“A long journey starts with a single step.” This phrase is apt in the evolution of Bahrain St. Peter’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. In November 1977, the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church members in Bahrain joined together under the leadership of late Fr. P. K. Babu Paraikulath and started a prayer group at his residence. The spade work of the handful members of that time gave fruits and eventually more members joined the prayer group and it grew exponentially. The prayers of those members for establishing a full-fledged Church materialized soon by the grace of God Almighty, and in 1978 the prayer group got registered with the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs of Bahrain as "Jacobite Syrian Christian Association & St. Peter's Prayer Group", with the right to conduct Church services under the name of "St. Peter's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church". The desire of the prayer group members to have a Holy Qurbano was fulfilled during the visit of Rev. Fr. Varghese Puliyan from U.A.E. The first Holy Qurbano was celebrated on the day of the feast of St. Gregorios of Parumala on 2nd November 1978. By December 1978, V. Rev. Thomas Moothedam Ramban (The late Thomas Mor Theophilos Metropolitan) took charge of the parish as its first Vicar. Since then, regular services were started at the residence of the late Babu Achen and the tireless efforts of the new vicar and the managing committee accelerated the growth of parish membership day-by-day which currently surpassed 450 members.
Since Inception, it is a continous practice of the parish to extend humanitarian and fiancial support to the down trodden and needy people.