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Diocesan Metropolitan:

H.G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios

Tel: +44 754 181 4466 / +91 9447 718511

Diocesan Center:

UK Office:

Malankara House, 35 Hennman Clse, Swindon, SN254ZW, UK.

Tel: +44 179 3297 591 


India Office:

Menorah Orthodox Center, Venmony P.O., Chengannur, Kerala, India - 689509.

Tel: +91 479 2351722

Diocesan Secretary:

Fr. Happy Jacob

Tel: +44 7863562907


Diocesan Regional Secretary - Ireland Region:

Fr. George Thankachen

Tel: +353 870 893450



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H.G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios

Diocesan Metropolitan

H.G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios


Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios is the Metropolitan of the Diocese of UK-Europe and Africa of the Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church. He was entrusted as Metropolitan of the newly formed Diocese in May 2009, following the demise of the LL Thomas Mar Makarios of the erstwhile Diocese of Canada, UK and Europe.

Bishop Thimothios was born in 1963 into the Painuvilla Puthenveettil family as the eldest son of Mr. P. J. Baby and Mrs. Thankamma Baby. He is a member of the St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Puthiakavu, Mavelikkara.

After completing his graduation in B.Sc. Mathematics from the Kerala University, Mar Thimothios began his theological education at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam where he completed his Graduate in Sacred Theology (GST) and Bachelor in Divinity (BD) (Senate of Serampore) degree. He pursued a Masters in Theology (M.Th.) in Old Testament at the Federated Faculty of Research in Religion and Cultural Studies (FFRRC) under the Senate of Serampore.  His Grace has also attained a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Institute in Rome and a Diploma in Biblical Archeology from the Pontifical Bible Institute in Jerusalem. He attained a Doctoral Degree in Old Testament from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome in the year 2001. His thesis- An Exegetical Study on Psalm 24 was published in Rome. He is a well versed scholar in Italian, French, German, Aramic and Hebrew.

  • Ordained as Deacon in *****
  • Ordained as Priest in *****
  • Elected as Bishop Designate at the Malankara Syrian Christian Association held in September 2008 at Pampakuda.
  • Professed as Ramban in December 2008
  • Consecrated as Bishop in February 2009


In a clergical ministry spanning over 25 years, His Grace has served as Vicar and Asst. Vicar in over eight parishes in the Dioceses of Kollam, Kottayam and Mavelikara. During this period, he also served as Joint Secretary of the St. Thomas Orthodox Vaidika Sangom, Publisher of the Purohithan Quarterly Magazine and Secretary of the Vattasseril Mar Dionysius Charitable Fund. He has previously also served as Dean of Post Graduate Studies of the Federated Faculty for Research in Religion and Culture (FFRRC), Registrar of the Orthodox Theological Seminary Kottayam, Member of the Board of Studies for Old Testament of Serampore University and Member of the Bible Translation Committee of the Bible Society of India. His Grace was also an Executive Committee Member of the Priest Fellowship in Rome.


His Grace is currently visiting professor at the Kottayam Orthodox Theological Seminary in the department of Biblical Studies. His principle area of teaching is Old Testament.

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