+St. John Maximovitch

"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern. The West was fully Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies." +Saint John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco

You are the inheritors of a precious treasure: the authentic and Orthodox rites that nourished thousands now in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Orthodox Church thanks you for preserving this tradition all these years, so that it could be restored to her through Western Rite Orthodox parishes. +Bishop Basil, Bishop of Wichita and the Midwest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.


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For the official ROCOR Western Rite site please click here.

Our sister Missions in the UK:
Saint Nectan in the West Country

Saint Aldhelm Chapel

To find Saint Aldhelm Chapel, make your way to Saint Dunstan's Antiochian Parish church at the corner of Bournemouth Road and St Osmund's Road, Poole, BH14 9JG.  Saint Aldhelm Chapel is located behind Our Lady's western rite altar on the right side of the main sanctuary; go up the steps and the door to the chapel is just on the right.  The chapel is used for the service of Western Rite Tierce at 9:30 a.m.  This allows us to attend the Antiochian Liturgy that starts at 10:30 a.m.

The Western Rite Altar at Saint Dunstan's Parish Church, Poole
Courtesy of Father Chrysostom, Parish Priest.
Saint Aldhelm's Chapel where we sing Tierce is behind this altar and
can be accessed by the steps visible on the left side of this photo.

Saint Aldhelm's Chapel