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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 – 31/07/2020

Από την Κυριακή 2 Αυγούστου θα επιστρέψουμε στην τέλεση μίας Ιερής Ακολουθίας στην εκκλησία μας, 09:30πμ - 12:30μμ.

Ευχαριστώ πολύ για την συνεργασία και την κατανόησή σας.

Με πολλές ευχές
Ο Ιερατικώς Προϊστάμενος του Ναού
Πρωτοπρεσβύτερος Ιωσήφ Παλιούρας

 

Announcement – 31/07/2020

From Sunday the 2nd of August we will return back to a single Church Service, namely, between 09:30am – 12:30pm.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

With best wishes
The Priest in Charge
Protopresbyter Joseph Paliouras.

  

Ανακοίνωση – 16/07/2020 

Αγαπητοί μου αδελφοί σας χαιρετώ,
Εύχομαι εσείς και η οικογένειά σας, να είστε καλά και να υγιαίνετε.
Όπως γνωρίζουμε από τις 4 Ιουλίου 2020 η Κυβέρνηση επιτρέπει τον Εκκλησιασμό μέχρι 30 άτομα.
Επίσης έχουν δώσει την άδεια για Γάμους και Βαπτίσεις και για τις Κηδείας και πάλι μέχρι 30 άτομα.
Επειδή είναι περιορισμένος ο αριθμός των πιστών για τις Ακολουθίες και ιδιαίτερα για τον Ναό μας, όπου κάθε Κυριακή εκκλησιάζονται εκατοντάδες, κατόπιν εισηγήσεως του Σεβασμιωτάτου Αρχιεπισκόπου κ. Νικήτα και αποφάσεως των Επιτροπών μας, σε συνεργασία με τους Κληρικούς της Κοινότητας μας, σας γνωστοποιούμε:
     1. Από την Κυριακή 5η Ιουλίου θα γίνονται δύο Ιερές ακολουθίες.
          a. 1η Θεία Λειτουργία, 08:30 – 09:30πμ
          b. 2η Θεία Λειτουργία, 09:30πμ - 12:30μμ
     2. Θα παρκάρουμε όλοι στο πίσω Πάρκινγκ το μεγάλο. Φτάνοντας θα σας δίνεται από τους επιτρόπους ένα εισιτήριο, για να κρατάμε την σειρά προτεραιότητας.
     3. Όλοι όμως μπαίνοντας μέσα υποχρεωτικά θα πλένουμε τα χέρια μας καλά με αντισηπτικό, θα φορούμε γάντια και μάσκες. Καλό είναι  να τα έχουμε από το σπίτι μας. Για όσους δεν έχουν θα μπορούν να τα προμηθεύονται από την Εκκλησία μας.
     4. Θα γίνονται οι γιορτές κανονικά στο τέλος της Θείας Λειτουργίας. Θα σύσταινα αντί για Φανουρόπιτες και Πεντάρτι, να φέρνεται πρόσφορα με τα οποία θα λειτουργούμε.
     5. Επίσης τα μνημόσυνα από την αυτή την Κυριακή 19/07/2020 όλα τα μνημόσυνα θα γίνονται στο τέλος της Θείας Λειτουργίας 12:30μμ. Θα μπορείτε να φέρετε ένα μικρό πιάτο Κόλλυβα, το οποίο θα πάρετε στο σπίτι για την οικογένειά σας. Δεν μπορείτε να το μοιράσετε στον Ναό.
     6. Για τα νεογνά παιδάκια, Εκκλησιασμός- Σαραντισμός, παρακαλώ να γίνεται καθημερινά Δευτέρα με Παρασκευή κατόπιν τηλεφωνικού  ραντεβού. Αν κάποιος δεν μπορεί, θα μπορεί να έρθει την Κυριακή 13:00-14:00 μόνο.
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 – 16/07/2020

My dear brothers and sisters, I greet you.
I hope that you and your families are all well and you are in good health.
As you already know, from Saturday, 4 July, 2020 the government will allow church attendance and worship for up to 30 people.
Also they are allowing Weddings and Baptisms and Funerals with up to 30 people.
Because we will now be unable to have our usual very large congregation and following advice from His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas, we inform you of the following new arrangements:
     1. From Sunday 5th July there will be two Divine Liturgies (Holy Eucharists with Holy Communion).
          a. 1st Divine Liturgy, 08:30 – 09:30am
          b. 2nd Divine Liturgy, 09.30am – 12:30pm
     2. 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.
     3. All of us when entering the church must wash our hands with hand gel, wear gloves and masks. It would be better if you have these from home. Those who haven’t got any, they can purchase them from our Church.
     4. The feast days (eortes) shall be done as normal near the end of the Divine Liturgy. I suggest that instead of Phanouropittes and 5 bread for feast (pentarti), please bring a prosphoro (bread for Holy Communion with special stamp) with which we can do the Divine  Liturgy.
     5. Also, the memorial services (mnimosyna) shall be done at 12:30pm after the Divine Liturgy from this Sunday 19/07/2020. You can bring a small plate of Kolyva, which you shall take home to share with your family. Please do not share it out in the Church.
     6. 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, please come on Sunday from 13:00 (1.00pm) – 14:00 (2:00pm) only.
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:  September 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 evening, from 7pm to 9pm 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.