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The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Great Britain and Ireland (formerly the Episcopal Assembly of the British Isles) consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of the British Isles (the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, as well as Ireland), representing multiple jurisdictions. It is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of the British Isles is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."

Until the formation of the Assembly on June 21, 2010, there had not previously been any Inter-Orthodox Episcopal committee in the British Isles.


The assembly began when delegates from the 14 autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches met at the Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Switzerland, on June 6–12, 2009.[1] At that time, the conference decided to sanction the establishment of episcopal assemblies in 12 regions of the so-called Eastern Orthodox diaspora which are beyond the boundaries of the autocephalous churches. Such assemblies have the authority to propose future administrative structures for the Church in their respective regions.


The current jurisdictions in the region include the following, ordered according to diptych:

See also


  1. ^ "The Orthodox Diaspora". Retrieved 2024-01-16.