Priest in charge:
The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Constantinos Garibaldinos – 07949 341631
Mr. Nikos Charis – 07721 011707
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.
Update regarding the restrictions due to COVID19 from His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain
Reverend Clergy, Esteemed Presidents and Committee Members of the Communities of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Following the significant decrease in Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom and considering the requests of the faithful flock of the Holy Archdiocese, I have decided to re-open the Churches, for communal worship, so that the faithful may once again participate in the celebration of the Divine Services, beginning Friday, January 29, 2021. I request, however, the strict adherence to the guidelines below:
- All those entering the Church MUST wear a face mask.
- The faithful must disinfect their hands with hand sanitizer when entering the Church and must strictly adhere to the social-distancing measures and avoid physical contact with other parishioners.
- Social-distancing measures must be adhered to at the cantor stands as well as among those serving in the Holy Altar.
- Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals may take place normally according to the governmental regulations relating to social distancing measures and the total number of participants that is permitted.
- Confession and any other forms of close contact (through the Sacraments) with parishioners is not allowed at the present time. Clergy will not offer their hand to be venerated. A slight bow is proper.
- The Parish Wardens and Trustees must record the names, telephone numbers, addresses, and emails of all those entering the Church, even those who come simply to light a candle.
- Antidoron is to be wrapped and placed in the Narthex area and the faithful will take it (by themselves), as they leave the Church.
- In order to better accommodate the faithful, parishes with more than one priest may celebrate the Divine Liturgy twice, as in the past.
Wishing everyone health and the protection of the Triune God, during these difficult circumstances which we are all experiencing, I remain with paternal prayers and love in the Lord,
London, January 28, 2021
Archbishop N I K I T A S of Thyateira and Great Britain
Out of obedience to our Archbishop, his Eminence Archbishop Nikitas, and in the spirit of protecting ourselves, our brethren and our clergy, we ask you to note that during this current closure of all Greek Orthodox Churches in Great Britain, as instructed by the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, our Church will be closed and there will be no access during the Sunday Service.
It is with utmost regret that we take a measure like this. Ιt is a measure of obedience to our Ecclesiastical Father, and also a measure of love and respect for each other.
Parishioners may come into the Church only after the Sunday Service, for private prayer, respecting all social distancing guidelines.
|9:00am – 12:00pm||Matins and Divine Liturgy (Live stream via Facebook)|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Church open for private prayer|
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.
Nicholas Demos Charis
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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.