Rev. Dr. Kuriakose Thadathil
Address: Holy Name Catholic Church, 9 Cross Ln, Birmingham B43 6LN
Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Thadathil was ordained priest on 30th December 1987 by His Grace Benedict Mar Gregorios at St. John’s Cathedral Thiruvalla after completing his priestly training from the St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary,Aluva, Kerala, India. He holds a degree in BA. English literature from St. Thomas college Thrissur. He also went on to do his Doctorate in liturgy from Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome.
Fr. Kuriakose served as the vicar of different parishes in the Archdiocese of Thiruvalla. Since 2001 he was the Master of ceremonies of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church until 2020. After serving as the resident and visiting professor for a quite long period (2001 – 2016) he was appointed as the rector of St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary, Trivandrum from 2017 to 2020. He served as the Chancellor and the Catechism Director of the Archdiocese of Thiruvalla.
With the decision of the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Major Archbishop-Catholicos appointed Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Thadathil as the Special Pastor and National Coordinator of the Syro – Malankara Catholic Church in the United Kingdom. Archbishop His Grace Most Rev. Bernard Longley appointed him as the Parish Priest of Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Great Baar in the Archdiocese of Birmingham in January 2022.