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The Orthodox Church Of St. John Of Shanghai

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Charity no. 106905 Date registered. 17/01/2018

Public benefits

The direct benefits which flow from the purposes include the furthering of teaching, knowledge and information of the Orthodox Christian Faith as held and expressed in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR). The direct benefits also include pastoral care for Orthodox Christians, and the opportunity for furthering of spiritual well-being

for all. These benefits are shown through the feedback given by attendees and visitors – in person and as online reviews on the Facebook page. This purpose does not lead to any harm. The beneficiaries of this Charity are the general public, who are welcome to attend. This includes Orthodox Christians who are able to practice their faith and receive access to sacraments. A private benefit flowing from this purpose is gained by an individual who owns the building that is used by the charity if a rental price is charged. This is not the case at present but could be in future. In this case, as the building is necessary to the achievement of the purpose and the rent will be reasonable, the private benefit would be incidental and outweighed by the benefit to the beneficiaries.

What your organisation does

Through the provision of liturgical services, the provision and administration of sacraments, and through community outreach and evangelisation.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of religion

Who the charity helps

  • General public

How the charity works

  • Religious activities

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2019

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The charity's objects ('Objects') are specifically restricted to the following: To promote the Eastern Orthodox Christian Faith as held and expressed in the holy scriptures, holy tradition, and the canons, under the Episcopal care of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR); and in this regard being organized and established, to promote the teaching and practice of the Orthodox Christian Faith, to care pastorally for the Orthodox Christian community in Belfast in particular and N. Ireland in general, to facilitate liturgical worship, receiving into the Church those who sincerely wish to freely adopt and live according to the Church's moral and spiritual guidance, upholding these purposes and any related charitable purpose.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

  • 2 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • The Orthodox Church Of St John Of Shanghai, 4 Ashfield Drive, Belfast, BT15 3FT

Trustee board

Johanna Mcbride
Seaneen Maccarthy

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland
  • Belfast City Council