Easter Season at St Paul’s


After no services for two years it was a joy to be able to hold our Easter Services again this Easter, albeit with limited numbers inside.  However we were once again able to make full use of our outside speakers to relay the services to those gathered outside.

Holy Week started with Palm Sunday and the procession outside around the Church, it continued with the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday until the joyous service on Easter Sunday itself when we celebrated Christ’s resurrection.   The church was adorned with beautiful vases of Lilies and a book of remembrance was made and presented to the Church for all to see.  After the service on Easter Sunday an Easter Breakfast was held with delicious food donated by the Congregation making a welcome return to celebrate with one another.

Our thanks go to Fr Leonard and all the team who worked so hard to make our Easter so wonderful.





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Living in Love & Faith

The Anglican Church in Greece

Holy Trinity Corfu

St Paul’s Athens

& St Thomas’ Crete

All around us we see changing understandings of human identity, changing patterns in relationships and families, changing sexual attitudes and activity. What does it mean for us as followers of Jesus to walk in love, faith and holiness today?

Living in Love and Faith (“LLF”) is a five-session course which provides a structured and accessible way for local groups to learn about and reflect on these questions of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. Through the use of videos and the study of scripture it enables Christians (especially Anglicans) to discuss the diversity of opinion on these matters. LLF was commissioned and commended for study by the House of Bishops of the Church of England. Bishop Robert Innes and Bishop David Hamid in the Diocese in Europe have asked every chaplaincy to provide opportunities for our members to participate in LLF. To that end the congregations in the Anglican Church in Greece are working together to do this online via Zoom. People outside of Greece are also welcome to participate.

Bruce Bryant-Scott, the priest in Crete, has agreed to facilitate the five sessions. We will meet Wednesdays at 7:30 – 9:00 PM EET (6:30 -8:00 PM CET).

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86791205487

The meeting ID is 867 9120 5487.

The dates will be:

Wednesday, January 12
Wednesday January 19
Wednesday January 26

Wednesday February 2
Wednesday, February 9

Advent Candle 1

Service for the 4th Sunday of Advent – 19th December 2021

St Paul’s Athens


Welcome to St. Paul’s Athens. Please join us after the Liturgy for refreshments in the garden. The notices are at the end. The presiding priest and preacher is Fr. Leonard. The deacon is The Revd. Deacon Christine Saccali. Please observe the Covid restrictions.


Entrance  (all are invited to stand)


Minister: Lift up your heads, O gates: be lifted up you everlasting doors; and the King of

                  glory shall come in.

All:            Who is the King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord who is mighty

                  in battle.

Minister: Lift up your heads, O gates: be lifted up you everlasting doors; and the King of

                  glory shall come in.

All:            Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.


Entrance Hymn  185 Sing we of the Blessed Mother


Priest:  Blessed be the kingdom of God

All:       Now and for ever.

Priest: The Lord be with you.

 All:      and also with you


Lighting of the Advent Candle

Priest: People of God, awake! The day is coming soon when you shall see God face to face. Remember the ways and works of God. God calls you out of darkness to walk in the light of his coming. You are God’s children.

All:      Lord Jesus, light of the world, blessed is Gabriel, who brought good news; blessed is Mary, your mother and ours. Bless your Church preparing for Christmas; and bless your children, who long for your coming. Amen


Harvest Blog

St Paul’s Harvest Festival Celebration – Sunday 24th October 2021






Harvest Eucharist

Wine Tasting

Harvest Lunch

          11 a.m.

          12.30 p.m.

          1.30 p.m


Tickets: Adults €15 / Children 3-10 €7

A coach will depart from the Church at 10 a.m.

For bookings please contact:

Lynn Stavrou – 211 1838 414 / 6938 325 088 lynnstav@gmail.com

For information on how to get there:

6946 504 839 / info@ktimakokotou.gr


Gifts of dried or tinned goods for the needy are most welcome



All attendees MUST bring proof of Vaccination, either on your mobile or certificate.

Thank you.


Click here for the Service Sheet in our “Blog News”


Bible STudies

St Paul’s Christmas Bazaar 2021 – a letter from Fr Leonard

Dear Friends

A date has been fixed for a Christmas Bazaar – Sunday 5th December 2021. Please fix that date in your diaries and planners now.

If you have been in Zappeion recently you will see that Aegli Restaurant is in a very sorry state – closed down and stripped of all fittings. There is no way that the Bazaar can take place as it has for several years now at Aigli. Anyway, to rent that basement space for one day cost €4,000, which is a huge bite into any money that is raised on the day.

Lynn Stavrou has booked the spacious entrance lobby outside the lecture theatre at the War Museum in central Athens. The cost for the day is €600.

Although the area at the war Museum is large, clearly we will not have as many square metres as in previous years, so we will all have to think differently for the Bazaar from now on. Not all the usual stalls will be possible, and not as much space can be given to all the stalls. Flexibility will be the order of the day, but the most exciting thing is that we are planning a Bazaar this year. You will recall that COVID restrictions in 2020 prevented us from having any fund-raising events.

Lynn Stavrou will co-ordinate the stall holders this year.

