Service Timings

Tamil Service: 8:00AM

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Sunday School: 8:00AM

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Women's Fellowship: 10:30AM

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Mens Fellowship: 10:30AM

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Youth Fellowship: 4:30PM

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English Service: 6:30PM

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Coming from a family that loved Christian Church music and having singing each day during the family prayers it was easy for me to sing any time.

It’s been a long journey, nearing 25 years……..the memories I carry of the early choir practices are ones that I can picture myself with my friends singing in order to learn Western Classical music and singing because we loved to sing. As kids, we used to play in the cathedral grounds, while our parents attended the choir practices. Though it was not our intention to learn the songs, we were thorough with each song, and could sing along while they rehearsed. Couple of years later we were asked to sing instead of wasting our time playing and that was the beginning of being part of the English and Tamil Choir.

TheTamil Choir brings me memories of so many pastors who have taught us, so many musicians who played for us, can never forget Frank Zachariah uncle on the Tabla, Selwyn anna who never could settle for anything but perfection and our Bishop uncle who puts in every effort to make it an enjoyable time to praise God with the talent that God has given us. Though I was not keen to join the Tamil Choir since I used to struggle to get the words and the pronunciation right and of course the meaning too, none of these excuses worked with my parents, they always would say, ‘ Stay in the practice and learn something’ …….but as years went by, I realized that it was a blessing to know the language and also understand the meaning of each song. I still struggle with the words in the first few practices, by the time I complete reading one line, the others are already in the next. But the joy that comes out of Singing and the encouragement that we have received from all the Choir Masters till date has kept me in the choir every single year.

They say History repeats itself, it’s now the turn of my sons who play outside during practices but know every song by heart. May God’s name alone be glorified.

By Susan Richard