Sts Columba & Kentigern
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Staveley Street, Edlington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Orthodox Cross
Situated above our church's main entrance
(Old) Icons of our Patron Saints
(These can still be viewed in our church)
Iconastasis showing the new Icon of Sts Columba and Kentigern
Sorry its a bit fuzzy, I'l try and get and better one as soon as I can
Our Patriarch and Metropolitan
Patriarch John 10th (left) and Metropolitan Silouan (right)
Icon of Christ flanked by Our Lady and St John the Forerunner
In pride of place on the Iconastasis, this icon was gifted to our church by Fr George in loving memory of Fr Dennis
The Altar
Viewed through the Royal Doors
The Bishop's Chair and Choir Stand
The item to the left is the Sepulchre, used during the seasons of Great Lent and Pascha
Ordination event at St Columba's May 2014
The whole congregation with the Clergy and Archbishop Ignatios
(New) Icon of St Columba (right) and St Kentigern (left)
Gifted to our church by Katiya Todorova
Our Clergy
Fr George
Our Archbishops Visit 12th Feb. 2017


Welcome to our website which we hope will be of interest or a source of information to you. Ours is a parish of the Antiochian Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, which is in communion with all the canonical Orthodox Churches and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. In line with Orthodox practice, our services are in the language of the people; in our case, English, Orthodox visitors of other backgrounds saying the Lord's Prayer in their native tongue. 

The Orthodox Church lies in a tradition that goes back in an unbroken line to the Church of the Apostles and the earthly life of Christ Himself. We are often portayed as a very conservative church but this is a matter of faith and history; one cannot change the truth to fit into a very fleeting, passing, timescale when viewed with the eternity of God and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

In our church you will see many icons of Christ, the Mother of God and many saints and sacred events; a feature of Orthodoxy that proclaims the Incarnation of our Lord and God Jesus Christ and are often referred to as "windows into heaven". The priestly vestments are very beautiful; not for the glorification of the clergy but for the glory of sinful humanity transformed by the Grace of God. The Divine Liturgy is the principal service, when the faithful may receive the Body and Blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Incense is used in all our services and permeates the fabric of the church itself. Thus we have a church that is internally very beautiful visually, has the aroma of sanctity and our ears are filled with beautiful music (Just human voices: instruments are not allowed). In some way the church building reflects the glory of Heaven and a place fitting for God.

Anyone may come to our church to "have a look" and you are assured of a warm welcome. Do not worry about how to act or what to do; just let the experience take care of itself. If you need any information about any aspect of our church or the Orthodox Church in general, do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fr. George (Evans), Parish Priest.

Fr George's Letter for June

Protection of the Holy Mother of God


Hebrews 4 15-16: For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathise with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

“Guard yourself with silence, and attend to yourself.”

                                      (St Seraphim of Sarov.)

Silence is something that the contemporary world is so afraid of. In the present situation we miss a great opportunity when our lives are so restricted by a tiny virus that can destroy lives. Instead of  silence we spend a lot of time analysing, worrying and talking about it. Surely as Orthodox Christians time could be better spent in silence before God. If we ignore this, we miss this God given opportunity to be at peace with ourselves, with each other and the whole of creation.

Sunday 31st May.7th Sunday of Pascha. FATHERS OF THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL (325). AFTERFEAST OF THE ASCENSION. Apostle Hermas of the Seventy. Martyr Hermeios at Comana.

Gospel reading for today: John 17:1-13 “Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven,..........”

“Every adversity and affliction, if not accompanied by patience, produces double torment. A man’s patience casts off his distress, while faint-heartedness is the mother of anguish. Patience is the mother of consolations and is a certain strength born of largeness of heart.” ( St Isaac the Syrian, Homily 46.)

Who do you think Christ is? This has been a question argued over, debated upon and used to defend this or that position or another position by many Christians in the world, to bolster their own interpretation of what is the right answer. Why they fret so and dispute the Orthodox position, is a mystery to me. In today’s Gospel, in His own words He tells us-“And now, O Father, glorify me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” The birth of Christ into this world was this glory brought to us when He walked among us as one of us. This is the great love of God that He became one of us and yet was the Lord of all and shared our human life so that we could share in the eternal life of the glory of His heavenly kingdom. God bless you all.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers Lord Jesus Christ our God have mercy on us and save us.

Much Love,

Fr. George.

Please pray -


especially Doina, Catalina, Mother Esodia, Robert, Doris, Maria, Lilia, Emma, Megan, Olga, James, Jessie and all affected by the coronavirus.


especially Michael; Ondar; George; and Christina, Christos and family.


All Orthodox Christians departed this life, in particular Ninian Dixon (20th), Fr David (30th) together with all whose anniversaries occur this month and all who have reposed recently.

Memory Eternal

(Any renewals, alterations and/or new nominations for the prayer list can be forwarded to me (Subdeacon James) either by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on:07412884765. Thank you.)


Joanna, Johan and John (-24th); Allan, Nigel and Pavel (Paul-29th).

Abduction of the Archbishops

Please join us in praying for their Eminences Archbishop Paul (Yazigi), Antiochian Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo and Alexandretta and Archbishop John (Ibrahim), Syriac Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo, along with countless other Syrian and Iraqi peoples, abducted by persons unknown and whose whereabouts are unknown.



Archbishop John (Ibrahim)

Syriac Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo

Archbishop Paul (Yazigi)

Antiochian Orthodox Bishop

of Aleppo and Alexandretta