Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

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Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain.jpg
As of 2017 Archbishop Gregorios Theocharous is the leader of the diocese[1]

The Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain is an Archdiocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church, part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Its present[when?] head is Archbishop Gregorios Theocharous.[1] Its jurisdiction covers those Orthodox Christians living in Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The adherents are largely of Cypriot Greek descent, some mainland Greek migrants and their descendants, and more recently English converts along with a few Poles and Belarusians. The Archbishop Gregorios himself is a Cypriot whose ancestral village of Marathovounos in the district of Famagusta is occupied by the Turkish army. The Archdiocese is based at Thyateira House, in the Bayswater district of London.[2]

Archbishops of Thyateira and Great Britain[edit]

Several archbishops have served the diocese since 1922 including:

  • Germanos Strenopoulos (1922—1951)
  • Athenagoras Kavadas (1951—1962)
  • Athenagoras Kokkinakis (1963—1979)
  • Methodios Fouiyas (1979—1988)
  • Archbishop Gregorios Theocharous (from 1988)[1]

Parishes and monasteries[edit]

As of 2017 there are 108 parishes and monasteries in the UK including:

See also Category:Greek Orthodox churches in the United Kingdom


  1. ^ a b c THEOCHAROUS, Archbishop Gregorios (His Eminence The Most Rev. Gregorios). Who's Who. 1992 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain". 


Coordinates: 51°30′47″N 0°10′49″W / 51.51306°N 0.18028°W / 51.51306; -0.18028