September 5, 2016
It has been announced that His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain (ROCOR) is soon to resign from his British. An August 31st statement from the Chancellor of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland reads:
His Eminence Archbishop Mark will shortly be retiring as ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland. Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church outside of Russia (ROCOR) will take over administration of the diocese until new arrangements can be confirmed. The exact timing of this change will be announced shortly.
Archbishop Mark assumed pastorship of the diocese of London and Great Britain in 1986 when his predecessor, Bishop Constantine (Jessensky) of blessed memory, retired. He will continue in his capacity as hierarch of the diocese of Berlin and Germany.
The faithful of Great Britain look forward to the possibility of a resident, English-speaking bishop being installed in London next year.