Anchal    St. Mary’s SMCC

catholic church

Vicar :Very Rev. Fr. Bovas Mathew (Anchal Dist.)   Meloottu

Ecl Dist : ANCHAL

Estd Year :1934

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Address :St. Mary's Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Anchal P.O., Punalur Via, Kollam - 691 306


Holy Mass timings                                          : Sunday          : 8.15 am

                                                                          Friday            : 11.30 am

                                                                          Other days    : 6.30 am

Prayer service / Novena timings                      : Thursday       : 7.15 am

                                                                          Saturday        : 7.30 am

Year of Establishment                                    : 1934

Landed properties – Area                               : 28 Acre 55 Cents

Institutions in Parish Jurisdiction                    : St. John’s College

                                                                          St. John’s School

                                                                          St. Joseph’s Hospital

                                                                          St. Joseph’s College of Nursing

  St. Joseph’s School of Nursing

  Mar Baselios Institute of Technology

Shrines / Grottos with Name of Saint            : St. Mary’s Shrine - 2



Names of Priests ordained from the Parish    : Rev. Fr. C.M. George (Late)

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Abraham Joseph

                                                                          Rt. Rev. Msgr Johnson Kaimalayil Cor Episcopo

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Samuel Kunnumpurath

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Mathew Charthakuzhy

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Joseph Valliyatt

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Johnson Puthuparampil

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Charuvilayil (Ginoy)

                                                                          Rev. Fr. George Thomas Kaimalayil

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Philopose Perumuttath (Bobin)

Name of Sisters from the Parish                     :  Rev. Sr. Sheela Mary OSB

                                                                           Rev. Sr. Amal SIC

                                                                           Rev. Sr. Shalom SIC

                                                                           Rev. Sr. Ancit SIC

                                                                           Rev. Sr. Prasanthi SIC

                                                                           Rev. Sr. Santhitha SIC


History and Development

St.Mary’s Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Anchal in the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum belongs to the Ecclesiastical district of Anchal. The First community of this Parish was formed in 1934. This Parish was established in 1934 and Blessed by the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios. Rt.Rev.Fr Alexander Valiyaveettil Cor Episcopo was the First Vicar. A new church was built under the leadership of Rev.Fr.George Malancharuvil and Fr John Kannakara in 1979. A new grotto was built in 1983 infront of parish and another Grotto was built at Kuruvikkonam in 1999.The church was renovated with a balcony and porch in 2004.

Former Vicars

  1. Rt. Rev. Alexander Valiyaveettil Cor Episcopo                    
  2. Rev. Fr. Joseph Thachett                   
  3. Rev. Fr. Lukose Makil                       
  4. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Nedumkallel                    
  5. Rev. Fr. V. T. Thomas                                  
  6. Rev. Fr. Thomas Ayyaneth
  7. Rev. Fr. Philip C. Pantholil    
  8. Rev. Fr. George Malacharuvil
  9. Rev. Fr. Daniel Ayyaneth      
  10. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kottarathil  
  11. Rev. Fr. Pious OIC    
  12. Rev. Fr. John Kannamkara
  13. Rev. Fr. Thomas Ponmelil      
  14. Rev. Fr. Cherian Mayikkal
  15. Rev. Fr. Daniel Kulangara
  16. Rev. Fr. Samuel Kattukallil
  17. Rev. Fr. Johnson Puthuvelil
  18. Rev. Fr. Mathew Marottimoottil
  19. Rev. Dr. Varghese Naduthala
  20. Rev. Fr. Bovas Mathew

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