HH Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia – 16th October

HE Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, Head of the Russian Orthodox Church of Great Britain and Ireland and Michael Wynne-Parker, Diocesan Trustee hosted a Reception and Dinner in honour of HH Patriarch Kirill during his official visit to the UK.  Present were representatives of different aspects of British society from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.  HH was piped in by Major Potter of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and Miss Maria Oaks, Harpist, played traditions Welsh, English and Irish airs.

HH Patriarch Kirill blessed the icon of Royal Martyr Nicholas 11 which has been presented by the people of Russia to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental HQ in Edinburgh.

HH Partiarch Kirills visit marks the 300th Anniversary of the London Russian Orthodox Church and included the Festive Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Dormition, Ennismore Gardens, London, and meetings with HM The Queen and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury.

HH Patriarch Kirill Addressing Guests
HH Patriarch Kirill addressing the guests. Michael Wynne-Parker and Alexey Maslov

HH Patriarch Kirill and Michael Wynne-Parker

Michael Wynne-Parker addressing HH
Michael Wynne-Parker addressing HH. Sir Angus Grossart (HH left) Count Tolstoy (right)

HM King Kigeli V – 22nd June

Michael Wynne-Parker, Chairman of the Guild of Travel and Tourism, presided over a Dinner in honour of King Kigeli V of Rwanda, who was celebrating his 80th Birthday, at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London.  Various African and European Monarchies were represented.  Speakers included HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia,The Marquess of Reading, Major General Jonathon Shaw, Ian Paisley MP, Lady Olga Maitland and Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh.