About Kunnamkulam - Malabar Diocese
The Dubai Mar Thoma Church is a part of the Kunnamkulam - Malabar Diocese, a central administrative territorial unit administered by a bishop of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church.
Mar Thoma Syrian Church history and tradition together provide much evidence to believe in the St. Thomas tradition of founding the Indian Church in A.D. 52. In course of time the infant Church that took roots in Kerala soil had registered tremendous growth in the various parts of the Southern State of India.
The Kunnamkulam - Malabar Diocese is the largest diocese of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church and oversees a total of seven districts in Kerala alone, starting from Trichur all the way to Kasarcode. With close to 80 parishes (including congregations), and about 30 mission fields within this territorial jurisdiction, the Diocesan Bishop manages the overall supervision, with the assistance of over 30 full time evangelists and around 50 ordained priests.
Diocese – A glance
The mission activities of the Diocese are area-specific and based on the challenges faced in different regions.
Iritty, Angadisserittatt, Cherupuzha, Nadawayal, Chekadi, Kattikulam, Padinjaretthara, Dasanakkara, Mananthavadi, Vaduvanchal, Sulthan Batheri, Mutthanga, Chulliyod, Kottuppadam, Kozhinjapara, Mampetta, Ponnani, Perumannur, Korattikkara, Narkkalakkad, Pulpalli, Uppada, Karara, Palakkad, Agali, Sholayur, Pallasana, Kuzhalmannam, Varakkara, Mattannur
Save Wayanad project
Reach-out Activities: Camps, follow up meetings, house visits, awareness programmes, AA fellowship meetings, street plays
HOSPITAL MINISTRY – The 'missionary' approach to providing healthcare
Requires: Dedicated doctors, nurses and paramedical staff
HOSPITAL GUIDANCE CENTRES - A shelter for those seeking treatments in various hospitals
Activities: hospital visits, pain and palliative care, transportation for patients, medical camps, prayer meetings, etc.
STUDENT MINISTRY - A project for catering the spiritual need of students and youth in the Diocese Activities – Pre marital counselling, career guidance, seminars, one day retreat, campus meetings etc.
STUDY CENTRE – The construction of study centre at an estimated cost of Rs. 20 lakh is scheduled to be started immediately.
Mar Thoma College of Special Education, Badiyadukka, Kasarcode (Institute of Speech and Hearing)
Mar Thoma School for the Deaf, Cherkalam
SCHOOLS - Providing quality education to deprived students
The schools are managed under the patronage of the Diocese:
Needs: Construction of school buildings and other infrastructure
OLD AGE HOMES
Need: Sponsorship of food & medical expenses for each inmate: Rs. 10,000 (per year)
MEDICAL AID To serve the community in providing financial aid to the patients who are in need
MARRIAGE AID To identify the poor girls and help them in their marriage.
LIFE THYTH FOR CHRIST (LTC)
To equip committed youths to serve the Lord in various places of our diocese after finishing their professional courses.
Mar Thoma Centre
Makkada P.O, Kakkodi via Kozhikode 673 617
O: +91 (0)495-2265773, +91 (0)495-2265796
P: +91 (0)495-2266957
F: +91 (0)495-2267641