriot origin living in Cambridge and the surrounding areas.

The main Committee has the overall responsibility for operational and financial issues, while the Committee of the Greek School of St. Athanasios (the community's school) is primarily responsible for the running of the school. The Ladies' Committee, St Elena is involved with charitable activities.

The Community is based at its own freehold property at 154 Cherry Hinton Road, CAMBRIDGE CB1 7AJ.

The Church of St. Athanasios operates under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The schedule of church services is regularly updated. The main language is Greek while effort is made for sermons and some readings to be delivered in English as well.

To become a member of the Greek Orthodox Community of St. Athanasios Cambridge please pick up a membership form at the Church or contact the Community's Chairman.

Upcoming services

Christmas Candle
Friday 24th December 2021 – Christmas Eve
4:00pm The Royal Hours, Vespers of Christmas and Holy Liturgy (St Basil's)
Saturday 25th December 2021 – Christmas Day
9:30am Matins and Holy Liturgy
Sunday 26th December 2021
9:00am Matins and Holy Liturgy
Saturday 1st January 2022 – St Basil's day
9:30am Matins and Holy Liturgy
Sunday 2nd January 2022
9:00am Matins and Holy Liturgy
Wednesday 5th January 2022 – The Eve of The Holy Theophany
9:00am The Royal Hours of Theophany, Vespers, Holy Liturgy (St Basil's) and Blessing of Waters
Thursday 6th January 2022 – Holy Theophany
9:00am Matins, Holy Liturgy and Blessing of Waters
Sunday 9th January 2022 – St John the Baptist's Feast Day (substitute)
9:00am Matins and Holy Liturgy

December 2021 – Update on COVID-19 Government Restrictions from the Archdiocese

Beloved in the Lord,

Following the recent government announcements regarding the change in the COVID-19 protection measures, please note the following:

  1. From now on and until further notice a face covering is compulsory during Divine Services.
  2. The Parish Council must make sure that social distancing is maintained at all times.
  3. The Parish Council must supervise the proper and timely ventilation of the interior of the Church and all Church buildings.

From the Office of the Chancellor

Δεκέμβριος 2021 – Ενημέρωση για τις πρόσφατες ανακοινώσεις της Κυβέρνησης για τον COVID-19 από την Αρχιεπισκοπή

Αγαπητοί μου εν Κυρίω,

Κατόπιν των προσφάτων ανακοινώσεων της Κυβέρνησης για την αναβάθμιση των μέτρων προστασίας κατά του κορονοϊού COVID-19, παρακαλούμε να λάβετε υπ' όψη σας τα εξής:

  1. Από τούδε και στο εξής και μέχρι νεωτέρας, η μάσκα είναι υποχρεωτική κατά την διάρκεια όλων των Ιερών Ακολουθιών.
  2. Η Εκκλησιαστική Επιτροπή θα πρέπει να βεβαιώνεται ότι τηρούνται οι αποστάσεις μεταξύ των πιστών πάντοτε.
  3. Η Εκκλησιαστική Επιτροπή θα πρέπει να μεριμνά εγκαίρως και συστηματικά για τον σωστό εξαερισμό των εσωτερικών χώρων του Ιερού Ναού και όλων των συναφών χώρων.

Εκ της Πρωτοσυγκελλίας

Archdiocesan Lates


The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain is pleased to announce the establishment of a new monthly series for all adult ages called, Archdiocesan Lates. This new initiative will focus on and review with an Orthodox lens a particular publication/film through a stimulating presentation by The Archbishop followed by a thought provoking discussion by pertinent Orthodox academicians.

At the inaugural Archdiocesan Lates, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas will review the book, “Bad Religion” written by Ross Douthat. The Rev. Dr George Tsourous and Dr Billy Christmas, King’s College London, will contextualise the discussion reflecting on commonalities with, and the experience within, the United Kingdom. A buffet-style dinner and non-alcoholic beverages will be offered as they are included in the ticket price.

The first Archdiocesan Lates will be generously subsidised by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, and graciously hosted at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Divine Wisdom in Bayswater, W2 4LQ.

For questions or inquiries, please contact the V. Rev. Archimandrite Nephon Tsimalis at

Hire the St. Athanasios Hall

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Our refurbished Hall is a new community resource that serves the immediate local communities of Coleridge, Queen Edith's and the wider Cambridge community as well as the Greek community in Cambridge and beyond.

See how to book.