Sunday of Thomas and Feast of St George at Kingston-upon-Thames

On Sunday, 23rd April 2023, the Sunday of Thomas, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain presided over Matins and concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. George in Kingston-upon-Thames. Among those concelebrating were the Priest-in-charge, Very Revd Archimandrite Aemilianos Papadakis, the Vicar General Protopresbyter Konstantinos Garibaldinos, Reverend Oeconomos Nikolaos Kokkinos, and Archdeacon Dr. George Tsourous.

Distinguished guests, including His Excellency, the Hon. Andreas Kakouris, the High Commissioner of Cyprus, the Hon. Christos Goulas, Consul of the Hellenic Republic, the Hon. Odyseas Odyseou, Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus, and Councillor Yogan Yoganathan MBE, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, along with his esteemed wife, also attended the feast.

The truly joyous day concluded with a hospitable reception hosted by the Community of St. George. The community prepared a rich meal, held a raffle, and organized a community celebration with various stands within the Church’s premises. Families, young adults, and other community members attended the event, making it a memorable occasion for all. The event not only strengthened the bond among community members but also raised funds to support its food bank as well as future church projects and initiatives.