Church of England Diocese in Europe

About Us

We have been providing regular Anglican worship in St Petersburg, Europe's 4th largest city, since 1723 (albeit with an 'intermission' from 1919 to 1993) and are part of the Eastern Deanery within the Church of England's Diocese in Europe

We are a community of people from St Petersburg and the world. The congregation includes residents of St Petersburg, both permanent and temporary; international students; and visitors to the city for business, culture or leisure. We seek to support and care for each other and we offer an open welcome to those only here for a short time.  

We are a family friendly church with a regular 4pm Sunday service which meets in the ground-floor chapel of the Lutheran Petrikirche. The forms of service are based on the Church of England's Book of Common Worship. On most Sundays, there is Holy Communion. Everyone in good standing with their own Christian denomination is welcome to take a full part in the service.

We also offer baptisms and services of prayer & dedication after a civil marriage, as well as the renewal of wedding vows, and we run confirmation classes. We currently do not have our own resident priest-in-charge so services are instead led by visiting Church of England locums or licensed 'Porvoo' clergy from the Finnish Lutheran Church, as well as by lay worship leaders.

There are many nationalities and Russian speakers in the congregation but the medium of worship and conversation is English.