Romanian Orthodox Church

The Parish of Philothea the Martyr and the Venerable Bede

St Philothea

The Diocese of Norwich has kindly given our community permission to hold services at St Mary’s Church, Gillingham.

Services cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19 outbreak

— Every Sunday and Major Feast Day Divine Liturgy is celebrated, 10- 11.30 am.

— Each Friday, we hold an Evening Service, starting at 7.00 pm.

All are welcome to worship with us

If you have any questions in advance, please contact the priest, Father Liviu Barbu ( or the churchwarden, Mr Nicholas Meade (

Bede of Jarrow

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The Romanian Orthodox Church in Norwich and East Anglia.


In October last year, Father Liviu and the congregation held the first Open Day at the church for parishioners from across the Waveney Benefice to meet with those now worshipping at St Mary’s Church, Gillingham.

This year, they invited their neighbours in Gillingham and parishioners from across the Waveney Benefice to visit St Mary’s Church between 3 and 5 pm, on Saturday, 21 September, to meet the congregation and have a cup or tea or coffee.