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Beloved in Christ,

Welcome to the Holy Innocents’ Indian Orthodox Church, Wales website. We are a parish under the UK, Europe and African Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India and our present diocesan bishop is His Grace Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios. The Orthodox Church of India is an ancient Church, which was established in Kerala, India, in A.D.52 by the Apostle St. Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Orthodox Church of India is under the leadership of the Catholicos of the East with its headquarters at Devalokam, Kottayam, Kerala, India. The Church, though modern in its vision and outlook, keeps the traditional Oriental Orthodox faith and liturgy. It accepts the first three Ecumenical Synods. We are using Syrian liturgy with multilingual translation.

Our parish is the first Indian church who has its own church building in Wales. This is the second Indian orthodox parish in the name of Holy Innocents. We hope you will find this website to be a valuable resource when researching the Orthodox Church on the Internet for personal study, scholastic use, and/or perhaps from curiosity about the One Holy catholic and apostolic Church. We hope and pray that this website will be a blessing for all those who visit us.

With Prayers,

Fr Mathew Abraham Palathinkal (Bobby achen)

42 Gallivan close
BS34 6RW


Service Timing

1st and 4th Sunday: Neath SA11 2YY                   

8:30 am – 11:00 am (Holy Qurbana)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sunday School)                                                     12:00pm – 12:30pm (MOMS & Youth Meeting)                             

2nd Sunday: Cardiff                                                   

9:00 am- 11:30 am (Holy Qurbana)                                                             Cardiff Prayer meeting after Holy Qurbana

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