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Kavumkal Achen

Kavumkal Achen was born to very religious parents Thomas and Annamma of Kavumkal house, in Pangada, Pampady. He was ordained as a Deacon (Quroyo) on June 2nd 1974 at St. Mary’s Cheriapally Pampady East, as Afudyaqno at St. Mary’s Sunoro Church Ernakulam, as Mshamshono (full deacon) at St. Mary’s Church Kallumedu. Dn. Mathews Kavumkal married Elsamma Mathew of Poovakottu, belonging to St. Simons Church Velloor, Kottayam. He was ordained as Kassiso (Priest) on September 25th at St. Mary’s Church, Pangada, Pampady. Achen and kochamma are blessed with two children. Daughter Renju Ann Mathew(Australia), and son Renjith Thomas Mathew (Bangalore, India), son-in-law Yeldho Mathew Painadathu (Angamali) and grand children Lena and Niall.

Achen's dedicated service and wholehearted loyalty to the Holy Church is attested by many faithful families in India, Middle East and USA. Achen served as a vicar at the following churches :

  • St .Mary’s JSO Church - Bhilai, St. Mary’s JSO Church - Kurichy
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral - Kottayam, St. Thomas JSO Church - Pakkil
  • St. John’s JSO Church - Attamangalam, Kumarakom, St. John’s JSO Church - Olessa
  • Marthsmooni JSO Church - Tiruvarppu
  • St.Ignatious JSO Church - Peroor, St. George JSO Church - Nedumave
  • St. Thomas JSO Church - Byculla, Bombay, St. Mary’s JSO Church - Muscat, St. Thomas JSO Church - Nerul, Bombay
  • St. Mary’s JSO Church - Pampady East, St. Mary’s JSO Church, Neelimangalam, St. George JSO Church - Chicago, USA.

Furthermore, Achen has proven his leadership skills serving the Holy Church in the following roles:

  • Diocesan Secretary - Outside Kerala Diocese
  • Vice President – Youth Association of Kottayam Diocese
  • Office Secretary – Kottayam Diocese
  • Clergy Association Secretary– Kottayam Diocese
  • Council Member – Kottayam Diocese
  • Sabha Managing Committee Member

Achen served as the vicar of St Ignatious Church from March 2011 to January 2013. In January achen went back to India to serve the Kottayam Diocese.

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