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

Our Pilgrimage to Croyland Abbey, July 12th 2014

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On Saturday 12th. July we again led a pilgrimage to Croyland Abbey in the village of Crowland. Images 1 to 11 are of the village; images 19 and 20 are of the chapel that we hope will soon be dedicated as an Orthodox chapel to house the relic of St Theodore in a new position from its current location (image 20).

 

A short video of the pilgrimage, including some of the above images, can be viewed on my YouTube page - sorry for the slightly shaky result, I really needed to use a tripod.

 

Reader James

Our Pilgrimage to Croyland Abbey, August 10th 2013

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On Saturday 10th. August we again led a pilgrimage to Croyland Abbey in the village of Crowland. Situated just a few miles from Peterborough, Crowland is actually in the very south of Lincolnshire. Although the weather was yet again good rain threatened and so we abandoned our plans for an open air Divine Liturgy. Sadly it likely wouldn't have been possible anyway due to the outside area, to the left of the church, being fenced off because of the unsafe nature of much of the masonry as can be seen from the photograph. Numbers attending this year, especially from other parishes, was very encouraging and a very uplifting Divine Liturgy was enjoyed by all. Even the vicar of Crowland was impressed by the numbers (is there a message there for Anglicanism).

 

Serving the Liturgy along with Fr George was Fr. Samuel from Audley in Staffordshire along with Fr Michael from Louth and ably assisted by Fr Deacon Paulinus from Lincoln. Fr Samuel led a beautiful rendition of the Akathist to Saint Guthlac before the skull of St Theodore, Abbott and Martyr of Croyland. One of the above photographs clearly shows the hole in St Theodore's right temple made by the Viking sword at his martyrdom.

Our thanks again go to the Anglican priest and his parishioners at Crowland for their warm hospitality.

 

A late addition - my thanks to Ann Hamblen for her additional photos (see below): and I must say, a far better set than my own effort.

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On Saturday 2nd. July as has been our custom in past years, we led a pilgrimage to Crowland. Although the weather was yet again good, and lent itself to our open air Divine Liturgy, sadly the numbers attending this year were disappointing, possibly due to our having to travel in private cars as a minibus could not be arranged.

 

Fr. Samuel from Audley in Staffordshire was unable to attend this year due to presiding at a baptism but a couple of stout travellers from his parish turned up to support us despite both of them being disabled.

 

Our friend, Fr Philip Hall from Lincoln (All Saints of Lincolnshire), led the veneration of the relics.

 

Our thanks again go to the Anglican priest and his parishioners at Crowland for their warm hospitality.


 

 

 

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On Saturday 12th. June as is our custom we led a pilgrimage to Crowland to honour the memory of St. Guthlac and to venerate the skull of St. Theodore,  bearing the mortal wound inflicted by a Viking sword. The weather was perfect for our open air Divine Liturgy and the numbers attending were significantly larger than previously.

 

The concelebrants as well as myself were  Fr. Dennis, Fr. Samuel (Audley), Fr. Dimitris (Romanian parish, Boston) and Fr. Deacon Ian. We were also pleased to have Fr. Elia with us from Oxford who ably organised the veneration of the relics.

 

Our thanks to the Anglican priest at Crowland for his warm hospitality and to the driver of our minibus John who  got us there and back in safety and comfort. It is always a pleasure to meet with old friends on these occasions and to make the acquaintance of new Orthodox friends.

 

Hopefully our pilgrimage to Lastingham in September will be equally memorable.

 

Fr. George