In the largest Russian Orthodox Church in the British Isles:
Our Patriarch is Mordovan.
Our Metropolitan is Canadian.
Our Archbishop is German.
Our priest is English.
Our deacon is Romanian, married to a Latvian.
Our choir-director is French, but born in Africa.
Our visiting priest is a New Zealander.
Our main server is half-Russian, half-Chuvash, with Australian nationality.
Our oldest parishioner is half-Maltese, half-Irish.
Our boys’ construction club founder is Slovak, her nephews and nieces are half-Indian, half-Romanian.
Our beekeeper is Bulgarian.
Our altar boys are half-Italian, half-Russian / half-Ukrainian, half-English / half Guinean and half-Moldovan.
Our benefactors are English, Belgian, German, Venezuelan, Russian and Alaskan.
You are Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, English, Moldovan, Lithuanian, Greek, Latvian, Estonian, Cypriot, Syrian, Carpatho-Russian, Polish, Turkish, Scottish, Italian, French, Australian.
We are united by One Faith. Your parish is Colchester!