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The Chaplain

Fr Robin Fox has been serving as chaplain
to St Mary’s Belgrade since August 2004.

He was born in Chesterfield, England, and
brought up along with his three older sisters,
who, he says, read him their literature exam
texts instead of children’s books! Fr Robin
studied English Literature at Durham
University, then, after discerning his call to
the ordained priesthood, Theology at the
College of the Resurrection in Mirfield,
Yorkshire. He was ordained deacon in 1995
and priest in 1996.

As well as caring for St Mary’s, Fr Robin is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Apokrisarios (or official representative) to the Serbian Orthodox Church and chaplain to the British Embassy in Belgrade. He also pays pastoral visits to our sister Anglican community in Zargeb (www.anglican.hr) , where there is no resident Chaplain.

Fr Robin is out of the founding members of the British Society of Serbia, an organisation set up in 2015 to bring together the many different ex-pat groups and communities in Serbia, and also to raise money for charitable concerns. The Society’s charity for 2017 is Blazing to Serbia (www.blazingtoserbia.co.uk). 

Chaplain's Message

Summer, 2019

WELCOME TO ST MARY’S, BELGRADE!


I hope that you enjoy your visit to our web-site, and that you will also visit us in person at St Mary’s when you are in Belgrade. 


While Belgrade is not yet a city that looms large on the tourist map, it is a wonderful and vibrant place to be – and the Anglican community here shares in that vibrancy. Although we are officially an Anglican congregation we have members from many different Churches and denominations, and from every corner of the world – a diversity which is reflected in our worship (Sunday Eucharist, 11.30am; additional weekday eucharists for major saints’ days).


We are a small, but ever changing community, and we welcome anyone who would like to come and worship with us.



Alongside the regular worship life of the Church, we also hold Bible study and discussion groups – especially in the seasons of Lent and Advent, but throughout the year as well. Please contact me if you would like more details.


We also try to fulfill our Christian calling through charitable work, in the past we have supported a refugee camp for Internationally Displaced Persons (in this case Kosovo Serbs) at Grocka, near Belgrade, and the Belgrade Homeless Centre; we are currently wirking with Materinski Dom, an organisation providing help and accommodation for young, single or at risk mothers and their babies / children.

We have good and warm relationships with our fellow Churches – and we are regularly invited to use their buildings for our worship. It is one of the great joys of being here to see the ecumenical calling of Christ, expressed in His prayer from the Cross that all His followers should be one, being lived out in such a fashion, both within our congregation and in the fellowship we share with Christians around us.


Once again – a very warm welcome to you. I very much hope that we will be able to make that a personal welcome when you visit us.


Fr Robin Fox

Parochial Church Council

Dragana Filipović – Church Warden
Eilian Wyn-Jones – Church Warden
Anna Nikolić – Treasurer
Dušan Kovačević – Safeguarding Officer
Nenad Knežević – Archdeaconry Synod Rep
Gillian Gibbon – Archdeaconry Synod Rep
Esther Helajzen - Secretary
Isaac Nana Amissah Eshun
Maja Minić
Zoran Minić
Monang (Riko) Pandjaitan
Emmanuel Sholarin