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Orthodox Parish of Saint John of Kronstadt

An Orthodox church in Bath


The church is a young community, founded in 1980. Orthodox Christians come from a wide variety of national backgrounds, including English, Cypriot, Greek, Romanian, Polish and Russian. Worship is in English, and emphasises a traditional Orthodox liturgical experience with an openness to other traditions.

The parish runs weekly study groups, has a prison ministry group and various social events. Hospitality is particularly emphasised and there is always a meal after the Liturgy on Sunday.

  • Has student members
  • Has an evening service
  • Near the city centre
  • Near a Sunday bus route
  • Has families and children
  • Has a choir
  • Has mid-week small groups

Service details

  • 5.00 pm Saturday vigil
  • 10.00 am Sunday liturgy service followed by lunch


  • Fr Seraphim Johnson
  • Father Yves Dubois
  • Father Richard Penwell
  • Mother Sarah

Bus routes

From town: 7, 273, 620 or D1

Other information

Mother Sarah is also Orthodox Chaplain at the University of Bath and is at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus on Fridays.

Location: St John's Church, 76 St John's Rd, Bath BA2 6PT


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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