Special religious service, community and social events mark 165th anniversary of church in San Thome

The community at CSI Saint Thomas Tamil Church in San Thome celebrated the 165th anniversary of their parish on October 22 in a grand manner.

Pastor Dr. Y. Sailas Gnanadas and the pastorate committee had planned a series of events that led to the Sunday celebration.

The religious service on Sunday was held at 7.30 am after which breakfast was served to all church members.
Later, a patti manram was held on the topic – Did Christ do social work or religious work?  The moderator was Pon Wilson, a TV personality.
This was followed by a fellowship lunch.
On Saturday morning, a free health screening camp was held.  That evening, a tree planting event was held, followed by a musical programme by the youth of the parish.
The music was provided by – David, Carol, Allan Paul, Alan Chryso, Berin, Frenny, Thangaraj, Koil Arulraj, Jeba Carter, Calvin and Clement, Dennis.
Secretary of the pastorate committee. Esther Jebaraj said that the church members contributed generously for all the events.
– Report by Juliana Sridhar