Welcome to St Mary and St Philopater Church Coptic Orthodox Church in Bolton
Discover the rich history and spiritual journey of St Mary, a vibrant Coptic Orthodox community nestled in the heart of the United Kingdom. Our church stands as a beacon of faith, embracing diversity and fostering a welcoming environment for all.
Join Our Mission to
Improve The Future For All
Join Us in Worship
Experience the transformative power of our regular liturgies, where prayers ascend, hearts unite, and the divine presence fills our sacred space. Whether you’re a longtime member or a newcomer, all are welcome to join us in worship.
Youth Ministry & Community Outreach
Nurturing the next generation is at the heart of our youth ministry. Engage in spiritual growth, educational programs, and fun-filled activities designed for our youth. Additionally, discover the impact we make through community outreach initiatives, reflecting our commitment to serving others.
Discover Coptic Orthodoxy
Delve into the richness of Coptic Orthodoxy with our comprehensive guide. Explore the core beliefs, practices, and traditions that shape our faith. Whether you are a seeker, a newcomer, or a lifelong member, there’s always something new to discover.
Connect With Us
St Mary Church is not just a place of worship; it’s a community that cares. Connect with us through social media, subscribe to our newsletter, and stay informed about the latest news, events, and inspirational messages from our clergy.
Get Involved - Be Transformed
Join our community and become a part of a dynamic and loving family. Whether you seek spiritual growth, fellowship, or a place to call home, St Mary Church invites you to embark on a journey of faith, transformation, and community.
Stay connected with our community through a myriad of events, from traditional liturgies to engaging discussions and social gatherings. Check our calendar and join us in celebrating the beauty of our shared faith and fellowship.
Who we Are
The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the most ancient Churches in the world, founded in the first century in Egypt by Saint Mark the Apostle and writer of the second Gospel of the New Testament. A conservative Church, it has carefully preserved the Orthodox Christian faith in its earliest form, handing it down through generations, remaining true to the Apostolic doctrines and patterns of worship. The Church’s spiritual approach emphasises holiness, Divine Mysteries and fellowship, rooted firmly in the canons of the Holy Scriptures, the apostolic and Orthodox creeds, the teachings of the Church Fathers and the first three ecumenical councils.