St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church Liverpool

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Welcome to Our Church

St Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, Liverpool is a parish of the UK-Europe & Africa Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India. We inherit the untainted apostolic faith from Apostle St Thomas which has been upheld and preserved with reverence for generations.

The first seed of Orthodox Syrian Church was laid in Liverpool in October 2003 with the tireless efforts of the immigrant community from Kerala. Our numbers increased over the years and in 2005 our church was declared a parish by Late H.G. Dr Thomas Mar Makarios Metropolitan.

Place of Worship:

We worship in a church that was built in 1846 

Church Opening Times:

Saturday: 6PM Evening Prayer

Sunday: 8AM Morning Prayer

Upcoming Liturgical Events:

Palm Sunday: 24th March 2024

Maundy Thursday: Wednesday 27th March 2024


Our Latest Sermons

“Avoid arrogance, quarrel and pride while dealing in Church matters; instead, let your humility shine before others. Those who place their trust in God, and satisfy the people are blessed.”

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Sermon from Sunday 17th March 2024

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Organ and concerts

Bell-ringing tuition and demonstrations in the belfry.Heritage of the building, principally the unique war memorial featuring an image of the iconic liner Lusitania with the ship’s tragic history.


Installed in the late 19th century, the fully-working organ will be used for giving basic and advanced tuition to children and young adults. 


In tandem with organ lessons, there will be bell-ringing tuition using the peal of six bells cast by Mears and Stainbank of London. Installed in 1859, they range from a 5 cwt treble up to a 12 cwt tenor. 


The Thornton Chapel will be used as a heritage centre with illustrated display boards compiled by the West Derby Society and others. 

Engaging God's world
through faith.

The Malankara  Orthodox Syrian Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve  apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52.At  least from the fourth century the Indian Church entered into a close  relationship with the Persian or East Syrian Church. From the Persians,  the Indians inherited East Syrian language and liturgies and gradually  came to be known as Syrian Christians.

In the  seventeenth century the Church came to a relationship with the  Antiochene Church which again caused splits. As a result of this  relationship the Church received West Syrian liturgies and practices.


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Officials of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and the Malankara St Thomas Church in Liverpool, United Kingdom, held a bilateral discussion focusing …

Following the Holy Qurbana celebrated on Sunday 7th January, the Sunday School community ushered in the new academic year today with spirited …

On  Friday 5th January 2024, St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church Liverpool celebrated the Feast of Epiphany (Denaha Perunnal). Denaha, meaning “dawn” or “sunrise” in … Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am writing to extend my earnest gratitude for your generous support during our recent charity fundraising …

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St Thomas Indian Orthodox Church

Mill Lane, West Derby L12 7JA

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Rev. Fr. Happy Jacob (Vicar): 07863 562907

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