« Bishop Panteleimon of Orekhovo-Zuevo and Bishop Mathew of Sourozh met with chaplains of London hospitals. »

On June 28, 2018, His Grace Bishop Panteleimon of Orekhovo-Zuevo, Vicar of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Service and His Grace Bishop Matthew, Ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Sourozh,  visited the London Hospice of Marie Curie and the Royal Hospital in the London borough of Hampstead.

The Most Reverend Archpastors were accompanied by Father Dmitry Nedostupenko, secretary of the Diocese of Sourozh, subdeacon Anton Zakharov, Head of the Social Department of the Sourozh Diocese, Vadim Nesterenko and members of the delegation of Bishop Panteleimon.

During the visit, meetings were held with Robert James Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton (Anglican Church), Anglican chaplains Tony Kyriakidis, Tasha Critchlow and Claire Carson.

During the meeting, the parties shared their experience of social work in Russia and the UK, discussed general aspects of church ministry in hospitals and hospices, noted the need for church chaplains to participate in life of the society.