Welcome to the website of the Romanian Orthodox parish in Cambridge, UK, ‘St. John the Evangelist’.
Our parish belongs to the Romanian Orthodox Archiepiscopate of Occidental and Meridional Europe.
The parish began in 2010, when father Aurel Dumitru Radulet offered the first services. The congregation comprises of both Romanian and British Orthodox from Cambridge and the surrounding areas, although predominately Romanian. Therefore, for pastoral and missionary reasons, the language of the services is both Romanian and English, as appropriate. The Romanian parish in Cambridge enjoys a fruitful ecumenical cooperation with the Anglican parish at St Giles', our hosts, which have been very receptive to the needs of our community, particularly in accommodating a more suitable time for our worship on Sunday mornings.
Since March 2014, through God's mercy, the care of the parish was entrusted to Fr Dragos Herescu. Father Dragos served previously as Deacon for the parish, since 2012.
Unless otherwise indicated, services take place every Sunday, at St Giles Church. Matins: 10.30am, Divine Liturgy: 11am. The services take place at St Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ.
Please check also the services page.
To celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (15 August) and the end of the Dormition Fast, on Thursday and Friday, the schedule of services includes:
Thursday, 14 August: Great Vespers with Litiya (blessing of loaves, wheat, wine and oil) at 6pm
Friday, 15 August: Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God at 8am
On Sunday, 17 August, service times are as usual: Matins at 10:30am / Divine Liturgy at 11am
All services take place at St Giles Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ. You are heartily invited to attend the services and rejoice in the feast!
For additional details about the liturgical program or to get in touch with Fr Dragos, please visit the contact page.