Women’s Sunday

‘Women as change-makers’ was the theme of Women’s Sunday on 20th August 2023. Members of the Women’s Fellowship participated in the morning service, singing special songs in Tamil and English. This was followed by a testimony and sermon-in-parts by the women.

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Easter Musical – The Upper Room

On Palm Sunday evening, the STEC Choir presented their annual Passion Recital with an interesting twist. Their rendering of John W Peterson’s cantata ‘The Upper Room’ was accompanied by a play, complete with choristers in costumes, props and two donkeys in tow. Click here to watch the recording.

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Ecumenical Palm Sunday Procession 

The STEC congregation joined together with the National Shrine of St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica and CSI St. Thomas Tamil Church, in an ecumenical procession on Palm Sunday morning. Waving palm branches, they sang and walked through the streets of Santhome – from St. Raphael’s School to the Church premises.

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Christmas Carol Service & Campfire 

The STEC Choir sang ‘It took a miracle’ – a cantata by John W Peterson, arranged by Don Marsh on 18th December 2022. The cantata traced the story of redemption from Christ’s birth in the manger to the redemption of man – on the cross. It was a memorable evening of music and fellowship, with […]

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Lenten Retreat

The annual Lenten Retreat was held on 8 March 2020, starting with the Matins and extended till lunch time. Rev. Benjamin Christian, National Director of FEBA India was the special speaker. He conducted the retreat on the theme ‘Tools of destruction in Christian life’ (to know the weapons Satan uses against us and how to […]

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Virtual VBS 2020

As the city of Chennai was under lockdown due to the Coronavirus Pandemic in May, a Virtual Vacation Bible School themed ‘Boot Camp’, was organized together with Scripture Union. Around 75 children aged 5 to 16 years – from our parish and neighbouring churches – participated in the online VBS, via Zoom. https://vimeo.com/422092781

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Mission Festival

The Mission Festival was celebrated on 21 July 2019, starting with the Holy Communion Service at 7.30 am. The Sale was inaugurated by our Presbyter Rev. Dr. Paul V Birla after the service. All fellowship groups participated in the sale by putting up stalls. There was breakfast and other stalls selling eatables and homemade goodies.

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Welcome to Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla

Our new Presbyter Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla began his tenure at STEC in June 2019. We extended a warm welcome to him and his family during the first Sunday in June. You can find out more about our Pastor and his ministry here.

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STEC 175 – Commemorative Tablet

A commemorative stone tablet with a brief note on the 175-year history of our Church was unveiled by Rev. Richard Ambrose Jebakumar on 26 May 2019. You can find this at the entrance, near the main door of the Church.

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