« On the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost, the Most Reverend Matthew,Bishop of Sourozh, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the St. Elizabeth metochion in Rocks Farm, Bodiam »

On January 13, 2019, on the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost, before the Epiphany, the day of remembrance of the righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King and James, the Lord's Brother, the leave of the feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Right Reverend Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh, made an archpastoral visit to the Bishop's metochion of the Holy Venerable Martyr Elisabeth in Rocks Farm, Bodiam and led the Divine Liturgy in the metochion's house church.
His Grace was assisted by Priest Dimitry Nedostupenko, Secretary of the Diocese of Sourozh, and Protodeacon Vadim Santsevitch.
Parishioners and pilgrims from various cities of the Great Britain prayed at the service.
After the Liturgy, His Grace addressed the audience with words of preaching and spiritual edification, after which he warmly thanked  nun Marfa (Persianinova), the elder sister of the metochion, for her many years of work on establisbing church and economic life in the metochion.
During the meal, young parishioners, together with their parents, performed a festive Christmas play.