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Next Services:

Saturday, 6th April
6.00pm – Vigil and confessions

Sunday, 7th April
The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

10.00am - Hours and Confessions.
10.30am - Liturgy.

Followed by Parish meal. Great Lent. Fish allowed. Contributions to the meal would be much appreciated.


Easter - Pascha Services

Saturday, April 27

From 9pm – Reading of the Acts of the Apostles; Confessions and Blessing of food.
From 11.30pm – Midnight Office

Sunday, April 28th

From 00.00 – Easter Mattins and Paschal Liturgy, followed by blessing of food and Trapeza.
1pm – Vespers, followed by blessing of foods and Parish Trapeza.



Sunday, 6 March 2011

Divine Liturgy followed by Rite of Forgiveness

Forgiveness Sunday / Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise

Hours and confessions 10.30am
Liturgy 11.00am

Followed by meal, all welcome. Donations of food on the day would be much appreciated. Please note, this will be Cheesefare Sunday, with no meat for the parish meal.

Change to May's service schedule: Service on Sunday 1st May now moved to Bright Saturday, 30th April for parish Paschal celebration.


Sunday, 6 February 2011 – Divine Liturgy

Memory of St. Ksenia of St. Petersburg

life story of St Ksenia

Hours and confessions 10.30am
Liturgy 11.00am

Holy Water from Theophany will be available. Please bring a small container if you wish to take some.

Followed by meal, all welcome.
Donations of food on the day would be much appreciated.


Christmas Service

On Sunday 9th January the parish of St. Silouan celebrated its first Christmas. As this was the first Sunday after Christmas, the feast of St. Joseph the Righteous, we were able to congratulate Fr. Joseph on his Saint’s day. Fr. Joseph spoke about the example of St. Joseph, the faith and humility by which he gave his service to God without the expectation of thanks or reward.
A congregation of nearly 50 people attended, and a festal meal was held afterwards, attended by Fr. William, priest of Holy Trinity, in whose parish hall we hold our services.
This was also the first time we used the portable iconostasis kindly loaned to us by the Parish of St. Nicholas, in Oxford, who now own their own Church (see

Photos of the day.


St Nicholas eve Food Fair

St. Nicholas Eve Eastern European Food Fair with Craft Exhibition and Sale by the Sisters of the St. Elizabeth Monastery, Minsk, Belarus took place on Saturday 18th December 2010 at the St. Boniface Church hall, Southampton.

The food was all really good, and it was impressive to see how much we were able to produce between us.
When we woke up to all the snow, it was obvious that God had a different plan in it all - yes, Shirley Road was nearly empty, but this meant that at the end of the day we were able to give a substantial amount of food to the St. James shelter for the homeless near the City Centre. Sr. Elena and Max came with me to take the food there, and it was very gratefully received. We were told there were actually some Eastern European people sheltering there, who would have been particularly comforted by the food.
It was St. Nicholas's day after all!

You can now view some pictures of the event in the Photogallery.


Our first Parish Meeting

On Sunday, Oct. 10th, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Preaching on the gospel for the day, about the miraculous catch of fish (Lk 5, 1-11), Fr Joseph said that this dramatically illustrated the difference between what we can accomplish by our own efforts alone compared with what is possible with God's blessing. That is why it is important for us to ask the Lord's help in all undertakings, both great and small.

After the parish lunch, we had the first meeting of our newly-formed Parish Assembly. The meeting formally adopted the Parish Statutes, and unanimously elected Dr Paula Nicholson as Churchwarden and Mrs Oxana Sweeny as Treasurer. A number of other matters relating to the life of the community were discussed. These decisions will come into effect following their approval by the Diocesan Bishop, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh.