Bible Study Blog

A short order of service for Praying daily at home in the morning and evening

+Both morning and evening begin with:

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy  Spirit. Amen.

 +Morning only:

Come, let us sing to the Lord:

Let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving:

And raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

For  the Lord God is a great God:

And a great King above all  gods.

In his hands are the depths of the earth;

And the heights of the hills are his also.

The sea is his for he made it;

And his hands have moulded the dry land.

Come, let us bow down and bend the knee;

And kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture

And  the sheep of his hand.

+Evening only:

Behold now, bless the Lord,

All you servants of the Lord;

You that stand by night in the house of the Lord.

Lift up your hands in the holy place

And bless the Lord:

The Lord who made heaven and earth

Bless you out of Zion.



ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH ATHENS DIOCESE IN EUROPE Everything We Touch – A Mothers’ Union Service for Mothering Sunday


Welcome to this service for Mothering Sunday, a celebration, not only to thank God for all Mothers but to thank and recognise all those who nurture us through our lives, including God.

The work of the Mothers’ Union around the world is about nurturing individuals, groups and communities by enabling them to improve their quality of life and providing opportunities for communication and reconciliation within families. The MU facilitates a network of parenting groups, provides a range of support for families and produces resources on issues important to adults and children.

Leader: ‘As truly as God is our Father, so truly is God our Mother, and he revealed that in everything, and especially in these sweet words where he says: I am he; that is to say: I am he, the power and goodness of fatherhood; I am he, the wisdom and the lovingness of motherhood; I am he, the light and grace which is all blessed love; I am he, the Trinity …’ (The Showings, Long Text, Mother Julian of Norwich, 14th century)

Worship Focus

You are asked to light a candle and put it in a window or place where it can be seen at 9pm greek time tonight. Please extinguish it when you got to bed. This is an initiative asked of us by Abps of  Canterbury and York. ( see Church of England website)

Nurturing God,

we light this candle

in recognition of the great care and love

you have for each one of us.

All Nurturing God,

we praise and thank you.

Nurturing God,

we light this candle

in thanksgiving for all mothers,

for all they do, or once did,

for all they give, or once gave

and for all they mean and will always mean.

All: Nurturing God,

we praise and thank you.

Nurturing God,

we light this candle

for all families

throughout the world.

All Nurturing God,

we praise and thank you.

Nurturing God,

we light this candle

for the family of the Church,

here and everywhere. And for all peoples.

All Nurturing God,

we praise and thank you.

Nurturing God,

we light this candle

for all who nurture

and encourage others may we do the same as we journey together as one..

All Nurturing God,

we praise and thank you


sermon news


Due to the widespread affect of the current Coronovirus outbreak the Liturgies at St. Paul’s are cancelled for the next two weeks -22nd March and 29th March.

This includes the Wednesday Liturgies.

The Annual Meeting due to be held on 29th is postponed until a future date.

ALL CONCERTS booked in St. Paul’s are cancelled until the end of March when we will make an assessment of the situation.

To find out if services are resuming on April 5th please check our website and Facebook page.


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PLEASE NOTE that all CONCERTS at St Paul’s have been cancelled by their Organisers with immediate effect.  This is in line with Government Policy.

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages for further information and for details of when the concerts will re-commence.  We apologise to everyone for their disappointment and pray that these measures will be effective in helping to eradicate the virus so that we can welcome visitors to St Paul’s once again.

sermon news

St. Paul’s Anglican Church response to the Coronavirus

St. Paul’s Anglican Church response to the Coronavirus

At public worship:

  • Sanitize hands on entering and leaving the building
  • Do not shake hands or do ‘kissy-kissy’ greetings
  • Have gel or wipes with you at all times
  • Bread only distributed at Holy Communion

We will follow Government directives about any church closures. The Wednesday Liturgy is suspended for the next few weeks anyway.

If St. Paul’s has to close, and no worship can be provided there will always be a weekly sermon posted on the website – in printed form, and where possible, a voice recording. You can access these also on Facebook.

There is a very good ‘Daily Prayer’ app that you could download for free, and you will get Anglican Morning and Evening Prayer provided. It is very simple to use.

At home you might set aside time each day for some quiet reflection and prayer. Keep in touch with the elderly and in particular any known to you who live alone. At present shops that deliver food can stay open.

Pray for one another, and all who are suffering worldwide from this virus – including those whose livelihoods are affected eg. tourism


Bish blog

Bishop Robert visits the Anglican Church in Greece

The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, known to us as Bishop Robert, arrived in Athens on Tuesday 18th February, accompanied by his wife Helen. On the Tuesday evening they attended a reception at the new Swedish Centre in Plaka hosted by Father Bjorn and subsequently visited Holy Trinity, Corfu and St. Andrew’s, Patras.

In Athens they attended a formal dinner for the leaders of several denominations, scholars and academics. This was hosted by H.E. Kate Smith, British Ambassador to Greece. During the visit Bishop Robert met with His Beatitude Geronomis, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, and presented him with a specially commissioned icon of Father Sofronios of Essex who, as a monk from Mount Athos, travelled to England and founded a monastery there. A visit to Hestia Hellas, the centre for migrants and refugees suffering from trauma which is supported by St. Paul’s, also took place.


The first Community Connect Coffee Morning of 2020

Wednesday 12th February saw the inauguration of the new Swedish Centre as the venue for our Community Connect coffee mornings. The address is Sotiris 7, Plaka, beside the lovely little Church of the Metamorphosis and very near to St. Paul’s. The building is traditional in many ways, with sturdy wooden staircases between floors and windows with wooden surrounds overlooking Plaka’s streets. About 50 people were present to catch up with news after the Christmas break, celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and enjoy the Vassilopitta, blessed by Father Leonard. As usual, Anne and her helpers did sterling work, setting up in new surroundings and working out what went where. The atmosphere was cosy and welcoming and we once again felt that we were in a little bit of Sweden.


Thank you St Paul’s

Dear friends

Through our Facebook and Web pages we’d like to thank you all for the beautiful ornament which you so kindly presented to us on our last day at St Paul’s.
It has been our pleasure and an honour to serve the community and in turn we thank you for the warmth and friendship that has been extended to us.  We believe that you will be a hard act to follow as we look for a new Church Community to belong to.


Your statue now has pride of place in our sitting room and will serve as a constant reminder of our time in Athens as well as a tug on our heartstrings to come back to Greece where we have both left a little piece of our hearts.


Please share this with anyone who might not be able to view this as we extend to them and to you all our sincere thanks.

With love from Nigel and Caroline xxx


Jerusalem blog
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 7 – 16 September 2020

Led by Fr Leonard Doolan, Senior Chaplain Athens

10 Days based in Jerusalem and Galilee


“It is always very moving to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, there is so much to see and experience and learn together. St Jerome said: ‘Five gospels record the life of Jesus. Four you will find in books and the one you will find in the land they call Holy. Read the fifth gospel and the world of the four will open to you”

Organised by McCabe Pilgrimages, an organisation who has been running these tours for many years, the trip will entail a 6 night stay at the Golden Walls hotel in Jerusalem visiting many Biblical and Historical sights such as The Mt of Olives, Bethlehem, The Via Dolorosa and the Dead Sea.

Thereafter a Three night stay at the Ron BeachHotel by the Sea of Galilee with visits to places associated with Jesus’ early life and ministry.

For more information and full details of the programme please click here