We are now inviting you to consider if you would be willing to organize your stall again – or offer to help support stall holders in some way. We also need manual help in setting up and clearing away tables, and help with transporting some items from Karneadou 6 to the Museum, and back again at the end of the day.

PLEASE contact Lynn Stavrou about your stall, or Trevor Kamuzonde if you can offer help with furniture moving on the day. Act now at this early stage by indicating that you would like to run a stall, and experience will inform you that it is time to start collecting and preparing for your stall.

COVID restrictions: we will of course be subject to any restrictions that apply to the Museum, and it will be the Museum authorities that decide if the Bazaar proceeds or is cancelled. This will not be a decision made by the Wardens or Fr. Leonard.


Lynn Stavrou

Trevor Kamuzonde

Leonard Doolan                         September 2021

Summer Raffle

The Great St Paul’s Summer Raffle is here!




  • Get your tickets online by sending an email to lynnstav@gmail.com – tickets cost €2 each or you can purchase 6 tickets for €10. You can pay either via  e-banking:
  • BANK: Bank of Piraeus
  • IBAN: GR82 0172 0500 0050 5008 6327 479
  • or by using  PAYPALwww.paypal.me/StPaulsathens


  • Payments should include your name, the description “Summer Raffle” and your email address, so that we know who is sending, for what purpose and to let you know if you win a prize! We’ll then email you with your ticket numbers. The draw will be done in the Church garden after the service on the first Sunday following the close of the Raffle (date to be announced). Ticket holders are invited to come along and maybe collect a prize.  If you are a winner but can’t be there, or if we are obliged to do the draw via Zoom, winners will be notified by email.
  • Prizes can be collected during daily opening hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday) or during coffee time after the 10 a.m. Sunday liturgy, on presentation of the email you received giving your ticket numbers. The winner will then sign to confirm receipt of the prize.  Please note: prizes will be kept for a fortnight (2 Sundays). If not collected during that period, they will be entered into a forthcoming raffle. In the event of a lockdown, the fortnight counts from the date the church reopens.


Bible Study Blog

June Bible Studies – Exodus

Leonard Doolan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  3 texts supplied *- 4th Session text still to be decided.

Topic: Bible Study – Exodus

Time: Jun 4, 2021 07:00 PM Athens

        Every week on Fri, 4 occurrence(s)

        Jun 4, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 11, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 18, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 25, 2021 07:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZ0tc-6orzIsHN2YSAAsh7B7AYbVApPumTex/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGhrj8tGtWcth-ORpx5Ao-gKPTzmFhdgo0PpSzEIjNbNSGhF9tABJNvIM3d

Join Zoom Meeting


 Meeting ID: 890 4701 9669

Passcode: 01yi2C

*Exodus First Session

*Exodus second session

*Exodus third session


Updated Covid restrictions and Social Distancing regulations – a message from our Chaplain

Dear All

 As you know I have been trying always to ensure that our compliance with Government COVID restrictions conform to legal interpretation from our lawyer, Mrs. Papatsori.

I was able to speak with her this morning. Nothing has changed yet in terms of 1 person per 15sqm inside the church – double masking. Outside we should be 2 metres away from each other, seated.

Free self-testing for those ‘essential for the worship’ has now ended. Instead a Vaccination certificate is required – either the Greek one or the EU COVID passport, proving that the individual is vaccinated (or a CPR test, 72 hrs before, or a more recent negative self-test.) I have to hold a copy of this certificate in the church. People around the altar, the Wardens, and Sidesperson, should provide one of the forms of certification in order to undertake their duty. The same is required for those attending the Swedish Mass.

Coffee after the service is still not permitted – ‘by analogy’ (the phrase used by the Government regulators) coffee would have to be at tables, no one standing, tables socially distanced, ‘coffee servers’ masked and tested. Clearly we cannot comply with this as yet. Let’s hope for the future….

The Government seems keen to progress by encouragements or advantages towards vaccination. We will see how this affects the churches.

Thanks for continued patience.

Fr. Leonard

130 lilies

Easter Lilies

A big thank you to all those who donated 130 lilies in memory of their loved ones. you can see the virtual lilies above and below, the  beautiful flower arrangements that were placed in the Church for Easter Sunday.. The names of your loved ones are given below and will also be written in the Easter Book of  Remembrance, which will be available to view in the Church when it re-opens.

Once again we are hugely grateful to Mary Pelides for making these wonderful flower arrangements to decorate the Church.




Maurice Ashford


Ann Skinner,


Hardy, Lounton and Griffin families

Anthony Antoniadis. Christine Woodlands  . Karl Darley.


Donald Orr, Carolyn Grandstaff,  Costas Makaritis,
Sandra Makaritis
Marjorie, Dimitris, Pat, Mary, Mario,

Zoe, Pantelis ,Maria, Anastasia, Vera.


Maria, Paraskevas, Maria, Eftsathios, George, Ephraim, Salome, Momo 8


Matilda Amartey family


Jenkins/Dedes Families


Angela Hutton, Pat Mills, Pam Nicholson, John and Roseabelle Newton, Arthur and Rose Wayt, Moscha Arabopoulou, Peter Contraros. Alex maroukis Dimitri maroukis, Wendy mansell


Jack and Margery Bradley