About Us

Saint Edward Brotherhood

The Saint Edward Brotherhood was established at Brookwood in 1982 to prepare and care for the Church in which the sacred relics of Saint Edward the Martyr are now enshrined. A small monastic community chants the services of the Church daily at the Shrine, and their numbers are augmented on Sundays and feast days by a number of Orthodox believers of many different nationalities.

The monastics support themselves financially by candle and incense making and bookbinding. The Brotherhood also administers the Orthodox Aid Fund through which it makes donations to church, humanitarian and environmental causes throughout the world.  Last year (2016) the amount raised was over £16,000 all of which was given to charities other than King Edward Orthodox Trust Co. Ltd which administers the property. To donate to the Orthodox Aid Fund, please make cheques payable to 'Saint Edward Brotherhood' and send them to the Brotherhood address.

KEOT Co. Ltd. is a registered charity and donations can therefore be 'gift aided' by  donating online via the Charities Aid Foundation secure portal (below).

Our Synod

Our community is under the Synod of Bishops of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece, presided over by His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens, and under the immediate archpastoral care of His Grace, Bishop Ambrose of Methoni, himself a British-born convert to Holy Orthodoxy. In receiving and enshrining the sacred relics of Saint Edward the Martyr, we bear witness to the fact that for many centuries the light of Orthodoxy shone in these isles, and we look back with gratitude and filial piety not only to the spiritual heritage of the Orthodox peoples of the East, whose witness has kindled a love of Orthodoxy in our hearts again, but also to the spiritual athletes of our own land, who shone forth in piety in the first ten centuries of the Christian era.
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