Northampton is a large town in the Midlands region of the United Kingdom with a population of 200,000. It can be reached by road via the M1 Motorway (Junctions 15 & 16) and by rail from London Euston and Birmingham New Street. The county of Northamptonshire has a population of 650,000 including about 2,000 people of Greek origin who live mostly in Northampton.

The Greek community of Northampton dates back more than 40 years. The first Greek Orthodox services in the town were held at All Saints Church next to the market square and then moved to St. Peter's in Mare Fare in about 1973. In 1998 the Orthodox church moved to the building of old Princess Marina hospital chapel which was bought and is currently being restored by the Greek community.

St. Neophytos Church is one of over 110 Greek Orthodox churches in the Archdiocese of Thyatira and Great Britain and the only Greek Orthodox church in the county of Northamptonshire. It is located in Duston opposite the Princess Marina Hospital near Sixfields stadium.

St. Neophytos Greek Orthodox Church
Saint Neophytos Church,
St Crispin's Drive,

Services are held on Sundays at ~1000am. (See further down for details.)

Click here to see a map

Archbishop Gregorios with the community

Chairman: Mario Toouli
Mobile: 07773 556636

alternatively call Androulla Alexandrou 01604 647794

Interior of The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Neophytos

Look East BBC News video report - Restorers are having trouble keeping pace with wreckers who are repeatedly attacking a 19th Century Northampton church.
Chronicle & Echo newspaper report - Vandals forcing church to shut.

Next Church Services

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St. Nicholas' Day, 6 December
Christmas Day, 25 December
Boxing Day, 26 December
St. Basil's Day, 1 January
Epiphany, 6 January

Zacchaeus Sunday, 29 January (2017)

Triodion (2017)
Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican, 5 February
Sunday of the Prodigal Son, 12 February
Meat Fare Sunday, 19 February
Cheese Fare Sunday, 26 February
Great Lent (2017)
Clean Monday, 27 February
Last Day of Great Lent, 8 April
Lazarus Saturday, 8 April
Palm Sunday, 9 April
Easter (2016)
Palm Sunday, 24 April
Red Thursday,28 April
Good Friday, 29 April
Easter Sunday, 1 May
(Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017)

Pentecost (2016)
Whit Sunday, 19 June
Whit Monday, 20 June
All Saints Day, 26 June

Dormination of the Virgin, 15 August

Greek Flag Northampton Greek School

Classes from 9:45am to 12:45pm every Saturday

Malcolm Arnold Academy
Trinity Avenue
Northampton, NN2 6JW

We teach Greek Language (Speaking and Writing) as well as the Culture and History of Greece and Cyprus. Please feel free to come along and join one of our lessons.

Cyprus Flag

All you need to do to enrol is to turn up with your children on the day.

Teachers:Avgusta Stavrou and Anastasia Gratsa

Head Teacher: Georgia Piki
Chairperson: Dimitra Frangos
Tel: 07762211676 - 0789045638

Email:, Website:

Benefactors: Northamptonshire County Council

Enrolment: 30 students (as of April 2001).

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St Neophytos Celebration Day

St Neophytos Celebration Day
Tickets: Adults 10 Children ( under 12 ) 5
The Menu: Souvlaki with some side other Food and Desserts
Contact number: 01604 647794

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The Greek Show, Every Thursday 6-8pm on Inspiration FM 107.8

Inspiration FM, Northamptonshire's Multi-Cultural Community Radio Station

Inspiration FM 107.8, Northamptonshire's Multicultural Community Radio Station has been awarded a 5 year Coummunity Radio licence and came back on air on 24 July 2010.

The Inspiration FM Greek show has been running since 1997 and provides the only Greek radio programming in the UK outside of London to a potential audience of between 2,000 and 20,000 people of Greek origin.

The Greek Show will be on Inspiration FM every Thursday evening from 6pm till 8pm with DJ Aggie, DJ Mario, DJ Mazza and Dalia. We will keep you updated with the latest Greek community news and information and will be playing the latest Greek popular music, classic hits and new artists.



