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Stalham Orthodox chapel welcome bishop to service at former police station building

PUBLISHED: 15:30 13 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:41 13 February 2019

The Bishop, two Priests, Sub-Deacon, Reeader-in-training, and new arrival baby Noah. Photo: William Harrison

The Bishop, two Priests, Sub-Deacon, Reeader-in-training, and new arrival baby Noah. Photo: William Harrison

A tiny Orthodox Christian congregation welcomed their bishop to a service at their new chapel in a former north Norfolk police station.

The former police station building in Stalham where the St Fursey's congregation meets. Photo: Wiliiam HarrisonThe former police station building in Stalham where the St Fursey's congregation meets. Photo: Wiliiam Harrison

St Fursey’s, an Orthodox Christian community, who used to worship in a tiny church built in their priest’s back garden, celebrated the Eucharist at a service led by the head of their church, on Sunday, February 10.

Bishop Silouan, who is the head of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian church, visited the church, now based at the former police station in Stalham, and led by Father Stephen Weston, to bless the building.

Reader William Harrison said the bishop’s visit was enjoyed by the church, and added: “Especially because it’s such a small congregation - there are only 15-20 of us.”

The congregation moved into the Rivermead building, in Stalham, at the end of last year, where they plan to grow the congregation.

Services are held at 10am every Sunday, and on the first Saturday of every month.

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