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We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) in the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe (ROCOR), striving to live the Orthodox Faith.

We are a growing community from various backgrounds, with people from The Russian Federation, The Baltic States, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and  the USA with some converts to Orthodoxy  and others exploring the Faith. At the last count we had 16 nationalities. We use the Julian Calendar and our services are mainly in English with some Church Slavonic. We are a traditional parish  and very welcoming. If you are Orthodox already and looking for a parish, we are a lovely community to join. If you are interested in the Orthodox faith you are most welcome to contact us. 


Divine Liturgy every  Sunday at 10.00 a.m. and some Saturdays at 9.00 a.m.

Contribution Lunch and talk by one of the clergy after the Liturgy on the last Sunday of the  month

Online cathechism with Father Justin and Father Deacon Alban by arrangement

There is normally an Akathist at 6.30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening except in Lent when it precedes the Presanctified Liturgy


For arrangements of services  please see the details below

       Father Paul, our parish priest, can be contacted on 07926194031 or frpaulelliott@aol.com





  • Regular members of the congregation will be informed of services by text message.
  • Private arrangements for confession or receiving of Holy Comunion are always possible.


      Church  services.


Saturday 29th April  Great Vespers  6.00 p.m.  

Sunday 30th April

Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women

Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. Contribution Meal and Annual General Meeting after the Liturgy
Saturday 6th May Moleben to St George 9.00 a.m. Prayers for the King
Sunday 7th May Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 10th May Akathist 6.30 p.m.  
Sunday 14th May Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 17th May     N.B. no Akathist
Sunday 21st May Divine Liturgy 10.0 a.m.  

Wednesday 24th May

Leavetaking of Pascha

Divine Liturgy


Great Vespers of the Ascension

10.00 a.m.


6.00 p.m.


Thursday 25th May

Feast of the Ascension

Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  
Saturday 27th May 

Divine Liturgy ( at Durham Mission)


10.00 a.m.


at the Durham Mission

St Elisabeth's

Sunday 28th May  Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. Contribution Lunch and talk..."What is an Ecumenical Council."
Wednesday 31st May

Moleben to St Constantine and St Helena


5.45  p.m.

6.30 p.m.

Saturday 3rd June General Pannikhida 9.00 a.m. Decoration of the Church
Sunday 4th June

Divine Liturgy 

Shortened Vespers and Kneeling Prayers

10.00 a.m. Bring Cake!
Wednesday 7th June

Moleben to St John the Baptist 


5,45 p.m.

6.30 p.m.

Prayers for the Durham Mission
Sunday 11th June Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. Apostles Fast begins Monday 12th June
Wednesday 14th June

Divine Liturgy


10.00 a.m

6.30 p.m..

Fr Justin's Namesday
Saturday 17th June

Divine Liturgy

(at the Durham Mission)

10.00 a.m. Durham Mission
Sunday 18th June  Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 21st June Akathist 6.30 p.m.  
Saturday 24th June Great Vespers 6.00 p.m.  
Sunday 25th June Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. Contribution meal and talk
Wednesday 28th June Akathist 6.30 p.m.  
Sunday 2nd July Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 5th July Akathist 6.30 p.m. Visit of Aidan Harrington, Seminarian from Jordanville

Thursday / Friday 6th/7th July

Nativity of St John the Baptist

Possible additional services TBC TBC
Saturday 8th July Holy Baptism TBC Hopefully at Lindisfarne / Durham Mission

Sunday 9th July

Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God

Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m.  

Wednesday 12th July

St Peter and St Paul

Divine Liturgy 


10.00 a.m.

6.30 p.m.

Fr Paul's Namesday
Sunday 16th July Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. (Fr Paul at the Cathedral)

Monday 17th July

Royal Martyrs

    (Fr Paul at the Cathedral)
Tuesday 18th July Divine Liturgy 10.00 a.m. possibly in Little St Elisabeth's
Wednesday 19th July Akathist 6.30 p.m.  
Friday 21st July Akathist to Kazan Icon of the Mother of God 6.30 p.m. Probably followed by Choir Practice
 Saturday 22nd July  Great Vespers  6.00 p.m

Decoration of the Church for Altar Feast

Visit of Bishop Irenei

Sunday 23rd July

Parish Altar Feast

Greeting of the Bishop

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy

Blessing of new bells

Moleben and Cross Procession

9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.



Hopefully an organised meal in a local venue in walking distance from the church.


