Aberdeen St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church
Scotland, United Kingdom
The history of the Indian Orthodox Parish in Aberdeen began in May 2009 when the vision of forming a congregation for Indian Orthodox families in Aberdeen, Scotland materialized. It was formally declared as a Parish by Diocesan Metropolitan, HG Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios. The very first Holy Qurbana was held on 20th May 2009. Services were then held on every Wednesdsy. In July 2009, Rev. Fr. Varghese John was appointed as the Parish’s first Vicar. Further, Rev. Fr. Ninan P. Kuriakose served as Vicar from September 2011 until April 2014 wen Rev. Fr. Mathew Kuriakose was appointed. Rev. Fr. Tom Jacob served as Vicar from October 2015 to September 2016 after which Rev. Fr. Eldo P. Varghese was appointed as Vicar. Since December 2018, Rev. Fr. Tiji Thankachan has been serving as the Parish’s spiritual leader.
The Parish has has grown since its inception to include Sunday School, Orthodox Vacation Bible School, Youth Movement, Martha Mariam Samajam as well as regular family prayer meetings. Holy Week services, Christmas Carol services as well as regular charity fundraising events are organized. Family Conference for Orthodox congregations in Scotland is coordinated annually in association with other parishes within Scotland.
From January 2015, Holy Eucharist has been celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month.
Place of Worship & Timings
Craigievar House, Howe Moss Ave, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Aberdeen
Every second and fourth Sundays of the months - 8am
Mr. Jibin John
Ms. Ansu Saji
Mrs. Sophia Koshy and Mrs. Mary Jacob