About Our Parish

St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church - Southend On Sea, Essex

Our Parish

We are a congregation gathered in Indian Orthodox Malankara faith, and are part of Indian Orthodox Church (UK, Europe and Africa Diocese), based in and around Southend-on-Sea, east of London.

We have parish members joining us from Romford, Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree, Southend-on-Sea & parts of London. We are a strong community who enjoy living our life in Christ.

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Mission & Vision

Saint Paul asked the Thessalonians to “encourage one another and build one another up ”  –  1 Thessalonians 5:11.

Being a responsible, practicing Christian is not only about being a regular church goer, but about ensuring the social, economic, spiritual and physical growth of our members. We aspire to achieve this through the various spiritual organisations in our parish. We attempt to uphold the great traditions and customs handed down to us by our blessed forefathers, and strive to hand these down to the next generation.

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Parish History

The Parish began as a congregation in January 2009, with the first Holy Qurbana celebrated by Rev. Fr. Abraham Thomas and assisted by Dn. Gheevarghese Kochuparambil at St. Helens Church, Westcliff-on-Sea. Later, services were conducted at the Chalkwell Park Methodist Church before being permanently shifted to All Saint Church in Southend-on-Sea. The Congregation was raised as a Parish on the 9th of May 2009 by Diocesan Metropolitan HG Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios with Rev. Fr. Mathew Abraham as the first Vicar.This post is sponsored by our partners Wigs

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