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. Stanley Thomas
Phone: 0203 730 5347
Mobile: 0774 6600 691

Parish secretary: Noble Mathew

Vicar:  Rev. Stanley Thomas

167 Avery Hill Road
London SE9 2EX

t- 020 3730 5347

m- 0774 6600 691


Thu, 1 Dec, 2016 at 17:06, REV. STANLEY THOMAS

Dearly Beloved in Christ,


It's Christmas time again.

Amongst the expo of business and shopping spree, Christians through study, we have learned about and embraced the truths of His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death for us on the Cross, and His glorious resurrection. To affirm the promise of Jesus that just as He came once, He would one day in the future return to the earth as Sovereign Ruler.

Violence is prevalent in the whole world in different forms. Even in homes the message of love, joy, peace and hope need to spark. We need to understand that these tragedies were and are not directed against individual people, but against goodness, justice, and faith. We Christians must also appreciate and embrace another in this season of Advent. We should be strong and resolute, as Christians, confidant of your promises, expecting the soon-coming return of Jesus Christ. Pray, our Lord help us to demonstrate our confidence, passion, and love to a hurting world.

This advent we need the Lord's Blessing and your participation in the services & programs in our church.


4th- Holy Communion Service, First Communicants Dedication- Led by Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos (Diocesan Episcopa)- SKCC, 9:30am

11th- Christmas Carol Service- SKCC, 4pm

18th- Holy Communion Service and Christmas Bells, Mar Thoma Centre, New Eltham, 10:30am

24th- Christmas Vigil- Holy Communion Service, 10:30pm

31st – Watch Night- Holy Communion Service, Mar Thoma Centre, New Eltham, 10:00pm


I pray that our parishioners passionately encourage each other with the awesome promise this Advent. He will then be revealed as Sovereign of the Universe - King of Kings and Lord of Lords, in our hearts and the world.

May this Advent bring the spirit of the life of Jesus Christ into all our families.

Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas.


With Prayers and Best Regards

Rev. Stanley Thomas


Executive Committee (2013-14)