About Us

St. Mathew's Mar Thoma Church, Toronto is the second Mar Thoma parish to be established in 2001 in the Greater Toronto Area, to serve the Mar Thoma families living in the western portion of metropolitan Toronto, and the cities and towns further west.  Members of the parish come from Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Brantford, Guelph, Cambridge, Waterloo, Stratford, and London.  The Mar Thoma Church is neither a Protestant Church of the Western type nor an Orthodox Church of the Eastern type.  It is oriental in its worship, autonomous in its administration, and missionary in its actions.  It is a bridge between the Eastern and Western ecclesiastical traditions.  The oriental form of worship and traditional ritualistic practices are maintained, and worship is conducted in the language of the people.  Mission work and evangelism are given high importance.

The parish was formed in July 2001 with 91 member families enrolled, and with the steady arrival of new immigrants over the years, the membership in 2017 is now is 344 families.  In 2010 we built our own church facility on land we purchased in Halton Hills close to Milton, where we have regular Sunday worship services and all other parish activities including Sunday School.  On the first and third Sundays of every month the worship service is in English, and on the second and fourth Sundays it is in Malayalam.  A parsonage (Vicars residence) was also built and dedicated In March 2014 on the church property.  By the grace of God, we have grown steadfastly stronger with a unified vision to fulfill the mission of our parish and accomplish its immediate and long-term goals.