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Coptic Orthodox Church, Bristol, UK

About Coptic Church

The word Copt is derived from the Greek word Aigyptos, which was, in turn, derived from “Hikaptah”, one of the names for Memphis, the first capital of Ancient Egypt. The modern use of the term “Coptic” describes Egyptian Christians, as well as the last stage of the ancient Egyptian language script. Also, it describes the distinctive art and architecture that developed as an early expression of the new faith.

H.H. Pope Tawadros II 

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patrarch of the See of St. Mark.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II was born Wagih Sobhy Baky Soliman on November 4th, 1952 in Mansoura. His father was an irrigation engineer and his family moved around during his childhood from Mansoura to Sohag and then to Damanhour. He received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy in 1975 from Alexandria University and earned a fellowship for the World Health Organization from the British International Health Institute in England in 1985. He attended the Coptic Seminary and graduated in 1983.

H.G. Bishop Antony

The first Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Ireland, Scotland, North East England and its affiliated regions. 

The founder and the first Abbot of St Athanasius’ Monastery in N.E. England, St Athanasius’ Monastery and St George’s Abbey in the Republic of Ireland.
His Grace Bishop Antony was born in Egypt and after graduating as a civil engineer, entered the monastic life in 1981 at St. Bishoy’s Monastery in Wadi-El-Natroun. He became a monk on 29th March 1981 and then called to the priesthood order by the name Axious El Anba Bishoy on 9th September 1984.


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St Marina Coptic Church Bristol,Blackswarth Rd, Redfield,Bristol BS5 8AP


Rev. Fr. Dawood Ava Mina

Opening Hours


10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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