Sunday School

Parish Representative: Dr. Grace Samuel      Mob: + 91 9820560924

The reformers realized the importance of Bible Study, as essential for spiritual renewal and growth. The opening of the Sunday Schools thus became a natural development in the way of Christian nurture. The formal inauguration of the Sunday School Samajam comprising all the Sunday Schools, which had already been started in the parishes, took place at Maramon Convention in 1905. Mr. V P Mammen, (later Vicar General V P Mammen Kasseesa) was elected as the General Secretary. The growth and development of the Sunday School Samajam as one of the leading Christian Education organizations in India was the result of the extraordinary organizing ability of Rev. V P Mammen and his untiring efforts for 47 years. Rev. Dr. K K George joined the work of the Sunday School Samajam in 1952 and was General Secretary of the Samajam after the demise of very Rev. V P Mammen, from 1952 up to June in 1982. Both of them laboured in this great cause dedicating their extraordinary powers of head and heart to the cause of Christian Education children.

Classes are arranged for a period of 15 years from the age of 5, so that by the time the Sunday school course is completed, the pupils will have sound knowledge of the scriptures and the doctrines of the church.

In Our Parish Sunday Schools are arranged every Sunday. We have 14 Teachers and 85 Children’s in our Sunday School

The Thane Marthoma Sunday School came into existence with the inception of the Thane Parish in 1973. It has been lead by our Parish Vicars and a group of dedicated teachers/senior members of the Parish from time to time. Presently, we have about 85 children registered in our Sunday school and 14 teachers. We have regular SS classes catering to nursery, beginners, primary, juniors, intermediates, seniors and young adults.

Timing : 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM every Sunday at our church premises.

Regular activities during the year

  • A prayer cell where our teachers meet twice a month to pray for our children
  • Teachers’ fellowship meeting held every quarter
  • Parent teachers meeting held every quarter
  • Teachers’ visits to houses of children in X and XII standards prior to their exams
  • Participation in Kalyan centre and Mumbai Diocese and Samajam level talent competitions
  • One day Retreat for children every year
  • VBS held during October –November
  • Children participate in Christmas programme of the Parish
  • SS annual Day held in January, each year

Highlights of 2015

  • 15 of our children won prizes at Kalyan Centre Talent Competition held on 1st March 2015. Our Children, Mast. Aaron Davis won the Story Telling Competition at the Diocesan level and Ms. Sarah Jacob won the Essay Competition at the Kendram (Samajam) level.
  • We had a Parent –Teacher meeting on the 16th of March, 2015 which turned out to be a fruitful forum for the benefit of all our children.
  • Our Children i. Kezia Jacob (Intermediates) ii. Ms Sarah Jacob (Young Adults) were declared toppers of Kalyan Centre in the Birudh Exam 2014 conducted by MTSSS, Tiruvalla.
  • One day Retreat was held on 16th Aug 2015. Mr Rodney Davis was the leader

VBS 2015 was held during 8th-15th Nov. Mr Thomas Daniel from Thiruvalla and Ms Lincy Kurien from Kalyan East Parish were our leaders. The VBS theme was “ The Promise”. The VBS experience a truly memorable and wonderful one for our children.