St James Mar Thoma Church, London

167 Avery Hill Road, New Eltham, London SE9 2EX
Church Bulletin
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Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear All,

This Sunday 16th August 2020, we will be having our divine service at 10.00 am via Webex.

Ipswich area prayer group will assist in the service.

Parasyaradhana Kramam will be used for the service. If you do not have a copy, you may download a copy (transliterated) by clicking here

Lectionary for this Sunday:

  • Lesson 1: 2 Kings 23: 1-6
  • Lesson 2: Revelation 1: 1-9
  • Gospel: Matthew 7: 21-27
Let us prayerfully attend the service.
Please use the Webex details as below:
Start Time: Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 10:00 am
Meeting Link:
Meeting Number: 163 111 9632
Password: James2020 (52637202 from phones and video systems)

Other ways to join
Join by video system Dial
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.
Join by phone +44-20-7660-8149
Toll Access code: 163 111 9632

Please kindly 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.

Area Prayer Meetings

Area prayer groups are meeting via Webex or Zoom. This is organised by the area representative jointly with Achen. Each Area rep will inform via the area whatsApp group, the date, time and how to join the meeting .

The North West area prayer group will meet (15th Aug 2020) at 7pm.
Edavaka mission Intercessory Prayer

We will have our intercessory prayer every Wednesday at 9:00pm. Details will be send out separately. Please refer to the Upcoming Events Schedule below.
Response to the corona virus epidemic

Achen continues to send 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 organisation representatives.
Youth Fellowship Update

As of August 2020, Youth Fellowship have been releasing fortnightly podcast episodes to inspire our youths through different medias. If you would like to get involved please reach out to Ms. Aneeta John (Youth Secretary) or Mr. Nevin Jacob.

The Monthly Youth Meeting will be held on Friday 14th August 2020, 6.30pm.

The Zonal Youth Conference will be taking place in the evenings from Sunday 16th - Tuesday 17th August 2020, via Webex (details issued separately). The theme is "Rooted in Christ". The conference will be inaugurated by our
Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa. The virtual conference will be attended by guest speakers Rev Dr. Joe Joseph Kuruvilla, Rev. John Mathew, Mr. Robin Thomas and Rev Merin Mathew.
Church Project Update

Our Church building works are progressing steadily. Most of the internal works are nearing completion. Our next main remaining priority works are - Landscaping, Main Gate installation, Furnishing of the Altar and Parsonage. Any constructive input and feedback towards the same is welcome.

Meanwhile, we still need funds to complete the remaining works. If you can and wish to donate or sponsor towards any of the remaining items or works, please contact ourTrustees (Mr. P.K. Edison or Mr. Shiju Thomas) or myself.

Please uphold all the works to be undertaken in your prayers.

Best wishes and prayers to those celebrating their Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries and other achievements.
Church Finance

Please continue to support the church financially, especially whilst we are unable to assemble and receive your support through regular offertory, thanks giving offertory, subscriptions and other offerings.

As you will be aware, regular monthly contribution is required for us to run the affairs of the church.

You may make the payment online using our bank details:

Account Name: St James Mar Thoma Church UK
Sort Code: 20 96 89
Account No: 20151556

Please use the following reference format: XXXXX_offertory

If you are making one single payment to cover multiple headings, please use: XXXXX_multiple

Please contact Mr. Shiju Thomas - Finance trustee and notify about your split offerings.

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

Thank you for your continued support and please uphold our Church in your prayers.

Upcoming Events
August 2020
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
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14 Youth Meeting will be held online @6:30pm. Details shared separartely.
16, 17, 18 Zonal Youth Conference 2020 will be held online. Details shared separartely.
19, 26 Edavaka mission Intercessory Prayer held online. Details shared separartely.
28, 29, 30 Zonal Convention will be held online. Details shared separartely.

St James Mar Thoma Church is a registered charity in the UK. Our Charity reference number is: 1059210.

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