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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
 

THE REMEBERANCE DAY OF OUR CHURCH --- SATURDAY 4th JULY 2020

Ανακοίνωση – 28/09/2020

Αγαπητοί μου αδελφοί σας χαιρετώ.
Εύχομαι εσείς και η οικογένειά σας, να είστε καλά και να υγιαίνετε.
     Από 15η Ιουνίου 2020, μπορούμε να έλθουμε στην εκκλησία για προσωπική προσευχή (όταν δεν έχουμε Θεία Λειτουργία) για 10 λεπτά από 11:00πμ μέχρι 2:00μμ, κρατώντας απόσταση ο ένας από τον άλλο 2 μέτρα. Σας παρακαλούμε να τηλεφωνήσετε στην εκκλησία στον αριθμό 01707 650147 να κάνετε σίγουρα πως δεν έχει λειτουργία και αν έλθετε μετά τις 2:00μμ πως κάποιος θα είναι στην εκκλησία να σας αφήσει μέσα.
     Επίσης, οι Θείες Λειτουργίες επιτρέπονται, κρατώντας απόσταση ο ένας από τον άλλο 1 μέτρο με μάσκα και γάντια από την Δευτέρα 27η Ιουλίου 2020.
     Άλλες ακολουθίες για τα Μυστήρια της Εκκλησίας όπως Βαπτίσεις και Κηδείες επιτρέπονται, αλλά έως 30 άτομα ΜΟΝΟ, κρατώντας απόσταση ο ένας από τον άλλο 2 μέτρα.
     Για Γάμους, από 29η Σεπτεμβρίου 2020 ΜΟΝΟ 15 άτομα επιτρέπονται, κρατώντας απόσταση ο ένας από τον άλλο 2 μέτρα.
     Αυτή η ενημέρωση είναι από τον Πρωθυπουργό και την κυβέρνηση από 22α Σεπτεμβρίου 2020 και κατόπιν εισηγήσεως του Σεβασμιωτάτου Αρχιεπισκόπου κ. Νικήτα.
     Θα παρκάρουμε όλοι στο πίσω Πάρκινγκ το μεγάλο. Φτάνοντας θα σας δίνεται από τους επιτρόπους ένα εισιτήριο, για να κρατάμε την σειρά προτεραιότητας.
     Όλοι όμως μπαίνοντας μέσα υποχρεωτικά θα πλένουμε τα χέρια μας καλά με αντισηπτικό, θα φορούμε γάντια και μάσκες σωστά. Δεν πρέπει να κρέμονται οι μάσκες στο πρόσωπο μας και καλό είναι να τα έχουμε από το σπίτι μας. Για όσους δεν έχουν θα μπορούν να τα προμηθεύονται από την Εκκλησία μας.
     Θα γίνονται μνημόσυνα και γιορτές κανονικά στη Θεία Λειτουργία. Σας παρακαλούμε να δώσετε τα κόλλυβα και ψωμιά στην οικογένεια σας στο σπίτι σας και όχι στην εκκλησία.
     Για τα νεογνά παιδάκια, Εκκλησιασμός - Σαραντισμός, παρακαλώ να γίνεται καθημερινά Δευτέρα με Παρασκευή κατόπιν τηλεφωνικού ραντεβού. Αν κάποιος δεν μπορεί, παρακαλώ την Κυριακή 13:00 (1:00μμ) - 14:00 (2:00μμ) μόνο.
     Όταν έρχεστε στην εκκλησία, πρέπει να ακολουθήσετε τα πάρα κάτω:
          1.  Πλένετε τα χέρια σας καλά με αντισηπτικό.
          2.  Να περιμένετε λίγα δευτερόλεπτα να στεγνώσουν τα χέρια σας και να βάλετε τα γάντια.
          3.  Να βάλετε την μάσκα στο πρόσωπο σας κρατώντας τα σχοινιά και να βάλετε καλά την μάσκα να καλύπτει την μύτη και το στόμα σας.
          4.  Κρατάτε απόσταση 2 μέτρων και να φοράτε την μάσκα σας όταν είσθε μέσα στην εκκλησία.
          5.  Όταν φεύγετε από την εκκλησία από την πλευρική έξοδο (Βόρεια της εκκλησίας) εις το μέσον της εκκλησίας στα αριστερά (πόρτα γραφείου).
          6.  Όταν φύγετε, σας παρακαλούμε να πετάξετε την μάσκα και τα γάντια στα καλάθια των σκουπιδιών έξω. Όταν βγάλετε τα γάντια σας, πρέπει να το κάνετε με τέτοιο τρόπο να μην αγγίξετε το έξω μέρος των γαντιών με τα χέρια σας.

