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. 

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This Calendar covers the first three months of next year and ends with Lazarus Saturday. A new calendar will be made ready in time for Holy Week and Easter.

In January the first Sunday of the month, when we celebrate at Buckfast, will be old Christmas Day (new calendar Sunday 7th January). So once again we shall be celebrating the Christmas Liturgy there, in union with our fellow Orthodox in Russia, the Holy Land, Bethlehem itself.

Easter falls early this year, Orthodox Easter will be on Sunday 8th April. This means that the calendar for February and March is much taken up with Great Lent. I am not able to celebrate as many services as in the past. This is partly due to my getting older, and partly because the services impose so much on the few people who maintain them at Totnes. We urgently need new members for our choir there and at Buckfast. I have provided for daily services throughout the first week of Lent and I do urge everyone to make an effort to attend at least a few of them.

I have sought in the past to recruit new members to that essential core that keeps our communities going. I am very happy to say that there is a new commitment to thinking about the future, and I hope that by the time our next calendar is produced, I shall have more to report.

I would very much like to thank all those who are making such a commitment to the choir at Laity Moor. They are already making such a difference to our worship there.

  May I wish you all a very happy New Year and a very blessed Lent.

  Father Benedict



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