Welcome to the website of St. Stylianos and St. Catherine Christian Orthodox parish!
Thank you for visiting the website of the parish of St. Stylianos and St. Catherine Orthodox Church, which is located in Reading, Berkshire (UK). We hope you find our site informative and edifying. We also invite you to join us for one of our liturgical services – services that have been part of the worshipping tradition of apostolic Christianity since the era of the early Christian Church.
Our parish is part of the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate, the land of which has been christianised by the very Apostle Andrew, one of the 12 disciples of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We are part of the global Eastern Orthodox Church community which includes national churches in traditionally Orthodox countries like Russia, Greece, Serbia, Cyprus, and the Middle East, but also in Japan, China, India, the Philippines, throughout Europe including across the British Isles, Germany, France, Poland, Finland, throughout the African continent and across North, Central and South America.
Our parish is more than just a place where people come to worship the living God (although it is first and foremost that!). St. Stylianos and St. Catherine is a vibrant faith community of people of all ages and backgrounds who are working out their faith together and raising their families in accordance with the commandments of Our Lord and the sacred norms for spiritual life of the ancient Holy Eastern Orthodox Church. Whether you are “on a journey” or just wanting to visit a local Orthodox parish, you will be welcome here. We are always honoured to have visitors join us for prayer and worship.