St. Marys Syro-malabar Catholic Forane Church, Champakulam
- Address: St. Mary’s Forane Church, Champakulam, District- Alappuzha, Kerala- 688505, India, Alleppey
- Phone: 0477-2736252
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Champakulam Kalloorkadu St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church is an ancient church in Kerala. It belongs to the Syro- Malabar Church and is under the supervision of Changanacherry.
This is the Mother Church of almost all Christian churches in Alleppey and is also called Champakulam Vallia Palli locally. It is believed to have been built in the early 5th century. This church has been broken down and built many a times. The rock inscription and the ancient cross here tells us all about its history and that it was last rebuilt in the 12th century and from then is standing strong here.
The Champakulam church was once under the Niranam Church that was founded by the devotee of Christ himself, St. Thomas. The Champakulam church had very friendly relations with the Jacobite Syrian Group and has been a part of many reforms and social work starting from the 18th century.
St. Marys Syro-malabar Catholic Forane Church, Champakulam Travel Tips
- Photography is not allowed inside.
- Maintain silence inside the church.
St. Marys Syro-malabar Catholic Forane Church, Champakulam Hours
- Sundays : 6:00AM, 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 4:00PM
- Other Days : 6:00AM, 7:00AM
- Wednesdays : 6:30AM, 4:00PM
How to Reach St. Marys Syro-malabar Catholic Forane Church, Champakulam
- The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Alleppey Railway Station.
- Champakulam Bus Stop
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St. Marys Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Champakulam Reviews & Ratings
We stopped here during our two day boathouse trip in Kerala. This is one of the oldest churches around and looked very beautiful inside and out. The paintings inside the building and on the roof were spectacular. We spent a quiet 20minutes admiring everything. 🙏
I wasn't born or studied here in Champakulam, but this Church and the surrounding places are all dearest to me. This is a very old Church, known as the 'Portuguese Church', because long time ago they burned it. The inside is still preserved as it is. The ancient architecture of this Church gives us lots of relief from anaesthetic concrete churches.
One of the very old and famous basilica in Kerala, Lot of devotees and tourist visiting this church, Water transport and road transport available for come to the church and situated near river. March 19th St Joseph feat lots of devotees visiting for blessing, still keeping old tradition.
It is a historic and spiritual landmark, must watch in your trip in backwaters, Kerala.it is accessible by road and water route. It is built by a king a d it is one of the first churches built in kerala. It has tremendous art work on it's alter. It has 2 parish hall for recptions of various purposes. The view of the chair h is awesome.
Good church. natural beauty place.also a tourist place