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

We are a growing community from various backgrounds, with people from The Russian Federation, The Baltic States, Ukraine, 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 contact us. 


Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 10.00 a.m. and some weekdays at 9.30 a.m. or just after

Contribution Lunch and talk by one of the clergy after the Liturgy on the last Sunday of the  month

Children's Church is normally once a month. Parents are contacted by WhasApp. We meet on a Sunday immediately after the Liturgy.

Those interested in becoming Orthodox should initially speak with or contact Father Paul

Online Bible Study with Father Justin by arrangement

There is normally an Akathist at 6.00 p.m. on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening except in Lent when it precedes the Presanctified Liturgy


For arrangements of services  please see the details below

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






  • Regular members of the congregation will be informed of services by text message.
  • Private arrangements for confession or receiving of Holy Comunion are always possible.


      Church  services.


Date Service Time Notes  
Sunday 2nd June Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. Children's Church  
Wednesday 5th June Akathist  6.30 p.m.    
Sunday 9th June

Divine Liturgy

Holy Matrimony

10.00 a.m.

1.30 p.m.


Sophie and Anthony

Wednesday 12th June Vespers 6.30 p.m. Ascension  
Thursday 13th June Divine Liturgy 9.30 a.m. Ascension  
Sunday 16th June Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.    
Wednesday 19th June Akathist 6.30 p.m.    
Saturday 22nd June



9.30 a.m.

6.30 p.m.

Sunday 23rd June Divine Liturgy and Kneeling Prayers 10.00 a.m. Pentecost  
Tuesday 25th June Akathist 6.00 p.m.    
Saturday 29th June Divine Liturgy 9.00 a.m. St John of Shanghai  

Sunday 30th June

All Saints Sunday

Blessing of the waters

Divine Liturgy

9:45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.

Contribution Meal after church with talk from one of the clergy  
Tuesday 2nd July Akathist 6.00 p.m.    

Saturday  6th July


Divine Liturgy


9.00 a.m.


Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God  

Sunday 7th July


Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. Nativity of St John the Baptist and Children's Church   
Tuesday 9th July Akathist 6.00 p.m. Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God  
Thursday 11th July Vespers or choir practice 7.00 p.m. to be confirmed  
Friday 12th July Divine Liturgy of St Peter and St Paul 9.30 a.m.    
Sunday 14th July Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.    
Tuesday 16th July no Akathist   Fr Paul at the Cathedral with Vladika Irenei  

Wednesday 17th July

no Divine Liturgy   Fr Paul at the Cathedral with Vladika Irenei  

Thursday 18th July

St Elisabeth's Day

Divine Liturgy 9.30 a.m.

at Little St Elisabeth's in Fr Paul's House 

58 Shrewsbury Road, Prenton, CH43 2HY

(Fr Theodore visiting)

Saturday 20th July 

Baptismal Divine Liturgy

Vespers and Lity (Hierarchal)

9.00 a.m.

5.30 p.m.


Visit of Bishop Irenei


Sunday 21st July

Parish Altar Feast

Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

Blessing of the Waters

Meeting of the Bishop

Hierachal Divine Liturgy

Cross Procession and Moleben



8.30 a.m.

9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.




Visit of Bishop Irenei, Parish Altar Feast and Contribution Meal

15th Anniversary of moving to St Elisabeth's Wallasey

Wednesday 24th July Akathist 6.30 p.m.    
Sunday 28th July Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.    

If you have any concerns please contact Father Paul on 07926194031 or frpaulelliott@aol.com



His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe will be visiting St Elisabeth's on the evening of Saturday 20th July for Vespers. Then on Sunday 21st July he will be greeted at 9.45 a.m. followed by a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, moleben and Cross Procession. After the Liturgy there will be a contribution meal in Church to mark the 15th Anniversary of our parish moving to the church  in Wallasey.Tuesday 4th April. 



