OUR VICAR

Vicar: Rev. V.T Kurian
Wife: Mrs. Kunjumole Kurian
Daughter: Mrs. Chinchu S Kurian
Son: Mr. Chikku Thomas Kurian
Son in Law: Rev. Abraham V Samson
Grandson: Evan Abraham Samson
Mother Parish: St. Pauls Mar Thoma Parish, Chathenkary

Rev. V.T Kurian hails from Valliaparampil house in Chathenkary, Thiruvilla, Kerala and is the son of Mr V.I Thomas and Mrs Saramma Thomas. After obtaining his B.A degree from Mar Thoma College Thiruvilla and M.A from Kerala Univerisity he completed BD from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary Kottayam and was ordained as a deacon on June 27th 1986 and ordained as Kassesa on July 25th 1986.

 

Among the distinguished postions he has served as Mar Thoma Sabha Council member for two terms, Managing Committee member of Mar Thoma Evangelitic Association, Managing Committee member of Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelist's Association, Governing Body member of Chenganur Christian College, Managing Committee member of Department of Sacred Music and Communication (DSM&C) for 20 years, Maramon Convention choir committee member, Diocesan Council member of Thiruvanthapuram-Kollam Diocese, Kottarakkara Convention Choir President, Thiruvananthaparam-Kollam Diocesan fellowship President, member of Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelist's Association Publication Board member including Sandhesam, Convenor of Edayarmmula Sadhu Kochukunju upadesi Memorial songs Sangeetha Sayagnom, Producer and Director of DVD, VCD, CD in the title of "En Jeeva Nayakam", a Devotional Song Album. 
Writer in the following publications under CSS & CLS:
1. Christian Devotional songs and Christian faith.
2. Kanal Vazhiyile Karunnyam
He has sung 300 devotional songs and Christmas songs in Powervision TV, Jaihind TV in Kerala, including All India Radio.

 

Before coming to New Zealand, Achen has completed 30 years of service and served as the Vicar in the Mar Thoma church. He was the vicar of Thrikkannanangal Salem MTC (Kottarakkara), Peringalloor MTC, Vechoochira St. Andrews MTC, Kozhencherry St. Thomas MTC, Elanthoor St. Thomas MTC, Mezhuveli Salem MTC, Venmony Salem MTC, Karunagappally, Eraviperoor Immanuel MTC, Elaunpal Sehion MTC and Kaithacode Mar Thoma parish.

Kunjumole Kochamma is the daugther of Shri. P.G Mathew & Mrs. Saramma Mathew, Peedikayil house, Valakom, Kottarakkara and her mother parish is St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Valakom, Kottarakkara. She was a teacher for 34 years and retired last year from Thiruvilla SCS Mar Thoma Higher Secondary School, Thiruvilla.

Their daughter Chinchu S Kurian is married to one of our Mar Thoma Church priest Rev. Abraham V Samson (Konni). At present he is the vicar of Prayar Sehion MTC in Chengannoor Diocese. Chinchu is a teacher (English) and is now working at Venmony Higher Secondary School. They have a son Evan Abraham Samson (7 years).

Their son Mr. Chikku Thomas Kurian, B. Tech in computer science who is working in an IT company, Bangalore. He is a keyboard player and composer of BGM (Background music) orchestration.