First Bishop of Mar Thoma Church to set foot on New Zealand soil and officiated the first Holy Communion Service in Mar Thoma order on 14th November 2002.
We were acknowledged as a congregation by Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philexenos Episcopa on his visit here as the Diocesan Bishop.
In January 2005, the then Metropolitan, Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostam approved us as a parish with the name St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Auckland and Rev. Dr. Varghese Mathai, the vicar of Sydney church, was given the responsibility of leading our parish.
Our regular worship services continue at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 2 Islington Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland. On 1st and 3rd Sundays Holy Communion are held in Malayalam and 2nd and 4th Sundays in English. On 5th Sundays Holy Communion Service are held either in English or Malayalam. Special prayers were offered during the service for people celebrating their birthday and wedding anniversaries. Special Sundays were observed as per the church calendar and the messages were given by guest speakers/parish members. After every service all members gather in the parish lounge for refreshments and fellowship.