About Sehion

Sehion UK is a ministry formed as part of Sehion Ministries, which originated from Sehion Retreat Centre in Attappadi, Kerala. Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil is the founder and Director of Sehion Retreat Centre with many Priests and Lay people helping to conduct retreats and many other
ministries. Rev. Fr. Soji Olikkal, who was the Assistant Director of Sehion Retreat Centre in 2004/05, came to the UK in 2009 as the Assistant Chaplain to the Syro Malabar Catholics along with Rev. Fr. Sebastian Arikkatt, who was the Priest in Charge of Blessed Robert Grissold Church, Balsall Common. Later in 2010 December, Fr. Soji Olikkal became the Priest in charge due to Fr. Sebastian returning to India. The Archdiocese of Birmingham consists of 12 mass centres with an elected central committee consisting of members from all 12 mass centres. Further details of the central committee member can be found by clicking here. Retreats, led by Fr. Soji Olikkal along with other evangelists, started off in Blessed Robert Grissold Church with only around 40 to 50 people. More and more people started to attend the retreat, which started to be held on Second Saturday’s of every month. Due to the number increasing, the venue was changed to St. Catherine’s Church, Birmingham with a capacity of 1000. The retreat had to be moved to Bethel Convention centre due to the high number of people attending the retreats.Along with all the conventions, Children’s ministry is also an important part of Sehion UK ministries. More than 1000 children attend the Second Saturday convention, more details of all KidForKingdom Children’s ministries, please click here.Various other ministries are also conducted as part of Sehion UK, such as: Street Ministry, Sehion Youth, Healing Services in English, Annual retreats, various One Day Conventions and many more.Prayer is the most important element of all our ministries. At Sehion Retreat Centre in Kerala, there is 24 hour prayers being said for all Sehion UK ministries. Here in the UK, there is Adoration every night at Blessed Robert Grissold Church, Balsall Common, where several families come together to spend time with the Lord to thank Him for all the blessings and also to intercede for all the ministries that will be taking place.