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Welcome to St Elisabeth_s Church, Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 5DE

We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) in the Diocese of Great Britain, striving to live the Orthodox Faith.

We are a small but growing community from various backgrounds, with people from The Russian Federation, The Baltic States, Romania, Serbia and  the USA with some converts to Orthodoxy  and others exploring the Faith. At the last count we had 16 nationalities. We use the Julian Calendar and our services are mainly in English with some Church Slavonic. We are a traditional parish  and very welcoming. If you are Orthodox already and looking for a parish, we are a lovely community to join. If you are interested in the Orthodox faith you are most welcome to visit us. Please note that we do not use the little chapel in Father Paul's house for Sunday services.

                     Father Paul, our parish priest, can be contacted on 07926194031 or frpaulelliott@aol.com


Services this week

The inside of St Elisabeth's
The inside of St Elisabeth's
The inside of St Elisabeth's
27th Sunday after Pentecost Tone 2

There will be another camera crew in church at 15:00 on Tuesday 1st December to film a very short documentary on The Russian Orthodox Nativity Fast (Advent). Holy Baptism at 10:30 in St Elisabeth's on Saturday 5th December. Please pray for Ralphs Nicholas and Alexanders and Richard and Lana. Both families are from Latvia and live in Southport. Sunday 6th December, Holy Liturgy at 10:00. For more details see the calendar of services for December.

Thank you to all those who helped get the church ready for the Nativity Fast, for the choir who sang so well for the TV crew last Sunday and for all the lovely fasting food after church. We rounded the collection up to £200 which we will send to the Fund for Assistance.

Advanced notices: Christmas services. Vesperal Liturgy of Christmas Eve on Wednesday 6th January at 19:00 and Holy Liturgy of the Nativity of our Saviour, 10:00 Thursday 7th January. Holy Matrimony of Larissa and Nick will follow that Holy Liturgy and then we will all eat together to celebrate. There will be drinks of tea and coffee  available just before the wedding. On Saturday 9th January, there will be baptisms at 10:30 a.m. in St Elisabeth's.


Baptising your child in our church

Fr Paul, Reader Chad and Baby Anna
Fr Paul, Reader Chad and Baby Anna
Fr Paul, Reader Chad and Baby Anna
Baptising your child in St Elisabeth's


We are delighted that you would like to have your child baptised in our church. Baptisms are normally conducted at about 10:30 on a Saturday morning though other arrangements can be made. The post code of the church is CH45 5DE. Father Paul’s phone number is 07926194031 and his email is frpaulelliott@aol.com  For details of having your son or daughter baptised in St Elisabeth's please follow this link : Baptism in the Russian Orthodox Church



Getting Married in St Elisabeth_s

Ludmila and Paul's Wedding
Ludmila and Paul's Wedding
Ludmila and Paul's Wedding

Getting married in St Elisabeth's can be arranged. Normally, the couple must be married in the Registery Office first unless the Registrar is present. The couple should both be baptised and free to marry. The chief bridesmaid and the best man should be of the Orthodox faith. Couples should normally ask Fr Paul to seek a blessing from Archbishop Mark before the wedding is arranged especially if either the bride or the groom are not of the Orthodox Faith. A blessing can be granted though any children of the marriage must be brought up Orthodox. Weddings take place normally at 13:00 on a Sunday and only then outside the church fasts.

St Elisabeth's Russian Orthodox Church - Liverpool, Wallasey, Birkenhead

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