Library of the British Orthodox Church

Last updated 25th February 2009 
Name of library Library of the British Orthodox Church 
Address 10 Heathwood Gardens, Charlton London SE7 8EP 
Telephone 020 8854 3090 
Fax 020 8244 7888 
E-mail boc@nildram.co.uk 
Website http://www.britishorthodox.org 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Father Gregory Tillett, Librarian 
Purpose & main user community of the library Theology Library and Church archives. Church members and clergy 
Terms of access By appointment only. On written application for a day reader’s pass 
Opening hours M-F 10.00-16.00 
Disabled access  Steps to front entrance
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. Reference only 
Number of volumes  10,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  25
Current Periodicals  8
Other materials  2,500 photographs (see below); 5,000 pamphlets
Volumes added per year 250 
Coverage Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches; Catholic Apostolic Church (Irvingites); independent episcopal churches 
Special Collections Extensive photographic collection of Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox prelates and of Catholic Apostolic ministers and churches.  
Manuscripts Archives of the British Orthodox Church and its antecedents since 1866 
Research resource Oriental Orthodox Churches; Catholic Apostolic Church (Irvingites) 
Catalogue Type Computer; card 
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities Photocopying; copying of photographs 
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  2
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library The British Orthodox Church is part of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria