A group of Parish members of St. Gregorios Orthodox Cathedral, Hosur Road, residing in and around Hongasandra, formed a prayer group and got together twice a month. This resulted in the formation of  Hongsandra ward and started celebrating Holy Qurbana at St. Francis School Premises from October 2005.  In 2006, under the able guidance and blessings of H. G. Dr. Yakob Mar Iraenios Metropolitan, Sunday School classes started in  the same premises with the Examination centre  at  St.Gregorios Cathedral.

King Solomon says in Proverbs 22:6 “ Train the child in the way he should go,and when he is old he will not turn from it” .

From the very limited number of classes and students at that time, it grew to the present stage of classes Preparatory to Class XII.

In the beginning stages,  this Sunday School  flourished under the leadership and  guidance of Yoohanon Ramban(presently H G Joshua Mar Nicodimos , Nilakkal Diocese) . Mr. Santosh Varghese served as the Head Master from 2006 to 2009.


Beginning of Sunday School classes in the Church:

The existing  Church at Begur was built in 2009,  and the Sunday school classes were shifted to the Church  under the able direction of Vicar of  Rev. Fr. P.C.Philip  (presently P.C.Philip Cor-Episcopa).

Mr. Shibu Mathew served as the Head Master from the year 2010 to 2012. During this period,  under the able leadership and guidance of   Vicar Rev.Fr.  Varghese P Idichandy ,(2010 -2013) we grew into a full-fledged Sunday-school with classes starting from  Primary to std X, actively  participating and winning prizes in Diocesian Level competitions .  Mrs. Dina Mathai was the HeadMistress from 2012 April to 2014 December. During this period, we could start conducting our Sunday school classes in the Centenary Hall a part of  the newly built parsonage.

From 2013 to 2016  Under the guidance of  Vicar Rev.Fr. James Kuttikandam  our Sunday School grew  to   a strength of 80 students from class preparatory to XII and 20 teachers and  Mrs. Asha Biju  serving as Head Mistress.

Presently in 2016  Rev.Fr.Joe Mathew, is the Church Vicar, who  guides  and supports us for the smooth functioning of the Sunday School and nurtures the spiritual growth of students and teachers as well.


Sunday School  Students:

Apart from the regular academics and learning classes, our Sunday School students play an active role in Church activities. They participate actively in Quiz competitions, Essay-writing, Elocution, Singing and other competitions. They take up an important role in Church Harvest festival activities, Onam Celebrations, Christmas eve programmes,  Carol singing and other cultural programmes. Money earned by students from different activities are utilised  for Charity or other Church needs. This inculcates a feeling of care and concern to the society in which they live in.

Sunday School teachers:

Our esteemed teachers who actively served in the  sundayschool  during the years 2006 to 2016

Geevarghese Aneesh Abraham Neel Mathews Peter Sam Sunil  Jose
Anil George Renil Babu Sanish Samuel Paulose Paul Subi Neel
Leena Saju Shirley Shibu Joyce Tharakan Lina Shibu Reena Geevarghese
Smitha Peter Susan Skariah Preethi Biju Sumi Eapen Anitha joe
Bindu Varghese Lisha Varghese Sylvia Roy Sujay Saji Biju Philip
Jiza  Ambish Dency Mary Antony Neethu Renil Rita Shibu
Ansa Anil Sally Paul Anu Asha Binoy


It gives us immense pleasure to express about the growth of our Sunday school as one of the leading Sunday schools of Bangalore Diocese and we thank God for the immense blessings showered upon us. We thank our Diocesian Metropolitan Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim Thirumeni and all the office bearers of the Sunday Schools at Zonal level, District level and Diocesian level for the constant support given to us for the smooth functioning. Above all, we thank Lord Almighty for all the blessings showered upon us always.