• 1-647-627-8466
  • vicar@ottawamarthoma.ca
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Our Parish

Parish at a Glance

Welcome to the Mar Thoma Church Ottawa, a parish of the North American Diocese of the Mar Thoma Church, New York. The role of our church is to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mar Thoma Church has its head quarters in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India. As a reformed church with Episcopal relations The Mar Thoma church shares Communion relationship with the Anglican Churches around the world.

The Mar Thoma Church of Ottawa had it’s inception as a small congregation formed in 1982 by a group of devoted Marthomite families who were living in and around Ottawa. The congregation convened at members homes on a regular basis for prayer meetings and worship service. On June 19, 1982 the Mar Thoma Cogregation Ottawa was officially formed at the Emmanuel United Church, under the guidance of Rev. George Jacob (currently the Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa). Later, congragation was elevated as a Church by the then Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Episcopa (now Mar Thoma Metropolitan). Rev. George Jacob (1982-1984) who was pursuing doctoral studies at McMaster University was appointed as the first Vicar in charge of the Ottawa Mar Thoma church.

Then the Vicars (Achen) of the Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto were appointed as the vicar in charge of The Mar Thoma Chruch Ottawa also. The Vicars from Toronto visited Ottawa on a regular basis to conduct prayer meetings and Sunday Qurbana Service. The Mar Thoma Church Ottawa is indebted to Bell Street United Church, Ottawa and St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Ottawa for graciously allowing us to rent their facility on Sunday afternoons to conduct the Holy Qurbana service during Achen’s visits.