     Παρακαλώ θερμά ακολουθείστε πιστά τις οδηγίες των επιτρόπων μας για το που θα περιμένετε, πως θα μπείτε και πως θα βγείτε από τον Ναό.
     Ευελπιστώ στην καλή δική σας συνεργασία και όλων μας φυσικά.

Με πολλές ευχές
Ο Ιερατικώς Προϊστάμενος του Ναού
Πρωτοπρεσβύτερος
Ιωσήφ Παλιούρας

Announcement – 28/09/2020

My dear brothers and sisters, I greet you.
I hope that you and your families are all well and you are in good health.
     Since 15th June 2020, we can have private prayers (when there are no services) for 10 minutes between 11:00am till 2:00pm, observing social distancing measures. Please phone the church on 01707 650147 to make sure there are no services and if you are coming after 2:00pm to make sure someone is here to let you in.
     Also, corporate worship (Divine Liturgy) is allowed with Social Distancing measures of 1 meter apart and of course wearing a mask and gloves from Monday 27th July 2020.
     Other services like Baptisms and Funerals are allowed with Social Distancing measures but STRICTLY with up to 30 people. For Weddings, STRICTLY up to 15 people are allowed with Social Distancing measures from 29th September 2020.
     The current update from the Prime Minister and the government was on 22nd September 2020 and Archbishop Nikitas has given us his advice.
     For any services, we shall all park in the rear large parking area. When you arrive, you shall receive a ticket, so we can have order of priority.
     All of us when entering the church must wash our hands with gel hand sanitiser, wear gloves and masks properly. Masks must not be hanging off your face and it would be better if you have these from home. Those who haven’t got any, they can purchase them from our Church.
     The feast days (eortes) and memorial services (mnimosyna) shall be done as normal during the Divine Liturgy. Please give the kolyva and bread to your family at home and not on the church grounds.
     Please arrange by telephone appointment from Monday to Friday the 8 day and 40 days blessings for new born children. If somebody cannot do it on those days, the blessings can be done on Sunday between 13:00 hrs (1:00pm) – 14:00 hrs (2:00pm) only.
     When you come to the church, please follow the procedures below:
          1.  Sanitise your hands with hand gel.
          2.  Wait a few seconds for the gel to dry up and then put on the gloves.
          3.  Put on the mask by holding the strings and place the mask over your nose and mouth leaving no gaps.
          4.  Keep the stipulated distance of 2 meters and wear the gloves and the mask at all times.
          5.  Exit the church from the side exit (North facing exit) in the middle of the church on the left (Office door).
          6.  When you exit, please dispose your masks and gloves in the bins outside. When taking the gloves off, you should do it in such a way as to not touch any of the outside surface of the gloves with bear hands.

     Please follow the advice from our Church Committee faithfully about where you shall wait, where you shall enter and how you shall exit from the Church.
     The Clergy and Committees thank you in advance for your co-operation and consideration during these difficult times.

With best wishes
The Priest in Charge
Protopresbyter Joseph Paliouras.

 

Magazine:  October 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.

 

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 and Radios

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.

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

 London Greek Radio (LGR) 103.3 FM

 

Click here to visit LGR's website where you can listen to all programmes live online.

 

 My Greek Radio (MGR)

 Και από σήμερα στο MY GREEK RADIO (MGR) στην νέα συχνότητα στη Μεγάλη Βρετανία!!!

 Click here to visit MGR's website where you can listen to all Sunday Holy Services and other programmes live online.

 

 

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 and Thursday evening 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.