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Western Rite

 The Diocese of the British Isles 

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Welcome to the Diocese of the British Isles

We are a Western Rite Orthodox community who aim to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the Orthodox Church to the British People in a way that makes the best use of our own venerable heritage and apostolic tradition.


Centred at our new Cathedral Church in Dumfries, Scotland, we are now expanding and opening missions in Manchester and London, and have a 'roving Mass' which visits locations around the UK.

The Diocese of the British Isles is a constituent member of the International Synaxis of True Orthodox Churches.

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The ancient liturgy of the British People

Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern. The west was fully Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies.

St. John the Wonderworker

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