The Debre Tsion Kidist Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church has been serving the Ethiopian community in London, United Kingdom since it was founded by a small group of the faithful in 1976. The Church has since grown in size and in the scope of the services it renders to Ethiopians. The church has performed countless Christenings, Weddings, Funeral and Memorial services.
It has conducted the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Mass on every Sunday, and has offered Holy Communion, Confession, and the teachings of the Holy Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Faith. Maskal (Feast of the Holy Cross), Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are celebrated according to the Orthodox Calendar, in the ancient manner of the Ethiopian Church. Our mission is to uphold the centuries-old tradition and values of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and; to increase the awareness of our community in London about the history, cultures, languages, and tradition of Ethiopia; and to provide services consistent with our religion, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church practices. We hope this site will enable you to actively participate in the different services and programs given by Debre Tsion Kidist Mariam. The Medium serves as a means of communication with and facilitates participation in the different activities of the church. It will eventually enable those who do not have close access to a place of worship to participate in Mass and other services from home.
The primary objectives and purposes of this Church are:
a) To establish and maintain a Church of religious worship in accordance with the teachings of Christianity as adopted by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.
(b) To conduct and maintain services of divine worship and religious observance according to the traditions and values of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church . To offer Orthodox Tewahedo religious services every Sunday and other Orthodox holidays.
(c) To provide spiritual and cultural programs in order to increase understanding of the history, culture, languages and values of Ethiopia.
(d) To Provide Baptism, Christening, Marriage and Burial rites (Faith) to the followers of the Orthodox Tewahdo Christianity faith.
(e) To build a strong orthodox community that promotes the teachings of Our Lord to love one another and that does not condone ethnicism, tribalism and racism.