Church History

The church was originally started in 1976 in Luton by Charalampia (Chambou) Sakka whose zeal and courage to start a Greek community has been achieved with very hard work. The church was purchased with funds from donations and situated in Luton town until 2009. Structural problems in the building made the community move to the new site in East Hyde, which was an abandoned, non-functioning Anglican church. The church building has undergone major repairs, such as the roof, which was very costly and has made the church fall into an ongoing big debt. However, the church committee has managed to create a beautiful church with a crafted Icon-Screen adoring the front and new icons installed. The three chandeliers kindly donated by a shop in Cyprus have been installed which brighten and liven the church. In 2016 we managed to built an adjacent hall where refreshments are offered after services. Our future plans are to build other facilities urgently needed. Our aim is to ensure the church will be the legacy to the generations of Christian Orthodox in Luton and the District but also for all pilgrims and visitors who like to pray and ask for St. Charalambos' help.