St. Botolph's Orthodox Church


We are now settling in at a new place of worship, thanks be to God! Because things are still a bit up in the air and we aren't sure whether this is a permanent or temporary home, we aren't openly advertising the location just yet. If you woud like to attend services, please write to Fr. Alexander to ask for details. While we adapt to the new location, he is more likely to welcome returning parishioners than newcomers, but we hope to open our doors to others soon. Thank you for your patience and support!

Welcome to St. Botolph's Orthodox Church

St. Botolph's is a parish of the Orthodox Church based in central London. We are part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland. Divine Liturgy is celebrated every Sunday at 11am, preceded by abbreviated Orthros at 10:30am.

All our services are in English.

Everyone is welcome at our services and may receive the blessed bread (antidoron) as well as a blessing at the end of the service, but only Orthodox Christians may receive Holy Communion.

Any additional services or changes in our schedule will be announced in the parish newsletter.

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About Us

We are one of the very few Orthodox parishes in London regularly serving in English and the only one where the Divine Liturgy is offered in English every Sunday.

Our parishioners come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We are young in spirit, lively and multicultural, eager to welcome both Orthodox — cradle or convert — and enquirers. So please, come along! After the service, we all share a communal meal in the adjacent parish hall, after which Fr. Alexander instructs those preparing to join the Orthodox Church and anyone interested in learning more about the faith.

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How To Find Us

We are fairly easy to find, located in Islington, just one stop from one of London's major travel hubs, King's Cross, which is served by the London Underground, Overground, overland trains and buses. We are walking distance from Caledonian Road Station in an area criss-crossed by the routes of many buses. You can find more detailed travel suggestions here.

St. David's Church Building

St. Botolph's Islington

St. David's Church
74 Westbourne Road
London, N7 8AB


Email: Father Alexander Tefft


The future of St. Botolph's depends entirely on its parishioners and sponsors. Please consider supporting us with gifts of prayer, time, talent, and money. Any donation you can make, however small, will be very helpful and appreciated. Most importantly, please come and visit us as often as you can!


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