St James news update
St. James Mar Thoma Church - London

News Update

Sunday, 12th January, we will have Holy communion service in English at 10.15 am.

Sunday school  at 9.30 am.

There will be Youth meeting after service this Sunday

Prayer meetings.

South London area prayer group will meet at the residence of Shiju and Sheena on Saturday 11th Jan at 5.30pm. 

Address: 59 Bothwell Rd, New Addington, CR0 0NR.

North and West area prayer group will meet at the residence of Ashok and Meridith on Saturday 18th Jan, 5.30pm.

Address: 11 Hudson, AL7 2PN.

Edavaka Mission - Fast and prayer. 

There will be a fast and prayer meeting on Saturday 11th January 2020, 10am, at the residence of PK Edison.

29 Herbert Road, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 3LH. 

Youth Fellowship.

St James Youth League are organising a  Fundraising initiative to support with the church building project. The fundraiser is an interchurch sports event called 'Malankara Sports Meet 2020' to be held on 1st February 2020 (Saturday) at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Rd, London, SE19 2BB from 8:30am onwards. The event aims to bring together various churches approximating to 400+ participants to participate in a sports meet to encourage an ecumenical interaction and a sense of togetherness amongst Kerala Christian Youngsters in the UK between 15 - 35 years of age.  The Sports events for the day are:
  • 7 a-side Football (Male)
  • Rounders (Female)
  • Tug of War (Male and Female)
  • Athletics (100m & 400m) (Male and Female)
  • Relay race. (4x100m & 4x400m) (Male and Female)
Please contact the conveners of the event Ashwin Chakco and Joyal Shajan for further details. 

There will be a youth meeting in church after service on 5th Jan 2020 to update and plan for the event. 

Harvest Festival and Christmas raffle 2019.

As you know by the Grace of God we have had a successful harvest festival and Christmas raffle. If you have any payments due,  specifically in connection with  auction and raffle tickets, please make the payments to the trustees or the Harvest festival conveners as soon as possible so that the accounts can be closed and reconciled.

Mar Thoma Centre.

The building work have restarted after the Christmas and New year break and making progress. 

As informed at  the pally yogam, we have a deficit of over £200,000 to complete the project. This is over and above what have been already promised.    

Please continue to pray for the timely completion of the project and please make full payment go pledged amounts as soon as possible and  also it is important that the pledges are increased.

Late Mr AC Varghese.

Funeral service of Late Mr AC Varghese uncle has been arraigned for Wednesday, 15th Jan 2019. 

The details are as follows:

Date: 15/01/2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 9 AM to 10 AM at home (limited)
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Mitcham Road Cemetery (Croydon Cemetery), Mitcham Road, CR9 3AT.

(Directions:  Access is via Thornton Road (A23) or Mitcham Road (A236). Both entrances lead to the large crematorium car park and office. For satellite navigation, use postcode:
CR0 3AA for the Mitcham Road entrance 
CR7 6BB for the Thornton Road entrance.
These post codes are for the buildings next to the entrances).

Please continue to extend your prayer support to Varghese uncle's family at this time of bereavement. 

There will be a prayer at the residence of Late Mr AC Varghese on Sunday 12th January, 2020 at 7 pm.

Address: 13 Ramsey Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 6BX.

Noble Mathew

Dates for your diary of upcoming events.


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A parish of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church in the DIocese of North America and Europe
Registered Charity No: 1059210

Member of Churches Together in England
Member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Vicar: Rev. K K Kuruvila
Phone: 0203 730 5347
Mobile: 07903231829

Contact secretary:
Noble Mathew
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