The Orthodox Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov at Walsingham, deep in rural Norfolk, has been active since its foundation in 1966, and holds regular services as well as being a place of pilgrimage. The church is also home to an icon workshop, and publishes liturgical texts. In 1978 the priest of Saint Seraphim's became a monk and took the name of David, and the church became a monastic control until Archimandrite David died in 1993.
If the architecture looks a little unorthodox (sorry about that) it is because the church was converted from Walsingham's disused railway station. The church is dedicated to Saint Seraphim of Sarov who was born in Kursk, a town in the west of Russia close to the border with the Ukraine.
* Saint Seraphim in Walsingham web site - do visit it for the inspirational story of the church.
* Icon workshop web site
* Orthodox Church in Great Britain
* Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain
Photograph of Saint Seraphim's taken taken by Pliable, 28th January 2006, image of icon of Saint John the woodworker from Saint Seraphim's web site.
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