Saint Dunstan of Canterbury Orthodox Church

Christ is Risen!


Truly He Is Risen! Glorify Him!

A Parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

Saint Osmund's Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9JG

Parish priest: Fr Chrysostom, tel. 01202 602628;
Assistant priest: Fr Filip, tel. 01308 868543

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Welcome to the web site of St. Dunstan's Orthodox Church, Parkstone. We are a community of Orthodox Christians gathered under the pastoral jurisdiction and spiritual care of the ancient Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, originally founded by the Apostles Peter and Paul (See Acts. 9:26). As a local worshipping community, we share the faith of the one, holy Orthodox-Catholic Church of Jesus Christ and are in full communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and all other local Orthodox churches, tracing their provenance and faith, unchanged, back to the Apostles themselves.

We proclaim this Christian faith as we have received it from the Holy Tradition of the Apostles. Calling all to repentance, we strive to live out our faith in the holy, consubstantial, life-giving and undivided Trinity. We seek the kingdom of God through the liturgical worship of the Byzantine rite, through prayer and the ascetic struggle and in the fellowship of the gospel, bearing one another’s burdens, till we reach the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our faith, and our life in Christ. We also invite you to join us on the Lord’s Day to experience the mystery of the gospel through the Orthodox Divine Liturgy as handed down from the ages. We worship on Sundays with Orthros (Matins) at 9.30am and The Divine Liturgy, served at 10.30am..

Our church building is a structure of considerable architectural interest and is owned by The Bournemouth-Poole Orthodox Christian Foundation (reg. charity 1140071).



Vespers is normally served on Saturdays at 5.00pm and on Wednesdays at 6.00pm. Fr. Chrysostom is available for Confession afterwards or by appointment. Orthros is served before the Divine Liturgy on Sundays at 8.45am.

For other services, etc., you can use the download button below to see our current Newsletter for all services this month

A reminder about how you should act during Holy Communion. Please use the button below to download our Parish Etiquette Booklet


Over recent weeks, Saint Dunstan’s has been forced to carry out extensive (and temporary) work to make the roof watertight in order to avoid further damage to the structure and interior of the church. These costs, over £ 7000, were unexpected and so not budgeted for, as we had hoped to secure funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for structural work on the roof by now. The funding process goes on, but we need to raise enough funds to pay for the work carried out.

If you are a parishioner, please review what donations are possible within your means.

We need this building, in good shape, to continue the life of the parish.

We also appeal to all non-parishioners to help us keep this splendid building, Grade II* listed, and of national and international architectural and artistic importance, in good shape until structural work can be carried out, hopefully later this year. The unique building is a landmark in Parkstone, Poole, and is the only Arts & Crafts Free Byzantine style basilica in the United Kingdom.

Donations, anonymous or otherwise, can be made through the “Donate now!” button below, or in person, in the church, in the collection box for this purpose.

Thank you for your help and support.

For direct donations to the Restoration Fund, click on the button below


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