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John Gurubatham Savarimuthu, Malaysian bishop. Ordained priest Anglican Church, 1952. Decorated tan sri Pangalima Setia Mahota (Malaysia). Vice president Assunta Hospital Foundation Board, since 1978; member National Unity Board, Office of Prime Minister, Government of Malaysia, since 1980; active Anglican International Network on Refugee and Migrant Ministry, since 1988.

Background

Savarimuthu, John Gurubatham was born on November 29, 1925 in Kulasekharapatnam, India. Son of John and Koilpillai Gurubatham.

Education

Student, Madras University, 1947. Bachelor's Degree, Tamilnad Theological College, India, 1952. Diploma in Theology with distinction, St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, England, 1963.

Career

Assistant curate St. Mark's Church, Seremban, 1952-1955, vicar of Negri Sembilan, 1956-1962. Curate St. Mary's Church, Portsmouth, England, 1963, St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1963. Vicar of South Johor St. Christopher's Church, Johor Bahru, 1964-1970.

Archdeacon of Southern archdeaconry Diocese of West Malaysia, 1970. Vicar St. James' Church, Kuala Lumpur, 1971. Archdeacon Southern and Center Archdeaconries, 1971.

Archdeacon Diocese of West Malaysia, 1972, vicar general, 1972. Consecrated bishop of West Malaysia Anglican Church, Kuala Lumpur, since 1973. Examining chaplain to bishop of Singapore and Malaya, 1964-1970.

Visiting lecturer St. Peter's Hall, Trinity College, Singapore. National secretary Church Union Negotiating Committee Malaysia and Singapore, 1970-1973. National vice president Council Churches Malaysia and Singapore, 1973-1975.

National president Council Churches Malaysia, 1979-1983. Provincial secretary Council Church East Asia, 1979-1983, chairman theological commission, 1979-1987, chairman, since 1987. Member Anglican-Lutheran International Commission, since 1986.

Participant numerous Anglican and ecumenical conferences.

Achievements

  • Ordained priest Anglican Church, 1952.

Membership

Vice president Assunta Hospital Foundation Board, since 1978. Member National Unity Board, Office of Prime Minister, Government of Malaysia, since 1980. Active Anglican International Network on Refugee and Migrant Ministry, since 1988.

Connections

Married Catherine Puan Sri (deceased January 1989). Children: Mary Thangam Savarimuthu Das, Johnny Yesadian, Nathanael Gurubatham.

father:
John Gurubatham

mother:
Koilpillai Gurubatham

spouse:
Catherine Puan Sri

child:
Mary Thangam Savarimuthu Das Savarimuthu

child:
Johnny Yesadian Savarimuthu

child:
Nathanael Gurubatham Savarimuthu