The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Andrew
External view of the churchThe altar

Orthodox Cemetery

Kensal Rise Cemetery

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The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Andrew

This holy Cathedral was originally an Anglican Church dedicated to St Barnabas. The building was constructed in the style of a three-aisled basilica without a dome.

Since becoming Greek Orthodox, the building has undergone a process of renovation and refurbishment in a harmonious way to reflect the Greek Orthodox Church, so that the Christian faithful who enter it feel that they are in a Greek Orthodox place of worship.  All internal walls and ceilings have been decorated with great devotion by a master iconographer from Athens, with biblical scenes and representations of prophets, saints and martyrs in the traditional Byzantine style.

The above works began under the guidance and supervision of the then Archimandrite Chrysostomos Mavroyannopoulos, who served as Archimandrite from April 1961 to 1970 and who was born on the Greek Island of Naxos. In 1970 the Oecumenical Patriarchate promoted the Archimandrite to the office of Bishop of Kyanea and the Bishop continues to this day to supervise the overall running of the Cathedral.

This holy Cathedral is an ecclesiastical institution and registered charity known as St Andrews Greek Orthodox Cathedral Trust governed by a board of seven Christian Orthodox trustees. The Cathedral is currently served by five distinguished clergy. In addition, there is a further charitable organisation, the St Andrews Greek Ladies Voluntary Organisation, which was founded in 1966 under the presidency of Mrs Katie N. Papathomas, who relentlessly continues the work of the organisation to the present day.

Amongst other charitable activities, the organisation supports and maintains the St Andrews Greek School. The School operates under the auspices of the Cathedral every Saturday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. It is located in the building adjoining the Cathedral, also owned by the Trust.  The Pupils of the School learn the Greek language and culture and are taught about the Orthodox faith and our spiritual history.

The hours of the church services and functions are as follows:

Sundays and major Feast Days

9.00am – 12:30pm

Other Weekday feasts and Saints’ Days

9.00am – 11.30am

Saturday Vespers

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Weekday Vespers (where applicable)

5.00pm – 6.00pm

Every Sunday after the service (except during school holidays), talks in English on Orthodox Spiritual Life are given in the Church Hall from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Refreshments are provided.  All are welcome.


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Kentish Town Road, London NW1 9QA

Tel: 020 7485 6385/0198
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The Rt. Revd. Chrysostomos Bishop of Kyanea

The Very Revd. Archimandrite Chrysostomos Michaelides

The Very Revd. Protopresbyter Andreas Garivaldinos

The Revd. Oeconomos Constantinos Garivaldinos

The Revd. Deacon Nikolaos Kokkinos