elcome to the Community of St Nicholas

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our services during the current pandemic. However, each Sunday, material for prayers at home and reading the Gospel, with a meditation on it, is available. This is used simultaneously with all our community, starting at 11 a.m. to around noon. Please contact Fr Alexander to be put on the list. Anyone can join us.

The Community of St Nicholas is a small Orthodox congregation in Central Scotland, based in Dunblane, near the towns of Stirling, Perth and Falkirk, and with rail links to Glasgow and Edinburgh. We worship in a converted one-storey cottage in the historic town of Dunblane in central Scotland. Some of us are British, others are of other national backgrounds. Services are mostly in English.

Some services are held on Saturday rather than Sunday, due to public transport problems: many of us travel a significant distance to get to church.

Church of St Nicholas, Dunblane Our church building, a converted cottage


icons on an icon stand
Icons on an icon stand

Our priest-in-charge is Father Alexander Williams. He and his wife live next to the church.

We belong to the Deanery within the Archdiocese of Great Britain and Ireland, and our bishop is Archbishop Nikitas, who acts on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Ecumenical Patriarch is the "first among equals" of the Orthodox Patriarchs, and lives in Constantinople (Istanbul) with an office in Geneva.

Our community is not wealthy but we hope it is friendly, and visitors are very welcome. We are small in numbers, but with a great vision for an Orthodoxy that is embedded in the culture of these islands.

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