  • A new Schedule of services has been published above for June and July. There may be extra services added to this.
  • There will be quiet mornings and evenings for Catechumens as announced.
  • There will be Great Vespers on the Eve of Ascension, Eve of Pentecost and Eve of the Parish Altar Feast
  • The next adult Baptismal Liturgy will be on Saturday 20th July. The Parish Altar Feast will be in Sunday 21st July when Bishop Irenei will be with us.
  • Children's Church will meet after the Liturgy as announced.
  • The Divine Liturgy is currently served on occasional weekdays and Saturdays.  It is always served on Sundays at 10.00 a.m. Please check in the schedule of services published above.
  • A simple peoples' service book in English and Russian can be downloaded and printed. You can find more services under "Liturgica" on this website.
  • An Akathist or Moleben will be served most Tuesday or Wednesday evenings at 6.00 p.m. though in Lent it precedes the Presanctified Liturgy at 5.30 p.m. on a number of Wednesdays (see above).
  • Baptisms will normally take place on Saturday mornings during or immediately after Divine Liturgy or at about 10.00 a.m. or by private arrangement
  • Choir Practice has  resumed but is now up at church.

Children are welcome at the Divine Liturgy. If they need a bit of "time out" there is a place for them in the side porch where mums or dads can sit with them with some toys and books and they can still see what is happening in the Liturgy. Children's Church tries to meet monthly on a Saturday afternoon.

This Parish supports the Fund for Assistance. Please consider this in your giving.

 Father Paul will send £500 to this Christmas appeal this year. We are very fortunate at St Elisabeth's and so should look at opportunities to support those priests and parishes far less fortunate than ourselves.

Well done St Elisabeth's!


Fr Paul now serves a few more weekday services. 


Akathists of intercession

There will normally be an Akathist to the Mother of God or occasionally a Moleben served on Tuesdays at 6.00 p.m. and some Wednesdays at 6.30p.m.   These services may be subject to change due to Fr Paul's commitments. It is best to text Fr Paul on 07926194031 to check if it is going ahead. There are details in the Timetable of services above.

Great Vespers

Great Vespers is often served on the eves of Great Feasts at 5.00 p.m. and on some Saturday evenings

Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is served on some Saturdays  at 9.00.a.m. and at 9.30 a.m. whenever possible on Great Feasts. 

Presanctified Liturgy

This will be served during Great Lent normally on most Wednesday evenings after the  Ninth Hour 


These are served on request and on some Saturdays during March and April or on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy

Hierarchal Unction

Bishop Irenei normally comes to St Elisabeth's to serve the Unction service in Great Lent. Details will be posted on the website nearer the time.


The Choir

Church Singing is a very important work in any Russian Orthodox Parish. Matushka Elizabeth is the choir director, assisted by Alison Sailor. They work hard to enable the choir to sing as beautifully as possible. We are blessed with some very good singers and the choir does a wonderful job creating the right prayerful atmosphere for the Holy Liturgy.  If you feel you are able to contribute to choral singing please speak to Matushka. We especially need singers for occasional and weekday services.

An initiative of our choir, Blessed by Metropolitan Nicholas, is in the promotion of an English-American Paschal Troparion composed by Alison Sailor and first performed at the Liturgical Music Conference in New Divievo, last year. If you would lie to hear it please follow the link below.


Please copy this into your browser if the link does not work


Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
Serving at the Holy Liturgy

Since the earliest times young men served in the altar. This is important work as it enables the Bishop or Priest to concentrate on the prayers. The traditional vesture for a server is the Stichar, which was originally a decorated garment which covered the toga in the Eastern Roman Empire. The vesture assists the server to step into the role and stay focused upon spiritual work. We have a number of servers at St Elisabeth's who greatly add to the solemnity of the service and therefore the sense of holiness. Some new vestments have just been made for them at the Convent of St Elisabeth, in Minsk. Some of the funding for this has come from Lena Miloshovich in memory of her mother Dushanka. The recently acquired red vestments are the kind donation of Subdeacon Pavel Lisitsin. Father Paul is very grateful for those who assist him in the altar. If you are interested in serving in the altar, please talk to Subdeacon Chad or Father Paul.

Fr Paul, Subdeacon Chad and Baby Anna
Fr Paul, Subdeacon Chad and Baby Anna
Fr Paul, Subdeacon 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  Please fill in the online Baptism Registration form and email it to Fr Paul. For details of having your son or daughter baptised in St Elisabeth's please follow this link : Baptism in the Russian Orthodox Church



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 Bishop Irenei 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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