Restaurants / Kebabs / Fish 'n' Chips

The Greek Villager and Flair Bar, 49 Bromham Road, Bedford. MK40 2AA Tel. 01234 262750

Night Clubs

Hush, Albert Place, Abington Street; Music on 3 Floors.
Luxe, The Old School Building, Adelaide Place.

Hair and Beauty

Andrews Salon, Mare Fair, and St Giles Street
Salon 21, Gold Street, and St Giles Street
Studio One, corner of Lower Mounts & Abington Square


Clues Menswear, behind Debenhams off Gold Street
C2 Menswear, Gold Street


The Derngate Theatre is one of the UK's best and most popular entertainment venues.
The Royal Theatre is where the Doctor Who story "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" was filmed.


The County Ground is home of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club
Sixfields Community Stadium is home of Northampton Town Football Culb
Franklins Gardens is home of European Champions, Northampton Saints Rugby Club

Bedfordshire (population ~3,500)
Bedford est. 1981
The Orthodox Church of Agios Mamantos within the Transfiguration Church, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, Beds. MK42
President: Andronikos Pallikaros, Tel: 01234 341598/854305
Luton est. 1976
The Orthodox Church of St. Charalambos, 78a Castle Street, Luton, Beds. LU1 3JA
President: Michael Kareklas, Tel: 01582 599743
Presbyter: Stylianos Savva

Buckinghamshire (population ~3,000)
Aylsbury est. 1972
The Greek Orthodox Community of Agios Fanouriou within the Anglican Church of St. Mary, Church Street, Aylsbury, Bucks. Tel: 01296 424276
President: Maria Horton, Tel: 01296 485352
Archimandrite: Damianos Konstantinou
Milton Keynes est. 1989
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Ambrose and St. Stylianos within St. Martin's Church, Aylsbury Street, Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Services on last Sunday of the month at 11:30am
President: Niki Beales, Tel: 01296 720459, Website

Cambridgeshire (population ~3,000)
Cambridge est. 1968
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Athanasius and St. Clement, Bridge Street, Cambridge
Presbyter: Nikolaos Vernezos
Peterborough est. 1991
The Greek Orthodox Community of St. Cyril Patriarch of Jerusalem, Peterborough
President: Areti Mathewes, Tel: 01733 266560

Leicestershire (population ~2,000)
Leicester est. 1970
The Orthodox Church St. Nicholas and St. Xenophon, Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7LN
Presbyter: Antonios Stavrinou, Tel: 0116 2916518

Oxfordshire (population ~2,000)
Oxford est. 1966
The Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and the Annunciation of the Mother of God, 1 Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU. Tel: 01865 552597
Founder: The Most Reverend Kallistos, Metropolitan of Diokleia, Tel: 01865 554023
Presbyter: Oeconomos Ian Graham, Tel: 01865 772188

Warwickshire (population ~2,000)
Rugby est. 1987
The Orthodox Church of the Ascension, Clifton Road, Rugby, Warwicks. CV21 3QT
Presbyter: Kosmas Wittwer

West Midlands (population ~24,000)
Coventry est. 1964
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Transfiguration, Westwood Heath Road, Coventry, CV4 8GP. Tel: 024 76464286
Presbyter: Andreas Panagiotou, Tel: 01203 463507
Birmingham est. 1939
The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and St. Andrew, 8 Arthur Place, Summer Hill, Birmingham B1 3DA. Tel: 0121 236 3274
Presbyter: Kosmas Pavlides
Birmingham est. 1983
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and St. Luke, Magnet Centre, Park Approach, Erdington, Birmingham B23 7SJ. Tel: 0121 326 7221
Presbyter: Christos Stephanou

Sources: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyatira and Great Britain Yearbook, 1996 and 1998. The Archdiocese of Thyatira and Great Britain website. Population estimates are based on a UK Greek population of 500,000, with 300,000 living in London and 200,000 outside of London. Assuming each wholly owned Greek Orthodox Church serves a regional congregation of 1,500-2,000 (higher for those with a resident priest), each Greek community with a place of worship numbers 1,000-1,500, those without a place of worship < 1,000, and each Greek Orthodox cathedral in England (seven in London and one in Birmingham) serves a Greek Orthodox congregation of 38,500.

The Archdiocese of Thyatira and Great Britain
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia (Divine Wisdom)
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Luke
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