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

News Update

 Dear All,

Tomorrow, 17th May 2020, we will have divine  service at 10.00 am via Webex. Please see the details below.

Kent area prayer group will assist in the service.

Start Time: 10.00 am.
Meeting Information
Meeting link:
Meeting number:
958 633 184
James2020 (52637202 from phones and video systems)
Host key: 
Sunday Morning Worship. Start 10am
More ways to join
Join by video system
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.
Join by phone
+44-20-7660-8149 United Kingdom Toll
Access code: 958 633 184

The meeting site will be open from 9.50 am, please dial in or use the link to connect through your computer so that the service can start on time.
The service will be using the Parasyaradhana Karmam. If you do not have a copy, you may download a copy (transliterated) from the link below.

Lectionary for this Sunday:

Lesson1. Mic 4: 1 - 7
Lesson2. 1 John 5: 1-12

Gospel: Luke 24: 36 - 49

Please note the following whilst you are online.

Mute your microphone on your devise and only turn it ON when you are leading the prayer or asked to lead the prayer. This is to prevent echo and other possible disturbances to the audio. 

Try and connect through one device per household and the whole family to attend the service together and create an atmosphere of corporate worship within your home.

Let us prayerfully attend the service.

Zonal intercessory Prayer

This Sunday, 17th May 2020 @ 8PM, our Diocesan Episcopa  Rt Rev Dr Isaac Mar Philoxenos will be leading the meditation and the intercessory prayer. Could you please arrange to forward this e-mail and attachment to all our families and please announce this in your next church service.   
Please note this is a new WebEx link for 17th May 2020 @ 8 PM prayer. 
Webex Link:
Meeting password: marthoma (62784662 from phones and video systems) 
Phone number:  020-76608149
Meeting number (access code): 956 457 984,then add#   

Prayer meetings.

Important announcements.

Area prayer groups are meeting via Webex or Zoom. This is organised by the area representative jointly with Achen. Area rep will inform the date, time and how to join the meeting. You may contact your rep for details. 

Today evening 7pm, North West are prayer group will meet via Zoom.

Next Saturday (23/05/20), Kent area prayer group will meet via Webex @ 7pm

Since we are not able to physically meet, the election of area representative to the executive committee, area prayer leader, area prayer group treasurer, area sevika sangham rep and area edavaka mission rep for the year 2020/21 will be elected in the upcoming area prayer meetings.

Response to the corona virus epidemic. 

Achen is sending daily devotion via WhatsApp and I believe it has been a great source of comfort to all of us. If you are not receiving it please let me or achen know.

Although we are not able to meet in person, if you have any needs please do not hesitate to contact Achen, area representative, office bearers of the church and organisations.

The executive committee have met and set up a volunteer group consisting of Ashwin Chacko, Anisha Varughese, Rony Eapen, Iju Thomas, Alex M Mammootil and office bearers as ex-offico and respective area committee members as primary contact and to coordinate the efforts.

It is important at this time we extend practical help and support to our membership, neighbours and those who are badly affected. Given the social distancing guidelines and restriction on travel, it is best this to be organised on a local prayer group level. If you are aware or you yourself are in need of help please let Achen, Secretary or your area prayer group representative know.

Practical help can be anything from help with shopping, if you are self isolating, to help and advice  with essential services and financial help for basic essentials. We have set aside a budget for this from our charity fund.

We have already helped couple of groups of overseas students with provision who are stranded in London due to travel restrictions.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, please do so. Church bank account details are given below.

Prayer Request.

A number of our members are suffering from Corona Virus. As you may know Mr PK Edison is making progress and still under.  By the grace of God Edison is making progress and continuing with the treatment in hospital. Please continue to uphold in prayer Edison and also all our members and all those who affected by this virus in UK and worldwide. Please also continue to pray for those who are working in our NHS, care facilities and essential services.

Let us also thank God for keeping us all safe and those who have had the virus and recovered.

Edavaka mission Intercessory Prayer.

We will have intercessory prayer from 9 - 10 pm on every Wednesday. Next prayer will be on 20th May. Details on how to join will be send out on 19th  May.

Zonal Prayer

Mar Thoma Centre - Project update.

Although there are some delays due to restriction associated with the pandemic, the project work is approaching completion. We sincerely hope and pray that we will be in a position to dedicate the place for the glory of God as soon as the restrictions are lifted.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support.

As I reported before, as we approach completion it is also critical that we have the finance to pay the builder and pay for associated professional services.

I hope you are in receipt an email on the project and an appeal for your financial and prayer support. I kindly request your positive response.

The building fund account details are as follows:

Building Fund Account :
Sort Code 20-96-89
Account No. 10145378
Ref: Your name
Payee: St James Mar Thoma

Church Finance.

Please continue to support the church financially, especially whilst we are not able assemble and to receive your support through regular offertory, thanks giving offertory and subscription etc.  

You  may make the payment online. 

St James MTC
Sort Code: 20 96 89
Account No: 20151556

When making the payment online, please use the following reference format:


If you are making one single payment to cover multiple headings, pls use

XXXXX_multiple and provide the split to Shiju Thomas - Finance trustee.

Please replace XXXXX with your family ID or first name. If you do not know your family ID number please contact  Shiju Thomas, Finance trustees.

Thank you for your continued support.

Noble Mathew
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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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