If you have any concerns please contact Father Paul on 07926194031 or frpaulelliott@aol.com




  • A new Schedule of services has been published above for May, June and July.
  • The Divine Liturgy is currently served on occasional weekdays and Saturdays  It is always on Sundays at 10.00 a.m. Please check in the schedule of services published above.
  • A simple peoples' service book in English and Russian can be downloaded and printed. You can find more services under "Liturgica" on this website.
  • An Akathist or Moleben will be served most Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m. though in Lent it precedes the Presanctified Liturgy at 5.30 p.m. on a number of Wednesdays (see above).
  • A moleben to St John the Baptist is served monthly to pray for our mission parish in Durham.
  • Baptisms will normally take place on Saturday mornings during or immediately after Divine Liturgy or at about 10.00 a.m.
  • Choir Practice has  resumed but is now up at church.
  • Please note, the Children's Room in Church is out of commission for redecoration etc from Sunday 26th February for approximately 3 weeks. We are sorry for the inconvenience but it will be a great improvement once it is finished.

Children are welcome at the Divine Liturgy. If they need a bit of "time out" there is a place for them in the side porch where mums or dads can sit with them with some toys and books and they can still see what is happening in the Liturgy. Children's Church tries to meet monthly on a Saturday afternoon.

This Parish supports the Fund for Assistance. Please consider this in your giving.

 Father Paul will send £500 to this Christmas appeal this year. We are very fortunate at St Elisabeth's and so should look at opportunities to support those priests and parishes far less fortunate than ourselves.

Well done St Elisabeth's!


Fr Paul now serves a few more weekday services. 


Moleben of intercession

There will normally be a Moleben of intercession or Akathist before the relics of St Elisabeth, St Barbara and St John of Shanghai  served on some Wednesdays at 6.30p.m.   These services may be subject to change due to Fr Paul's commitments. It is best to text Fr Paul on 07926194031 to check if it is going ahead.

Great Vespers

Great Vespers is often served on the eves of Great Feasts

Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is served on some Saturdays  at 9.00.a.m. and , whenever possible on Great Feasts. 

Presanctified Liturgy

This will be served during Great Lent normally on most Wednesday evenings after the Akathist  and  on some Friday Mornings


These are served on request and on some Saturdays during March and April or on Sundays after the Divin Liturgy


The Choir

Church Singing is a very important work in any Russian Orthodox Parish. Matushka Elizabeth is the choir director and works hard to enable the choir to sing as beautifully as possible. We are blessed with some very good singers and the choir does a wonderful job creating the right prayerful atmosphere for the Holy Liturgy.  If you feel you are able to contribute to choral singing please speak to Matushka. We especially need singers for occasional and weekday services.


Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
Servers at the Feast of The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
At last a Stichar to fit Nicholas
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
New Red and Gold Vestments for the servers
Serving at the Holy Liturgy

Since the earliest times young men served in the altar. This is important work as it enables the Bishop or Priest to concentrate on the prayers. The traditional vesture for a server is the Stichar, which was originally a decorated garment which covered the toga in the Eastern Roman Empire. The vesture assists the server to step into the role and stay focused upon spiritual work. We have a number of servers at St Elisabeth's who greatly add to the solemnity of the service and therefore the sense of holiness. Some new vestments have just been made for them at the Convent of St Elisabeth, in Minsk. Some of the funding for this has come from Lena Miloshovich in memory of her mother Dushanka. Father Paul is very grateful for those who assist him in the altar. If you are interested in serving in the altar, please talk to Reader Chad.

Fr Paul, Subdeacon Chad and Baby Anna
Fr Paul, Subdeacon Chad and Baby Anna
Fr Paul, Subdeacon Chad and Baby Anna
Baptising your child in St Elisabeth's


We are delighted that you would like to have your child baptised in our church. Baptisms are normally conducted at about 10:30 on a Saturday morning though other arrangements can be made. The post code of the church is CH45 5DE. Father Paul’s phone number is 07926194031 and his email is frpaulelliott@aol.com  Please fill in the online Baptism Registration form and email it to Fr Paul. For details of having your son or daughter baptised in St Elisabeth's please follow this link : Baptism in the Russian Orthodox Church



Ludmila and Paul's Wedding
Ludmila and Paul's Wedding
Ludmila and Paul's Wedding

Getting married in St Elisabeth's can be arranged. Normally, the couple must be married in the Registery Office first unless the Registrar is present. The couple should both be baptised and free to marry. The chief bridesmaid and the best man should be of the Orthodox faith. Couples should normally ask Fr Paul to seek a blessing from Bishop Irenei before the wedding is arranged especially if either the bride or the groom are not of the Orthodox Faith. A blessing can be granted, though any children of the marriage must be brought up Orthodox. Weddings take place normally at 13:00 on a Sunday and only then outside the church fasts.

St Elisabeth's Russian Orthodox Church - Liverpool, Wallasey, Birkenhead

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