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The Twelve ApostlesWelcome to the website of The Twelve Apostles Greek Orthodox Church. The church is one of many Greek Orthodox churches in the United Kingdom. It serves as the spiritual centre for the community of Hertfordshire and beyond. Any visitor to our church will tell you that it is like a little monastery you expect to find at the top of a mountain in Cyprus or Greece.

Our church welcomes worshipers from other Orthodox Christian communities (Greek and non-Greek) and is especially popular with the younger generation who select it for their weddings and baptisms. We are the only Greek Orthodox church in the United Kingdom that broadcasts live video (see links above) and caters for online bookings (see link above) for weddings and baptisms. In addition, for weddings, we have authority to perform the civil ceremony at the same time as the religious one.

Who were the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ? Click here to find out.

 
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  COVID-19 UPDATE
 
Update

31/03/20: With our deepest regret, following the latest government advice, the Church would like to inform its congregation that it will still remain closed until further notice.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus does not appear to show signs of retreating and therefore it will not be safe for people to gather inside the Church to pray together. However, it is possible to connect to our live broadcasting and take part in the prayers.
If circumstances change and life returns to normal, the Church will reopen and you will be informed.
Thank you for your understanding.

19/03/20:  Having a strong sense of responsibility as a Church and further to the new measures announced by the Holy and Sacred Synod in order to protect the public and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we actively support the instructions and have decided to close the Church until the end of March. This implies that no Divine Services, Sacraments (Baptisms) or other activities (functions) can take place during this period.
If circumstances change and life returns to normal, the Church will reopen and you will be informed.  Thank you for your understanding.  

For further information please click      ENGLISH      GREEK
   
May 2020
 

Please refer to our monthly magazine Apostoli (Mission) for the latest news from our community, list of church services and forthcoming events.

Page 4 contains the list of services for the current month.

To open the magazine, click here.

 

Fish and Chips Lunch (CANCELLED)

On Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 1pm, after the church service, we will be holding a ‘Fish & Chips’ lunch within the grounds of our church.
To book, please speak to a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary committee. Everybody is welcome! The price is only £20 per person.
The lunch is being offered by Presbytera Ellie Paliouras and Mrs Vasiliki Charalambous.
The proceeds from this event will help improve the church fund.

 

Father Zacharias (CANCELLED)

On Friday 27th March 2020 we will have the great pleasure in welcoming to our church Archimandrite Zacharias from The Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Maldon, Essex.
Father Zacharias will participate in the Fourth Salutations of the Mother of God [Δ’ Χαιρετισμοί] that will begin at 7pm. Furthermore, Father Zacharias will give a talk on Holy and Great Lent.
Thereafter, tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes will be offered by our Ladies' Auxiliary Committee.
Everybody is welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

 

Virtual Tours

 

Virtual TourFor a virtual tour of our church click here.

 

 

Do you want to have a virtual tour of our church with a difference? The clarity and the panoramic view shown by this video is amazing.
To enjoy this video, please click here.
To visit the company website responsible for this video, please click here.

 

Services

ServicesSaturday Holy Eucharist in English 9:30am - 10:30am.
Saturday Vespers 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30am - 12:30pm.
For details of services during the week, click here.

 

Our Church Services Live on TV

Hellenic TVOur Sunday services, along with all our other major services, including Easter and Christmas are broadcast live on Hellenic TV. To watch these live click here.  Alternatively, you can also watch the Divine Services live from our broadcasting on your television by connecting to the Hellenic TV on Freeview (UK), Channel 271, provided your television is connected to the Internet.

CYTA UKWe also have our own dedicated TV channel, 12 Apostles Church, which is available via CYTA UK (Roku Box) that broadcasts all our services, including weddings and baptisms. To purchase a Roku Box, if you do not already have one, visit the CYTA UK website here.

 

Sunday School

Sunday SchoolSunday school is held in the church hall immediately after Holy Communion every Sunday. All children are welcome to the school.

Click here to find out more.

 

The Golden Years Club

The Golden Years ClubOn the first Tuesday of every month the Golden Years Club offers lunch for the elderly members of our community.

Click here to find out more.

 

Magazine

MagazineEvery month the church produces a magazine that contains spiritual information and news from our community.

Click here for the current edition.

For previous editions, go to News & Events and select one of the Archive options.

 
 
Adult Greek Lessons

Learn GreekDo you want to feel more Greek? Come and learn Greek with us! We are now offering Greek lessons for adults at our church every Tuesday evening, from 7pm to 9pm during term time.

Click here for full details.


Byzantine Music Lessons & Choir Practise

Byzantine Music Lessons & Choir PractiseFather Joseph is offering Byzantine music lessons and choir practise at our church. The lessons are free and everybody is welcome.

Click here for full details.

 

Father Joseph's CDs

Father Joseph's CDsFather Joseph has released a collection of CDs that can all be purchased from our church.

Click here for full details.



Make A Donation
 

Make A DonationWe now accept online donations via debit or credit card.

For a full list of ways on how to make a donation and hence help support our church, click here.

 

Card Payments

Card PaymentsOur church now accepts card payments for booking weddings and baptisms, paying for other services or making donations.

 

Parking

ParkingParking is available within the grounds of the church for all services. The car parking areas are clearly labelled and there is capacity for approximately 200 cars. Hence, if you are organising a baptism or wedding, your guests do not need to worry about where to park and neither do you.

The larger parking area is available on your right hand side immediately after passing the church (if you have turned off Great North Road into Kentish Lane). Please use this area to avoid congestion in the smaller parking area in front of the church.


Advanced Software Technologies (AST)

ASTWe are very grateful to AST for their continued support in hosting our website, developing our mobile apps and creating our online booking system. For a full list of services offered by AST, please visit their website by clicking here.