St. Stephens Mar Thoma Church has been designed by applying the traditional ideologies of the eastern Syrian community in a contemporary manner. The church has been designed for a congregation of 400 people. The traditional reverence ascribed to a place of worship by placing it atop a hillock has been translated into the design by raising the main worshiping area onto the first floor and creating a grand flight of stairs. The ideas of symmetry and the cruciform have been utilised in a contemporary manner creating a structure that is timeless. The starkness of concrete has been utilised to create a modern, timeless place of worship.