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Jerusalem Mar Thoma church has a strong 365 subscribing families with total strength of around 1600 members including children. The members are distributed geographically and classified into 20 area prayer groups. Led by the Vicar and Asstt. Vicar, the church activities are navigated by a 39 member strong Executive Committee.

Worship and Holy Communion Services at Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church is regularly conducted on all Sundays at the church, except 5th Sundays when Matins services are held. The Holy Communion services in English are celebrated on third Sundays to enable active participation of the youth, teens and children. On third Sundays, a "Praise and Worship" service is held by teenagers and youths for half-an-hour just before the Holy Communion service.

Special services like Christmas, Watch Night, New Year, Passion Week, Good Friday, Easter, Sevika Sangham Day, Youth Sunday, Choir Sunday, Students Dedication Day, Family Sunday, Mission Sunday, Parish Day and Harvest Festival are celebrated through the year. Special thanksgiving service are held on First Sunday of every month.

Our History

The Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, as it stands today has been the result of tireless efforts of many senior members who have worked tirelessly in the mid 70's and 80's to raise funds and build a church in these parts of the city. Today, the Jerusalem Mar Thoma church is part of a vibrant and growing community of believers in Delhi and NCR under the Delhi Diocese of the Mar Thoma Church.

Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church is part of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church (Malankara Mar Thoma Suriyani Sabha as it is called in native Malayalam). It is one of the oldest groups of praticising Christians in the world. Believed to be followers of one of the original disciples of Jesus Christ - St. Thomas (also called Didimus or Thomas, the doubter). It is widely believed that the Apostle St. Thomas came to Muziris on the south west coast of India in AD 52 and laid the foundations of Christianity in this part of the world.

To know more about the Malankara Mar Thoma Church history, visit the website www.marthoma.in

  • 1982
  • Christened as "Salem Mar Thoma Church" “Jerusalem Mar Thoma church was initially christened as "Salem Mar Thoma Church. The church came into being on December 20, 1982.
  • 1983
  • Formal Inauguration on January 2, 1983 The congregation was formally inaugurated under the able leadership of Rev. Dr Koshy Mathew
  • 1983
  • Foundation Stone of Church Building The foundation stone of church building was laid down on October 2nd, 1983 by the then Delhi-Mumbai Diocesan Bishop, Rt Rev. Dr Joseph Mar Iraneus
  • 1985
  • Consecration of the Church Building The construction work was completed on 30th November, 1985 and the new church consecrated on December 1, 1985 with the inaugural Holy Communion being celebrated by Rt Rev Dr Zacharias Mar Theophilus in the august presence of our then Suffragan Metropolitan Rt Rev Dr Philippose Mar Chrisostom.