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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 

Email: office@indianorthodoxuk.org

India Office:

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

Tel: +91 479 2351722

Diocesan Secretary:

Fr. Happy Jacob

Tel: +44 7863562907

Email: happyjacob2004@gmail.com

Diocesan Regional Secretary - Ireland Region:

Fr. George Thankachen

Tel: +353 870 893450

Email: frgeorget@gmail.com

 

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St. Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church

SWITZERLAND

The St. Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church was officially formed as a congregation on May 1st 2007 as a result of the initiative of an Orthodox family to conduct a Holy Mass in remembrance of their father's death anniversary. To celebrate the Holy Mass they invited Rev. Fr. Joykutty Varghese, who was then the Vicar of the St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Church at Vienna, Austria. The family also took the initiative to inform several other Orthodox families residing at various locations in Switzerland.

Soon after the Holy Qurbana which was held at Winterthur, the gathered members elected a committee to organize and coordinate the celebration of Holy Qurbana every month hence forth. As a result of the dedicated efforts of members of the committee, Holy Qurbana was celebrated once a month at several locations around Switzerland. Gradually, within a few years, and primarily due to the sincere efforts of the then Secretary, the congregation was permitted to use the current Church premises at Gachnang (TG), where Holy Qurbana has been celebrated every month on the 4th Saturday.

On 23rd September 2008, the Late Lamented Baselios Marthoma Didymos I, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan declared the Congregation as a Parish under the Diocese of UK, Europe and Africa as per Kalpana No. 303/2008. Fr. Joykutty Varghese was appointed as the Vicar.  Over the years the parish has also enjoyed the services of several visiting priests including those studying at various locations across Europe.

Vicars of the Parish:

Fr. Joykutty Varghese               2008         -       2013

Fr. Laiju Mathew                       2013         -       2015

Fr. Mathew Varghese (Vinu)      2015 onwards 

Currently there are 25 member families in the parish. Spiritual organizations like Sunday School, Marth’Mariam Samajam, Youth Movement, Prayer Meetings etc. are active in the parish. 

LOCATION OF WORSHIP

Katholische Kirche, Breitstrasse,

8547 Gachnang (TG), Switzerland

TIMES OF WORSHIP:

Every 4th Saturday    Holy Qurbana           9.00am

CONTACTS:

Fr. Mathew Varghese (Vinu) (Vicar)

 

Mr. Jaison Abey Sabu (Secretary)

Koenizstrasse 190,

3097 Liebefeld, Switzerland

Email: jaison.sabu@gmail.com

Telephone: +41 31 536 27 65

 

Mr. Tinku Thomas Alias (Trustee)

Binzstrasse 39, 

8620 Wetzikon, Switzerland

Email: base2191@gmail.com

Telephone: +41 44 556 70 05

 

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