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The Anglican Church in Greece

posted by Newcomers Bulletin Board



The Anglican Church in Greece has been under strict lockdown

and therefore closed.

For this year only - St Paul’s has been granted special permission

to celebrate Easter with the Orthodox church.


Because churches are closed we are holding services on zoom.

12.00 noon –  Sunday Zoom Service Login for Sundays until 25/04/2021



Please see our website     


or  Facebook page for details.


You can buy lilies in memory of your loved ones


fill our Easter basket with virtual Easter eggs to make a donation.

We are a registered charity with no income of our own. 

You can also buy cards etc online


Deacon Chris broadcasts weekly reflections on Saturdays

at 9 am live

or catch up on her Facebook page - Christine Rosamund Saccali.


She will be online every day during Holy Week at 9am with reflections from Archbishop Stephen Cottrell's book The Nail.


Deacon Chris 6977377655

Newcomers April Newsletter

posted Apr 7, 2021, 11:35 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Members

It’s time  to take a break and sit down to relax with your April newsletter. 

Thanks to our contributors, as always, and to Vicky who does a wonderful job with the layout. 

Enjoy this issue - and the weeks leading up to Greek Easter. 

 And stay safe and well! 

Chris Grant-Bear

Converting UK Drivers Licence to Greek

posted Mar 12, 2021, 6:17 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


This Greek Government link has information about many aspects regarding arrangements after the transition period - including driving licences…

Might be useful to Newcomers as a starting point.


Ask a driving school they will tell you were to go

Member Recommendation :

John Bougatsas from a driving school in Maroussi specialises in coordinated the whole process at a low cost and really I cannot recommend him enough.

 All details in this link

Converting U.S. Drivers License to Greek

posted Mar 12, 2021, 6:11 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

The following is general information for only those having a U.S. drivers license on how to convert to a Greek license, as I do not know how the Dept. of Motor Vehicles operates in other countries.  Please note that the first step must be contacting the Greek consulate/embassy nearest the state from which your drivers license was issued to confirm this info, as Greek regulations tend to change frequently.


-You need to get your US driving records delivered from the DMV to the Greek consulate nearest the state of issue.  If you have a U.S. address you can have your driving records delivered there, by a simple online application, but someone has to actually take them to the consulate.  The consulate then has to send the driving records along with a cover letter to the Ministry Of Transportation in Greece, stating that the license is valid, has not been suspended, etc.  This could take days or weeks, depending on the consulate.   Before you begin this process, definitely call up the consulate/embassy, because each state operates differently.


-Two medical exam certificates by doctors (accompanied by receipt of payment) who are affiliated with the Ministry Of Transportation.  This is an eye test and general pathology test, most local eye doctors and pathologists are affiliated and can do this.


-Copy of ID or Passport


-If non-Greek citizen, resident's permit or similar document


-Current driver's license 


-Translation of both sides of the current driver's license either by a lawyer of the Ministry Of Foreign affairs in Greece.


-Three passport- style pictures (The two are for the doctors)


-Application for the printing of the license.  (What will actually be written on it)


-50 EUR for issue

-30 EUR for the printing

- Χαρτόσημο receipt


Once the Ministry Of Transportation has all the documents, it takes 30 days to get your license.  They give you a temporary license on a piece of paper, but the police do not recognize this if you get stopped, regardless of what the Ministry officials tell you.


March 2021 Newsletter

posted Mar 10, 2021, 12:32 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Newcomers

There’s definitely a  Greek feel to this month’s newsletter, with articles on heroism, remembrance and pride filling its pages in honour of the 200th  anniversary of Independence Day. 

I hope you enjoy learning more about the modern history of Greece, the country that is home to so many of our members. 

The COVID battle continues. . . Please stay safe and well! 

Chris Grant- Bear

February 2021 Newsletter

posted Feb 8, 2021, 7:11 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Members

Another month and another newsletter! 

As always, I thank our members who continue to contribute so our newsletter can keep us connected in some small way during this pandemic. 

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy putting it together for you. 

So, take a time out, pour that cup of tea - or coffee - and catch up with our news!

Stay safe and well, 
Chris Grant-Bear

January 2021 Newsletter

posted Jan 16, 2021, 1:06 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Members

Enjoy our latest newsletter, with thanks to all who contributed!

Stay safe and well. 

AMURTEL fundraiser

posted Dec 18, 2020, 12:54 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Newcomers,

AMURTEL is holding our annual year-end fundraising campaign. It ends on Sunday, December 20 so there is only 3 days left. Your help in any amount will be much, much appreciated!

I'm sending along a link to the campaign video as well as the link to donate. The theme of the campaign this year is based on a poem called But One Country by a British author/poet, Rod Duncan. He has graciously given us permission to use it and I have included it at the end of this letter.

The video is here and the donation page is here

Thanking you so much and wishing you wonderful holidays, even in lockdown :-)

All the best,


St. Paul's Anglican Church, Athens - Christmas Services

posted Dec 14, 2020, 12:14 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Friends

Due to government Covid restrictions our Christmas Services will be via Zoom this year. Zoom logins will be found on our website at: and copies of the service sheet will be posted nearer the time.


Christmas Eve (24th) at 6 p.m. via Zoom

Christmas Day (25th)  at 10 .15 a.m. via Zoom

Christmas Day Liturgy at 12 Noon via Zoom.

Jean Mertzanakis (Hon. Secretary - on behalf of Father Leonard and all at St. Paul's)

Seasonal News from the Holy Apostles Catholic Church

posted Dec 14, 2020, 12:11 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Voula, tel 210 895 8694

There is daily Holy Mass at the Catholic church in Voula and this is live streamed on the Parish Facebook page at AGIOI Apostoloi Voula. The programme in English is available on this page. We wish everyone a happy and Holy Christmas and good health !

The soup kitchen and charity shop have been closed due to the government restrictions to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Shopping at the Chairty Shop by individual appointment may now be possible. 

For the latest information please call Anna at 697 351 6470.

Due to lack of storage space the church cannot accept donations of clothes and other items at the moment. 

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

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