In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” – Acts 20 :35.
Mar Makarious Benevolent Fund is the charitable giving arm of St Thomas’ Indian Orthodox Church,London . Our charitable trust is named in remembrance of Late Lamented HG Thomas Mar Makarious Thirumeni who was the head of United Kingdom and Europe diocese until 2008 .He holds a special place in our church history as the bishop who was instrumental in the formation of our church.At St Thomas’ Indian Orthodox Church – we take charity and charitable giving seriously and strive our best to help other as we can. Our aim is to contribute generously to projects which are chosen after careful consideration by our Vicar,MMBF team and church managing committee. Our mission and aim is to do at least 1 project every year. We hope we can make life of fellow human beings better by our humble offerings.
If you have a charity appeal then please get in touch with Rev Abraham George – Our Vicar or our MMBF Secretarty – Biju Kurian.We will consider your appeal and get back.
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” – Luke 21 : 1-4.
Our Charity Projects2017 – To mark the occasion of 10th year of St Thomas’ Indian Orthodox Church – We aim to build a house for a worthy and deserving family in Kerala. We have chosen a lady from Kottayam,Kerala who is suffering from paralysis.
- Project Target – £ 10,000
- Raised till date – £5700. Only another £4300 to go..!!
- For your kind donations please contact our Church Treasurer – Mr Santhosh Scaria
- 2016 – £1500 – donated to Mar Gregorious Orthodox Christian Mercy Fellowship ( MGOCMF). Organisation has been active for 18 years and is engaging in various charitable activities in Kerala.
- 2012 – £500 – donated to Shooting Star Hospice. This amount was raised by Sunday School children.
- 2012 – £1350 – donated towards treatment for a terminally ill patient from Parakode,Kerala.He sadly succumbed to severe kidney damage and was survived by an young wife and two kids.