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A faith that dared to go and die with the Lord (John 11: 16)

A faith that experienced the risen Christ at the centre of life (John 20: 28)

... that is the legacy St.Thomas, the Apostle of India and our father in faith bequeathed to us. We, the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Bristol try to live, share, and celebrate the rich patrimony of our culture and faith in the challenging circumstances of present day England. Being closely related and actively involved in the life of the local parishes, we are committed to the noble task of treasuring the unique faith and imparting it to our new generation.


ചാവറ കുര്യാക്കോസ് ഏലിയാസച്ചനും എവുപ്രാസ്യാമ്മക്കും വിശുദ്ധ പദവി

Sainthood for Kuriakose Chavara & Evuphrasiamma


Pope Francis' First Lenten Message

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, invites us to embrace the call to poverty so that we "might become rich" in his first Lenten message.

As the 265th successor of St Peter, the Pope preaches on the path to conversion challenging us to consider the Apostle's teaching that we were "set free not by Christ's riches but by his poverty."

He says:

"By making himself poor, Jesus did not seek poverty for its own sake but, as Saint Paul says 'that by his poverty you might become rich'. This is no mere play on words or a catch phrase. Rather, it sums up God’s logic, the logic of love, the logic of the incarnation and the cross. God did not let our salvation drop down from heaven, like someone who gives alms from their abundance out of a sense of altruism and piety. Christ’s love is different! When Jesus stepped into the waters of the Jordan and was baptized by John the Baptist, he did so not because he was in need of repentance, or conversion; he did it to be among people who need forgiveness, among us sinners, and to take upon himself the burden of our sins. In this way he chose to comfort us, to save us, to free us from our misery."

Pope Francis also challenges Christians to "confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it."

He then highlights three types of destitution - material, spiritual and moral - and highlights the key difference between poverty and destitution.

The Holy Father concludes:

"May the Holy Spirit, through whom we are 'as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything' (2 Cor 6:10), sustain us in our resolutions and increase our concern and responsibility for human destitution, so that we can become merciful and act with mercy."


You can download Pope Francis' Lenten message for 2014 by using the link below

.Pope's Lenten Message



Holy week schedule

17/4/14 :- Pesaha Vyazham (Maundy Thursday)
Thirukarmangal          -           3:00pm

18/4/14 :- Dukha Velli (Good Friday)
Thirukarmmangal       -           9:30am

19/4/14 :- Dukha Sani (Holy Saturday)
Thirukarmmangal       -           9:30am


1. STSMCC Calendar 2014

Please click the link below to see the revised STSMCC programme list for 2014

Calendar 2014

2. Holy Qurbana Rota 2014

Please click the link below to see the Holy Qurbana/ Adoration/ Catechesis arrangement rota for 2014

Holy Qurbana Rota 2014

17/4/14 :- Pesaha Thursday, Holy Qurbana at St Joseph's @ 3:00pm - Committee

Readings: From the Order of Service

18/4/14 :- Dukha Velli, Thirukarmmangal at St Joseph's @ 9:30am - Committee

Readings: From the Order of Service

19/4/14 :- Dukha Sani, Thirukarmmangal at St Joseph's @ 9:30am - Committee

Readings: From the Order of Service

27/4/14 :- Holy Qurbana at St Teresa's - St Xavier's Family Unit

Readings: Is 55: 4-13, Acts 4: 32-37, Jn 20: 19-29

3. First Holy Communion preparation class

First Holy Communion preparation class started from Saturday, 15th February 2014. Classes are conducted on 1st, 3rd & 4th Saturdays of the month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at St Joseph's Church, Fishponds

4. Catechesis Summer Camp

Catechesis three day summer camp will be held on Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th & Monday 26th of May 2014


1st & 3rd Sundays- 3.00 pm
St. Joseph’s Church, Fishponds
4th Sunday- 3.00 pm
St. Teresa’s Church, Filton

1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays- 1.45 pm