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St Thomas Syrian Orthodox Church (previously St Saviours for the Deaf)

St Thomas Cathedral is the main church of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.

Acton, Greater London

Opening times

Sunday morning: 11.30am to 1pm
Other access: our monks, in the adjacent Syriac Centre are happy to conduct tours of the listed building at reasonable hours during the week.


Armstrong Road
Greater London
W3 7JL

The Syriac Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom (SOC-UK) is a Patriarchate Vicariate of the Syriac Orthodox Church that is headed by the His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. SOC-UK has its main site at St Thomas Cathedral in London, where the Archbishop HE Mor Athanasius Toma Dawod Dakkama resides.

The architect Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe was the leading church architect of the 20th century. The church building displays Maufe’s characteristic pared down Gothic manner, influenced by contemporary Scandinavian church design and having strong affinities with contemporary British work by Charles Holden, Giles Gilbert Scott and others. The institute building forms a low podium, with simple mullion and transom windows, flat roofs and stepped, Ziggurat like massing particularly emphatic around the main east doorway on Old Oak Road.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Famous connections

  • Captivating architecture

  • Train station within 250m

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Orthodox Church

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