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Contacts

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

Community chairman:
Mr. Nikos Charis – 07721 011707

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.

Upcoming services

Every Sunday
9:00am – 12:00pm Matins and Divine Liturgy

Limited reopening from the 5th of July 2020

Under the latest guidance from the UK government and the Archdiocese, we are pleased to be reopening in a limited fashion from Sunday the 5th of July.

We will be adhering to and draw your attention to the government's Guidance for the safe use of places of worship from 4 July and we would ask you to follow signage and instructions from committee members. In particular:

  • There will be separate entry/exit doors and a one way system of operation
  • Clean your hands with hand gel provided on entry
  • Put on a face covering (now mandatory by law)
  • Write down your name and telephone number
  • Red lines will help you observe distance
  • Do not touch/kiss the icons
  • Only every other row of pews to be used
  • Central pews are for individuals, side pews for families
  • The Archdiocese advises that the faithful over the age of 70 should not attend services

We estimate a total church capacity of around 80 faithful.

To support the community, an effort is being made to broadcast the Holy Liturgy live via the Internet with a Facebook live stream.

Father Constantinos is available on the phone for anyone who needs him. Please call his mobile directly on 07949 341631

Message from our Community Chairman:

SUPPORT FOR THE CHURCH TO HELP US THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT TIMES

We have recently received several donations towards our Church funds from parishioners and friends for which I would like to express my thanks and gratitude and also those of Father Costantinos and the Ecclesiastical Committee.

During these extraordinary and difficult times our Church is receiving no regular income to meet our fixed costs and outgoings. Therefore, may I respectfully ask those of you who can, either to make a one off donation or, if you prefer to set up a regular standing order.

Of course, please only do so if you feel comfortable about this and do not place yourself or your family in any financial difficulty or risk.

If you would like to think about making a donation, please contact either Father Costantinos or myself for details about how you can support St. Athanasios Church.

With very best wishes to all our parishioners, families and friends from Father Costantinos and the Ecclesiastical Committee of St. Athanasios, Cambridge.

Xronia Polla

Nicholas Demos Charis
Chairmain

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.

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.