Our Vicars

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

Our Vicars

Rev. Fr. Ranju K Skaria

Rev. Fr. Ranju K Skaria is vicar for our parish from Nov 2023 to till date.


Rev. Fr. Josen John

Rev. Fr. Josen John was our vicar from 2020 to Oct 2023.

He was born as the youngest son of Mr. And Mrs. N.G John, Nannattuvadakkathil, Pandalam. His home parish is Mar Bursoumas Orthodox Church, Attuva of Chenganur Diocese.

He holds a Degree in Psychology from MG University & a Masters in Psychology from Durg University. For his theological studies he finished his graduation in sacred Theology ( Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam) & Bachelor of Divinity (Serampore University).

He was ordained as a priest in the year 2015 by H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius of Calcutta diocese. He has served in Bhilai, Rewa, and Satna Churches of Calcutta Diocese in India, before he came to UK to join us as our Vicar.

Rev. Fr. Robin Varghese

Fr Robin Varghese was vicar for our parish for 2020.


Rev. Fr. Varghese John

Fr Varghese John was vicar for our parish from 2017 to 2020.

Rev. Fr. Josey John

Fr Josey John was vicar for our parish for 2017.

Rev. Fr. Anish Jacob Varghese

Rev. Fr. Anish was vicar for our parish from 2014 till 2016.

He hails from St. George Orthodox Syrian Church, Borivili, Mumbai. After finishing his studies with MA in Sociology, he started his theological studies at St. Thomas Orthodox Seminary, Nagpur in India and is currently a PhD Fellow at SHUATS, Allahabad.

He has served as vicars in many Churches in India & UK. He is a Member of Executive committee at National Ecumenical Forum on Gender Studies and Gender Equality. He is also a consultant to the National Council of churches in India (ESHA team).

Rev. Fr. Mathew Abraham

Rev. Fr. Mathew Abraham Palathinkal was the Vicar for our church from 2009 to 2014. 

He was born as the youngest son of Mr Abraham Mathew and Mrs Rachel Mathew. After completing his postgraduate degree in mathematics, he joined the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam and completed his theological studies and graduated from Serampore University. If you are in the market for superclone Replica Rolex , Super Clone Rolex is the place to go! The largest collection of fake Rolex watches online!

After the completion of his theological studies, he was elevated to the priesthood by
H.G late Philippose Mar Eusebius of Thumpamon Diocese. Since then he has
served in various parishes as a vicar and worked as a secondary school

In 2009, he moved to the UK and served in different parishes as well as holding responsibilities of spiritual organisations like Divyabodhanam, Akhila Malankara Shrusha Sangam and is currently the vice president of Campus ministry and Swanthanam (Prayer Ministry for the sick). To date, he has served as a vicar in 17 churches both in India and the UK.

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