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On 9th of October 2013 a Russian Orthodox Liturgy was held in the Church of St Patrick, Islandeady, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, for the first time. The Orthodox community was welcomed by the Catholic parish. Two years later the Orthodox community was welcomed by Rev Fr Val Rogers in Christ Church, Castlebar.

From 2016 to 2019 the chapel of St Patrick’s Monastery was used for Orthodox masses. The Monastery kindly allowed us to use their meeting rooms for our Sunday School. A lot of the members and volunteers of Candle of Grace are from the Russian speaking community and belong to the Orthodox Church. Fr Ioann (Ivan Kazadojev) comes twice a month to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with the community.

In November 2019 we moved Islandeady, just a few miles from Castlebar. It’s a former St Joseph’s National School, Leitir, Islandeady, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland, F23 RY60. The premises are used both for the Sunday School and liturgies. If you are interested, please get in touch with us about the schedule of upcoming services.