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On 20 April, on the invitation of Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, Deputy Mayor of London Victoria Borwick visited the London Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints. His Eminence showed the church to Lady Borwick and made her acquainted with finishing restoration works.

Archbishop Elisey showed the Deputy Mayor the renewed interiors of the Cathedral, the renovated sgraffito frescoes under the arches and the mosaics, the new baptistery, and the small church. He highlighted the uniqueness of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows and the bell tower as a local sight and architecture object. His Eminence noted that, apart from the multinational Orthodox community, many people living in London, especially from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, visit the church.

The clergy and servants of the Cathedral warmly greeted Lady Borwick, telling her about the history of the Christian Orthodox faith on the British Isles from the early times of Christianity and until now, and the Russian church in London since the 18th century. They showed her the icons of the British Saints and the Royal Family, and told her about the parishioners and the parish work with children. Victoria Borwick expressed her admiration for the beauty of the church and its history, and was actively interested in the community life, wishing it all success.

Archbishop Elisey thanked the Deputy Mayor for the visit and wished Victoria Borwick God’s help in all good works, expressing hope for further cooperation between the Mayor’s office and the Cathedral.