Diocese of Whithorn

established c. 425a.d.

Holy See of Whithorn, Dumfries, and the Marches

under the

Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of N. & S. America & the British Isles

 A constituent member of: 

The International Union of Genuine Orthodox Churches

I call up all to fully participate in the Divine banquet of the Risen Christ

[St. John Maximovich, the Wonderworker]

The Diocese of Whithorn was founded by St. Ninian in the first quarter of the 5th Century A.D.. Today the Diocese ministers to Orthodox Christians throughout the British Isles as the vicariate of the Holy Synod of the Autonomous Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles. The Diocesan Headquarters and Episcopal Palace are at Buittle Castle, in Kirkcudbrightshire, close to the original diocesan foundation of St. Ninian at Whithorn, known officially as Candidæ Casæ. The Castle also houses the Abbey of Sts. Alban & Æthelwold. Information can be found about the Diocese as well as the Abbey-headquarters.The Diocese ministers in both the Western and Eastern Rites of the Holy Orthodox Church.

Diocesan & Abbey
Diocese of Whithorn
Dumfries & the Marches

Abbey of Sts. Alban and Æthelwold

Buittle Castle

near Castle Douglas

Scotland, DG7 1PA

United Kingdom


01556 509072

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