The St. Thomas Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church in Ireland had its existence from the early 21st century, however, was formally declared as a Parish in 2006 by H.G Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios. The church is part of the Orthodox (Oriental) family and trace their roots to the Indian Christian community of St. Thomas’ tradition. The Church has evolved as a center for worship, education, social sensitivity and philanthropy under the great and blessed intercessions of St. Thomas, their patron saint.
The roots of the parish were planted by a small orthodox community from the Southern part of India (Kerala).
The parish had its humble beginnings as a prayer group and later became a Congregation. As more and more Indian Orthodox members started coming to Ireland, the parish started growing and it continues to grow steadily.
The St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church is a Parish of the Malankara Orthodox Church. It is a fully registered charitable organization registered with the Company Registrar and the Charity Commissioners. The church has regular weekly Qurbana on Sundays and enjoys all festival services and events as per the Orthodox Calendar.
The church is an active member in Dublin City Interfaith Forum, Dublin Council of Churches and Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME). Representatives from Coptic Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox & Anglican Churches have visited the church.