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The Indian Orthodox Church

The Indian Orthodox Church, also known as Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, is a Church founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52. St. Gregorios Church,London is the first parish church of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in the United Kingdom since 1976. and it is the mother church of all other parishes and congregations in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Parish was elevated to the position of Cathedral of the Diocese by the Catholicos H. H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews III on 1st June 2024 in the presence of Diocesan Metropolitan H. G. Abraham Mar Stephanos.

Our Mission

Our mission is to the people of Indian origin in the British Isles, and though we are completely Orthodox in our faith and practice, we remain Indian in our ethos and in our appreciation of the Orthodox heritage. The Malankara Orthodox Church, as part of the Oriental Orthodox family of Churches, is in communion with the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Eritrean Orthodox Church. But we also warmly welcome all who wish to worship and learn with us, whatever their culture.


St.Gregorios Indian Orthodox CathedralCranfield Road, BrockleyLondon. SE4 1UF.

Morning Prayer

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Holy Qurbana

10.00 am

Giving is the greatest act of grace

2 Corithians 9:6-8

“Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”

Church Organisations

Sunday School

St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Cathedral hosts one of the largest Sunday Schools ..


Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is the women’s wing of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India...


The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM), the youth division of the Malankara ..

Church Choir

From time immemorial, musical worship has been a vital aspect of glorifying God. Role of the choir...

Young Couples

The Young Married Couples Fellowship began in July 2023 under the guidance ..

Senior Citizens

The Senior Members’ Fellowship was formed in November 2013, following the recommendation..

Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Gregorios

St. Gregorios Of Parumala

St. Gregorios of Parumala, born in 1848 in Kerala, India, exhibited early signs of spirituality and dedicated his life to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. After becoming a priest at a young age, he rose to the position of Metropolitan Gregorios in 1876, contributing significantly to the church’s spiritual and educational progress. Despite facing severe illnesses, he continued his service until his death on November 2, 1902. His tomb at St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Orthodox Valiyapally in Parumala became a pilgrimage site. Recognized for his holiness, he was canonized as a saint on November 2, 1947, and is commemorated annually in the Malankara Orthodox Church, leaving an enduring legacy of inspiration and service.

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