Announcement on Church Reopening
Following the UK government’s announcement on Monday we are pleased to tell you that there will no longer be a requirement to book places in order to attend church services. From this coming Sunday, July 25th, anyone who wishes to attend may now do so. We note, however, that COVID-19 with its variants still continues to be a problem in our society, and so we will continue to follow the recommendations of the government. Our QR code will continue to be on display, and there will also be a list in the narthex on which people can record their contact details. We encourage everyone who comes to a church service to check in, using one or other of these methods. We also encourage everyone as far as possible to continue to observe the safety measures that we have become used to over the last 16 months – using the hand sanitiser provided and wearing a face mask which covers both nose and mouth while in church. As a community we have remained remarkably unscathed during the pandemic, and this is a strong testimony of how well we have been implementing protocols designed not only to protect ourselves, but also all of our sisters and brothers in Christ. St Paul tells us that we should “never tire of doing good, for if we do not slacken our efforts we shall in due time reap our harvest.” (Galatians 6:9) Let us rejoice at the freedom we have to meet again, but let us also continue our watchfulness.
Fr Seraphim Vänttinen-Newton
Fr Ian Graham
Joining our Community
Greek Orthodox Community of the Holy Trinity is funded entirely by its members and their efforts through fundraising events. The Community pays the salary of our Priest, does charitable works and, together with the Orthodox Parish of the Annunciation pays for the upkeep of the church.
If you can, please consider helping the Community by becoming a member or making a donation (or both!).
The cost of becoming a member is £20 per year or £10 per year for the unwaged.
You can also donate directly towards the upkeep of our church, through donating into our joint parishes account – please contact our joint parishes treasurer, Joshua Townson: .
We send out information about news and events by email which will keep you up to date with the latest news and events. If you wish to be added to the emailing list, please email .
Needless to say, we will only use your email address for sending you information about news and events, and will not pass your email address to any third parties.
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Follow us on Twitter
The Parish now has a Twitter account, which we will hope to use to keep you informed of services and other events of interest. Follow us at @HolyTrinityOxf.