Welcome to Syro-Malabar Mass Centre, Bromley
THANK YOU FOR VISITING US
We are a Catholic community constituted largely of Catholics from Kerala, India living in South East London. This community is part of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain which has its Sea in Preston, UK. The uniqueness of this centre is that we are consisted of those migrant people originally from Kerala, who wish to cherish and nourish their faith, liturgy and tradition and to integrate with their living context.
As we are flourishing as a unique community, we attempt to pass on our rich Catholic Faith, Liturgy and Tradition to our second generation who are born and brought up in the UK by means of regular Qurbana (Holy Mass in Syro-Malabar Rite), Catechesis and other means of spiritual formations such as Retreats, Family Prayer Units, Adorations, Charity etc at this Mass centre.
Now we are blessed to have our bishop Mar Joseph Srampickal to guide us in this endeavour. Fr Saju Pinakkattu, our chaplain who resides at this centre, looks after our spiritual and community formation. If you live in or around this area, you are very Welcome to join us to Grow and to help others to Grow. Our mission is not on our merits but on His grace.
Bishop Joseph Srampikkal
Syro Malabar Mass Centre Bromley Chaplain , Fr. Saju Celebrated his Jubliee of Religious Vestition in Kerala
On Saturday, 15 July 2017, the Syro Malabar Mass centre, Bromley, London celebrated the feast of St. Thomas, St. Alphonsa, St. Chavara and St. Evuprasiamma at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Bromley. The Mass centre has since 2015 started celebrating the feast at the centre in July to commemorate all canonised saints of India as well as to share the faith tradition with our children. This day is also celebrated as the community day, a beautiful occasion to gather with friends and families to celebrate our faith, friendship, and tradition.
The feast celebration this year was remarkable with the presence of Mar Joseph Srampickal, Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy, Great Britain. Mar Srampickal presided over and preached at the Holy Qurbana. In his message, Mar Joseph challenged all to gather courage like St. Thomas to stand up and proclaim the faith in our secular world.
After the Mass, there was solemn procession to the Convent ground, carrying the statues of Blessed Mary, St. Thomas and St. Alphonsa which was concluded with the veneration of relic of St. Alphonsa. The shared meal in the parish hall was an experience of belongingness. The celebration reached its culmination by the Youth Event which made the celebration more colourful.
Syro-Malabar Women’s Forum Regional Seminar - London Region @ St Joseph’s Parish Hall , Sat 24 March 2018