Mar Thoma Scotland

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Mar Thoma Congregation Scotland

About Us

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.

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Latest Updates

March 2015

Good Friday and Easter service

We are blessed to have Good Friday and Easter service this year. Please see the service schedule for Holy week and attend with prayers.

February 2015

Mar Thoma Family Conference 2015

The 33rd UK & Europe Mar Thoma Family Conference which will be held on 21st of August to the 23rd of August, 2015 at Yarnfield Park Conference and Training centre, Stone, Staffordshire ST 15 0NL. Please contact Secretary for more details.

December 2014

House to House carol singing

Our House to House Carol singing for 2014 will be from 19th Dec(Fri) to 21st Dec (Sun). All families are invited to join for our House to House carol singing.


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.


APRIL 2014

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.


MArch 2014

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.



MARCH 2015

Cottage Prayer

Our Cottage Prayer meeting for this month will be at the residence of Mr Mohan Samuel, 287 Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3UR on this Satyrday 28 March at 4pm. Everyone is requested to attend with prayers.


APRIL 2015

Holy week schedule

1st April (Wednesday) - 6.30 pm at the residence of Mr. Mohan Samuel, 287 Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3UR.

2nd April (Thursday) - 6.30 pm at the residence of Mr. Roy T John, 11 Campview Terrace, Danderhall,Dalkeith, EH22 1PZ, sermon by Mr.Stanley Mathew John.

3rd April (Good Friday service) - 10.00 am at 109, Overton Community Centre, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3JW. Good Friday Service will be lead by Mr. Stanley Mathew John. There will be an offertory taken during this service, which will be sent to Mission services in Seva Manthiram, Angola, India. We are inviting our prayer group members from NewCastle and Aberdeen too and we got guests from Kirkcaldy in this service.

5th April (Sunday - Easter Service) - 9.30 am in the Scouts Hall, 45 Lanark Road West, Currie, Edinburh,EH14 5JX. Vicar Rev. Roney Cheriyan will lead the Easter Holy Communion service. We are planning to organise a lunch, details of which will follow. No Sunday school on this Sunday.


Members who wish to receive email updates on the Church activities please email


Our Leaders

North America and Europe Diocesan Bishop

Theodosius Thirumeni

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa

Sinai Mar Thoma Centre
Merrick New York USA 11566

Our Vicar

Rev. Roney Cherian

Mobile: 07477071494


Useful Links

David Livingstone Centre

Birthplace museum of Scotland’s greatest missionary-explorer, set in 20 acres of parkland and woodland garden.

Click here to visit the David Livingstone Centre website

Read more about David Livingstone's life and missionary work