Motto: I was a stranger, you welcomed me ... and I was sick you took care of me (Mat- 25:36)



We extend the expression of God’s love to the humanity by virtue of bringing it into action, for which we have been guided by,

The way…. to light the lamp and expel the darkness as much as we can.
The strength…the Miraculous Grace of God Almighty.

St. Thomas Charitable Trust is a registered public charitable trust promoted by St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Church, Anna nagar West Extn., Chennai, India.

The trust carries out a 3 three fold ministry.
1. St. Thomas Home for the Aged Destitute [Shanthi Bhavan]

2. St. Marys Mission Hospital [Healing Ministry]
3. Educational aid to students. [H.B Mar Baselious Poulose II Endowment Fund]

The Trust is a 17 year old institution, registered with the government. The donations made to the trust are exempted under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and have FCRA clearence from the Ministry of Home affairs, Govt. of India to recieve foreign contributions.

{About the mission}
Since its inception in 1988, the trust was active with a mission to care for the most neglected ones in the society.
By the Grace of God, we could start a free clinic to give free medical care to the extend possible, with the help of doctors who are church members.

In 1991, the trust started institutional accommodation for the destitute old people. In 1994, purchased 5 acres of land at Redhills and started construction. With the good-hearted support of the church members, well wishers and philanthropies in and around Chennai, we could construct the building for “Shanthi Bhavan” and old age home was shifted there. With the completion of second phase in 1998, separate wings for ladies and gents were made available and by this time the strength increased up to 50. The demand is invariably increasing and we are facing lack of space and infrastructure.

More than a hundred of destitute and mentally retarded were looked after by “Shanthi Bhavan” since its conception. 35 inmates including a respectful priest, passed away peacefully and we are proud to say in the name if God, that all of them had a respected burial than they deserve as a destitute.

St. Marys mission Hospital is a pioneer project of St. Thomas Charitable trust, with a view to provide;

[a] 100 bed hospital at nallur Village, Redhills in the outskirts of Chennai.
[b] Medical treatment to the poor and underprivilaged in the society
[c] Health for all among the poor irrespective of caste, class, creed or gender.
[d] Affordable medical facility in and around the project area

The built up area is ready and we look towards friends and philanthropists to extend their hand to purchase the clinical equipments, furniture and fittings as we leap ahead with the inaguration.

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If you feel to know more on the projects or wish to visit us, please contact:

Rev. Fr. Aby Alias Puthenveettil (Managing Trustee)
St. Thomas Charitable Trust,
No. 1, Syrian Church Road, Collector Nagar,
Annanagar West Extn., Chennai. 600 101. India

Mobile: +919445008736
Church: +91 (44) 26563297, St.Mary's Mission Hospital: +91 (44) 26330570


H.B Mar Baselios Thomas I
the Patron of the Mission, laid the foundation stone for
  St.Mary’s Mission Hospital. With a view of fundraising, we have conducted a ‘Charity Dinner’. Learn more >> on the event.  

Rev. Fr. Aby Alias Puthenveettil, the managing trustee of the mission shares his vision behind the projects. He says, why it is so essential for the area where

  we work. Learn more and come forward!  

  An inmate of shanthibhavan can be sponsored with US$ 50 per month.  
  We need your assistance in Godly love for discarded old aged. Donate Now! >>  

    Shanthibhavan has a running clinic for the inmates. In addition their  
  clothing, lesure and other needs to be adressed. Donate to the general fund. Donate Now! >>  

Rev. Fr. V V Paulose,

Founder and Visionary of the mission.


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