Welcome to the website of the
Mar Thoma Congregation Scotland
The Mar Thoma Congregation Scotland is an Ecumenical Christian fellowship in Scotland under the Mar Thoma Syrian Church and its North American and Europe Diocese. The Holy Communion is held once in a month and the service is in Malayalam and follows the Mar Thoma Church liturgy. A cottage prayer meeting is held once in a month at the residence of the members.
Family Conference UK
The 32nd Mar Thoma Family Conference held from 29 to 31Aug 2014 at Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre, Stone, Staffordshire. The aim of this years conference is to reflect on the challenges faced by our families in various spheres of their daily life and how to nurture their faith and impart the same to the next generation.
“Christian Family Life in a Migrated Context”.
The main speakers this year were H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mor Meletius, Metropolitan Diocese of Thrissur Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and H.E. Ranjan Mathai, High Commissioner of India. The Tabore Mar Thoma Church, Manchester (UK) hosted this year's conference and around 600 delegated attented the three day event.
Good Friday Service
We were blessed to have our Diocesean Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa in Edinburgh for our Good Friday Service. The service was held at Danderhall Miners Club Hall on Friday April 18th 2014, 10 am to 2pm. We had members from other congregations attending this special service. Special thanks to all who made this a blessed event.
Farewell to Rev Sam John and AGM
Our Achen Rev Sam John is leaving to Kerala after three years blessed service in the UK. We will be having a meeting after April 13th Sunday service to thank his service and Kochamma will be joining us in this meeting. We will be also holding our annual general body meeting after the service to approve the report and accounts for the financial year 2013-14. All members are requested to attend with prayers. Rev Paul Singh will be blessing the occasion.
Tenth aniversary of our Congregation
We celebrated the tenth aniversary of our Congregation on Sunday 9th March 2014 after the holy communion service. Rev Sam John and Rev Paul Singh blessed the occasion and remembered the service rendered by all in the past for the growth of the Congregation. The Congregation started as a small prayer group in 2003 under the leadership of Rev Sham P Thomas, who was then doing his doctoral studies at the Edinburgh University.
Theodosius Thirumeni's visit to Edinburgh
Our diocesan bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Thirumeni visited us on 25 August Sunday. Please see the short report from the Secretary on the days happenings. More photos to follow soon.
Our Church picnic for 2013 was at the Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy on August 11th Sunday .It was a day for all to enjoy with great barbecue and weather. Thanks to all who contributed for the success of the event.
Holy communion service
Our next service will be on Sunday 12th October 3pm at the Old Saint Paul's Church, Edinburgh. Our vicar Rev. Roney Cherian will lead the Holy Communion Service. There will be Sunday school and tea after the service at the church hall.
Our Cottage Prayer for the month is on this Saturday, 27th Sep 2014, 4.30pm, at the residence of Dr. Varghese Mathew (Roy) , 14 Inchgower Road,Stepps,Glasgow G33 6JB. Phone : 0141 779 4892 and Mob: 07852 589871.
Members who wish to receive email updates on the Church activities please email email@example.com
North America and Europe Diocesan Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa
Sinai Mar Thoma Centre
Merrick New York USA 11566
Rev. Roney Cherian