The Parish of The New Martyrs Elizabeth & Barbara

Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow

Diocese of Sourozh.


Divine Liturgy is celebrated at 10.30 a.m. on every first Sunday in the month.  Services will be in English and Church Slavonic. Everyone is welcome to attend and to enjoy light refreshments afterwards. 

Please use the links at the top of the page, where you will find further information, contact details and a location map.


At last! an attempt at a proper calendar after the rather bare leaflets of recent months.  I am very conscious that there is an awful lot to catch up on and I hope I am now well enough to start the process.

May I draw your special attention to the Liturgy at Buckfast Abbey on the 1st December, when we hope to receive a pastoral visit from his Grace, Bishop Matthew.  Links with our diocesan Bishop are always important, but especially at this time, this is especially important since we must look to the future and my eventual retirement.  I am very anxious that His Grace should get a picture of the pan-Orthodox nature of our congregation and the necessity that my eventual successor should be able to minister to such a diverse congregation. 

I do appeal to you all to make a special effort to be there on the 1st December and welcome Bishop Matthew on his first visit to our parish at Buckfast Abbey. 

I am so sorry that we have had so few services in recent months.  As you know I have had considerable health problems to cope with. November and December have such important feasts, I am making a new effort at providing services for them, but I would ask everyone to be as helpful as possible.

Father Benedict



Worshipping at Southgate Retreat Centre, Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast, Devon.