The Diaspora Mar Thoma Community formed a prayer group in Bahrain, the Pearl of Arabian Gulf, in 1962. In 1963, this prayer group was given the status of a separate Mar Thoma Parish.
The influx of Mar Thoma Members to Bahrain has been steadily increasing over the years, that the space was not sufficient to accommodate all the members under one roof for the worship services. Mar Thoma Syrian Church always encourages forming smaller Parishes to facilitate personal and pastoral care among the members.
Naturally a genuine desire arose among some members to start a new Mar Thoma Parish to cater to the spiritual needs and to make possible personal attention and fellowship among the members. After due deliberations, the Episcopal Synod of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church has given formal approval for the formation of a ‘New Mar Thoma Parish’ in Bahrain.