The Community of St Nicholas is a small Orthodox congregation
in Central Scotland, based in Dunblane, near the towns of Stirling,
Perth and Falkirk, and with rail links to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
We worship in a converted one-storey cottage in the historic
town of Dunblane in central Scotland. Some of us are British,
others are of other national backgrounds. Services are mostly
in English with a little Slavonic.
Some services are held on Saturday rather than Sunday, due to public
transport problems: many of us travel a significant distance to get
| Our church building, a converted cottage
Icons on an icon stand
Our priest is Father Alexander Williams.
He and his wife live next to the church. We belong to the Deanery of
Great Britain and Ireland, which forms part of the Exarchate of Orthodox Parishes
of Russian Tradition in Western Europe, under Archbishop Gabriel of Comana. The
Exarchate is under the authority of the Ecumenical
Patriarch. He is the "first among equals" of the Orthodox
Patriarchs, and lives in Constantinople (Istanbul) with an office
Our community is not wealthy but we hope it is friendly, and visitors
are very welcome! We are small in numbers, but with a great vision
for an Orthodoxy that is embedded in the culture of these islands.