"Abba Poemen said of Abba John the Short that he had prayed to God to take his passions away from him so that he might become free from care. He went and told an old man this, "I find myself in peace, without an enemy," he said. The old man said to him, "Go quickly, beg God to stir up warfare so that you may regain the affliction and humility that you used to have, for it is by warfare that the soul makes progress." So he besought God and when warfare came, he no longer prayed that it might be taken away, but said, "Lord, give me strength for the fight.""
Abba John the Short [014]

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church of Ss. Columba & Kentigern:

Staveley Street, Edlington, Doncaster, DN12 1BW.

How to find us:

The church is on Staveley Street, Edlington, near Doncaster, and is at the end of a housing estate and next to a busy primary school so availability of parking spaces can be quite limited.

Directions from the A1(M) (Warmsworth/Doncaster):

Leave the A1(M) at Junction 36. If you have travelled up the A1(M) Northbound turn left (i.e. first exit off the roundabout) or for those having travelled Southbound you will need to turn right (i.e. third exit off the roundabout) on to the A630. Follow the sign marked "Rotherham" as far as the traffic lights, (about 500 metres). Take left hand lane and turn left, travel along this road until you pass the fire station on the left and Hepworth's factory on your right. Just after the bollards and before the Wok 1 (a Cantonese restaurant) turn right onto Staveley Street. The church is at the far end of the street on the right.

A map of the route can be seen by clicking this link.

Directions from 5 Lanes End (Braithwell/Conisbrough /Micklebring/Tickhill):

At what is popularly known locally as 5 lanes end there is a double mini-roundabaout: from here follow signs for Edlington all the way through the village (Old Edlington first and then New Edlington - about a couple of miles) until you pass the Co-op superstore on your right. Just after this on your left is the Wok 1 (a Cantonese restaurant), turn left onto Staveley Street (immediately after Wok 1). The church is at the far end of the street on the right.

A map of the route can be seen by clicking this link.