St.Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, Cranfield Road


St Gregorios is one of only two Indian Orthodox (or Malankara Orthodox Syrian) Churches in London, the other being in Blackfriars. The building was given to the Church by the Church of England in 2005 and had previously been a hall belonging to St Peter's Church, opposite.


The Brockley church is presided over by Vicar Rev Fr John Samuel.

The Indian Orthodox Church traces its origins back to St Thomas the Apostle in the first century.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It really does attract people from all over London, there were tons of people heading from Brockley Station up to the church and back on Friday - and probably today as well.

Wickhamer said...

As a resident who lives nearby I have something to say about the presence of this church. It is an absoulte pleasure to have it here. You get to see a beautiful procession at Eastertime. The congregration are quiet, polite, friendly if you choose to engage with them, not to mention immaculately turned out, presumably their sunday best.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful:

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Tamsin said...

I was driving down through Peckham at just after midnight last night and it was lovely seeing the congregation spilling out from the tiny Greek Orthodox Cathedral after the Easter eve service, all seeming deeply happy and with their lit candles.

Transpontine said...

This church has always intrigued me - must admit I am theoligically rusty on the different parts of the orthdox church. There is also a Greek Orthodox church on Crystal Place triangle, and when I wandered past recently the door were open, it is a magnificently sumptuous building inside.

Headhunter said...

They demolished the original Victorian wall and railing out front a few years back without bothering to check if they needed planning permission. Thankfully Lewisham BC have acted and made them replace it, although obviously the replacement looks much newer....

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