Rev. Abu Cherian is an ordained minister of Mar Thoma Church. He hails from Niranam, Thiruvalla, Kerala and his home parish is St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Niranam. Achen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St. Barchman’s College (Mahatma Gandhi University) and Bachelor of Divinity from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam. Achen also holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Achen ’s first posting was as missionary of Sankeshwar Mission, Director of Bethlehem
Hostel- (a hostel for tribal students). Also served as the vicar of the Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Belgaum, andStudents’ Chaplain of the region. Served as the Assistant Vicar of the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Santacruz, Mumbai for three years. Before coming to UK, he was serving as the Vicar of Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Borivali, Mumbai for four years. Also served as the Vicar of the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Bhoychapada, a parish installed for the tribal community as part of the Missionary activity of the Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Borivali. Served also as the Director of the CARD Light to Life Project, which is the social project of the Immanuel mar Thoma Church, Borivali.

His wife is Angela and their sons Anpin and Arpan.