Parish History

Tracing the roots …

8th August 1993, at the Sector 17 house of Mr. Joseph Benjamin a prayer fellowship was organized which was lead by the then Faridabad vicar, Rev K Thomas. In this prayer meeting attended by Faridabad executive committee members it was decided that Rev.K Thomas would conduct the Holy Communion on one Sunday every month which would be a evening service and for the rest of the Sundays the group would get together as Prayer Fellowship. Apart from Achen, the prayer fellowship also was blessed with the leadership of Shri. Babukutty Ninan who shared from the word of God in these prayer meetings. The Morning Prayer meetings were held at the St. Crispin’s Schools chapel and the evening holy Qurbana service used to be held at the CNI Epiphany Church. At that point in time, the diocese metropolitan for Delhi – Mumbai diocese was Rt Rev Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Episcopa and the Thirumeni was first episcopa to administer Holy Qurbana to Gurgaon Marthomites.

Forming of Congregation

1994 September saw Gurgaon prayer fellowship attaining Congregation status by the order of respected Rt. Rev.Dr.Isaac Mar Philexenos Episcopa. Rev. Y George Achen from Faridabad (who had replaced K Thomas Achen) offered spiritual guidance and leadership to the congregation.

Formation of Church

Considering the recommendation and pleas of the Gurgaon marthomites it was on Dec 15th 1995 that Most Respected Alexander Marthoma conferred church status to the congregation and thus was born St Thomas Marthoma church Gurgaon.

We look at the period from 1995 to date, at the mercies and abundant blessings that the Lord showered on the believers at Gurgaon in their quest for a worship place. The journey was blessed by the inspiring guidance of many Achen’s whose sweat and toil have gone a long way in making the Church what it is today.

Period Our Past Vicars Key Activities
Aug 1993 – Sept 1994

Rev. K. Thomas

Rev. K. Thomas

Gurgaon Marthomites first prayer fellowship was organized under the guidance of Thomas Achen Vicar of Faridabad. The fellowship was also blessed with the leadership of Shri. Babu Kutty Ninan. At that point in time, the diocese metropolitan for Delhi – Mumbai diocese was Rt Rev Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Episcopa and the Thirumeni was first episcopa to administer Holy Qurbana to Gurgaon Marthomites.
Sept 1994 – Jul 1995

Rev. Y. George

Rev. Y. George

Gurgaon prayer fellowship attained Congregation status by the order of respected Rt. Rev.Dr.Isaac Mar Philexenos Episcopa. Rev. Y George Achen from Faridabad (who had replaced K Thomas Achen) offered spiritual guidance and leadership to the congregation.
Aug 1995 – Apr 1997

Rev. Vinoy Daniel

Rev. Vinoy Daniel

Church status was formally conferred. An active youth league and choir were the key highlight.
May 1997 – Apr 2000

Rev. Roy Mathew

Rev. Roy Mathew

A souvenir was published to raise funds, which was used to purchase 400 sq. yards of land for Church.
May 2000 – Apr 2001

Rev. Sunny E. Mathew

Rev. Sunny E Mathew

Provided spiritual support and guidance to all Church members.
May 2001 – Jul 2002 Rev. Jose C. Joseph Mathew

Rev. Jose C. Joseph Mathew

One month income collection initiated for the Church building fund. It was decided to release a Souvenir to generate funds for the Church building.
Aug 2002 – Apr 2003

Rev. Shibu Samuel

Rev. Shibu Samuel

–  Sevika Sangam formed. Its first meeting happened at Cherian George’s house on Aug 17th 2002. – 9 Children administered their first Holy Communion by Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas.Collections for the Church Building fund were rigorously undertaken under Achen’s leadership.
May 2003 – Jun 2005 Rev. Joby Varghese

Rev. Joby Varghese

Souvenir was published. Active functioning of Youth league and Savika Sangam was seen. St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church Society was formed to facilitate the procurement of the land and building of the Church. A Magic show was conducted to raise funds for Church Building.
Jul 2005 – Apr 2007

Rev. Bobby Mathew

Rev. Bobby Mathew

His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostam Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan visits the Church and leads the Holy Communion. Thirumeni also laid the foundation stone for the Church Building.Dec 21st 2006 – After 14 years of prayerful wait, A Church building for Gurgaon Marthomites became a reality. The Church was dedicated by His most Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa. The dedication ceremony was attended by all former Vicars too.
May 2007 – Apr 2011

Rev. Prince Korah

Rev. Prince Korah

Under Achen’s spiritual guidance all the Church bodies continued to function well. Church committee decides to buy land adjacent to the Church. Fund collection for the same initiated.
May 2011 – Apr 2012

Rev. K. P. Johnson

Rev. K. P. Johnson

Provided spiritual support and guidance to all Church members.
May 2012 – Apr 2014

Rev. Abraham Mathew

Rev. Dr. Abraham Mathew

Provided spiritual support and guidance to all Church members.
May 2014 – Apr 2015 Rev. Saji Mathew

Rev. Saji Mathew

Provided spiritual support and guidance to all Church members.
May 2016 – Jul 2016 Rev. Manoj Mathews

Rev. Manoj Mathews

Provided spiritual support and guidance to all Church members.

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