Visit of His Grace Bishop Maximos of Meletine

Dear Faithful of Lampeter Orthodox Church,

Our parish will be honoured to receive a visit from His Grace Bishop Maximos on the 18th/19th November.

Divine Liturgy will be served in Lampeter on Sunday the 19th with the Bishop.

The Liturgy will followed by a meal which will take place at the University in Lampeter.

There will be a delicious range of food available catering to all tastes/needs, wine, soft drinks, teas coffees etc all included. 

We will ask a minimum donation for the cost of the food and wine of £20.00 for those 18yrs+ (if your donation could exceed this, the excess will contribute to those who have limited means). Please contact me to confirm if you wish to attend.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet the Bishop and we hope as many members of our parish as possible will be able to come.

Arrival of Bishop at Church.      10.00hrs
Hours                                        10.00hrs – 10.30hrs
Divine Liturgy.                           10.30hrs – 12.15hrs

Lunch Reception                       13.15hrs – 16.15hrs
Departure of Bishop.                 15.45hrs

In Christ

Tim Stowe

Parish Chairman


Pilgrimage to Llanilltud Fawr / Llantwit Major

Pilgrimage to Llanilltud Fawr / Llantwit Major

Our pilgrimage to Llanilltud Fawr / Llantwit Major organised by Fr Nicholas of the  Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, Cardiff. 

St Illtud’s Church, a cradle of Christianity in Wales, former site of St Illtud’s monastery and school of learning for many saints of the age.

O Illtud the wise and most learned of men
you trained many disciples to be holy and Christ-like.
Such men and women are needed as never before.
Pray continue your intercession for us all

Trip to Romania

Trip to Romania

Sorin Verman is arranging a Church trip to Romania.
Direct flight :Liverpool Cluj Napoca România(Transylvania)Transport Coach A/C, guide. Accommodation Hotel 3 & 4*Breakfast included
Flights tickets not included (current cost approx £80)
Holiday package above without flight tickets £290/pers

If you are interested please contact Sorin Verman ( for more details and to arrange a deposit.

See the full itinerary below:

Monasteries in Transilvania and Moldavia Romania MAY 2023
direct flights Liverpool Cluj (Transilvania ) around £ 83 /pers
holiday package including 3 or 4* hotels accomodations
Coach A/C ,guide English speaker
Day I
Departure in the morning from Cluj to Turda. Visit one of the most beautiful salt pans in the country. We continue on the way to the Monastery of St. Ana from Rohia, the place where
spent the last years of his life Nicolae Stainhardt, the author of “Journal of Happiness”. Evening accommodation in
Baia Mare.
Day II Breakfast. We start for Sapanta. We see the famous “merry cemetery” – famous all over the world
for the paintings and verses full of understanding and humor regarding the life and work of the deceased. Then we are visiting the Peri Monastery. The next stop of the day will be in Sighetul Marmatiei. We will visiting here
Memorial to the Victims of Communism and the Resistance. The former prison was transformed into
exhibition space. The Maramures Village Museum will be the next stop in the city. Then we start
towards Moisei to see the Monument of Heroes. On the way we stop at the Barsana and Monasteries
Bogdan Voda. Accommodation in Borsa.
Day III Breakfast. We start for Viseul de Sus, from where we will take a walk of half a day with
house in a beautiful area. (the last forestry railway line served by active steam locomotives
). We then leaving to Gura Humorului. The Humor Monastery will be the first objective of the day. Then we continue with
The sparrow. Founded by Stefan the Great, the monastery was included in the world heritage because
architecture and the painting technique used here. Accommodation in the Gura Humorului/Suceava area
Day IV Breakfast.
Sucevita Monastery is the first stop of the day. Then we will enter the Monastery
Putna, the place where the great King Stefan the Great rests. Departure to Iasi with a stop at
Neamt Monastery. Stop in Humulesti at Ion Creanga’s house(Childhood writer ) We see the coast of the hill and on
the banks of the Ozana Cetatea Neamtului. Overnight stay in Iasi.
Day V Breakfast. Breakfast. We are visiting the city: the Palace of Culture, the City Cathedral,
University, Church of the Three Hierarchs. Copou Park with Eminescu’s Lime, etc. Free time in
the central area, possibly climbing up to the Cetatuia Monastery from where you can see the panorama.
Departure for the Bicazului Gorge and the Red Lake passing by the Ancuti Inn. Accommodation in Targu Mures.
Day VI
Breakfast. Walk through the city center at Targu Mures: City Hall, Theater, Palace
Cultures, the Catholic Cathedral and the Reformed Cathedral, the medieval walls of the city, etc.
Then we head to Sighisoara Walking tour in the old town. We see the Towers, the Great Square,
The gates, the walls of the old fortress, next to which the local legends intertwine in a story about
the most beautiful medieval city in this area of ​​Europe. Free time in the city. Departure to Cluj ,fly back home!!