29-30 SEPTEMBER

Michael Wynne-Parker,President of the Commonwealth SAMBO Association presided over the 1V Presidents Cup-Commonwealth SAMBO  Finals  in London.

Teams from Commonwealth countries competed with teams from the USA and Russia. The World Championships will take place in Sochi,Russia,10-12 November.

October 1st

Michael Wynne-Parker has been appointed Head of The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Approval for the establishment of the Society in the UK was given on June 26th at a meeting of the IOPS Council in Moscow presided over by Mr Sergei Stepashin,Chairman.

The Society was established in 1882 under the protection of Alexander 111 whose brother Grand Duke Sergei became first President. Upon his death in 1905 his widow Grand Duchess Elizabeth Presided until  1918-later Canonized as Holy Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna.

The Society continues to develop the original aims of the society to sustain the Christian heritage within the Holy Land including the protection of churches,schools,hospices,monasteries, and to organize pilgrimages,conferences,seminars and cultural activities.

Shortly the UK Branch Trustees and Advisory Board Members will be announced.

HRH The Prince of Wales Visits Russian Orthodox Cathedral

HRH paid his second visit to the Cathedral in Ennismore Gardens, London to attend a Service of Thanksgiving and Concert in celebration of the 90th birthday of HM The Queen.  He was received by Archbishop Elisey and the Trustees, Michael Wynne-Parker, Adrian Dean, Anton Zakharov and Alexei Motlokhov.

Posted by Simon Jennings on Tuesday, 13 December 2016