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St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Cathedral Church, Kuruppampady;
Popularly known as Kuruppampady Pally.
St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church, Kuruppampady
St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Cathedral Church, popularly known as Kuruppampady Pally, is one of the ancient Holy churches in Kerala. It is the off shoot of the ancient Christian church of Kanjoor, near Kalady & Angamaly and it is proudly located at side of Aluva - Munnar road, about 5 KM towards east from Perumbavoor, Kerala, India.

Though there is no historical proof available; it is believed that the church was established in AD 1355. (By Rt. Rev. Gheevarghese Cor Episcopa, Athumkal, in his book “Kuruppampady palliyude Charithram" - page 23). As in the case of many other churches, the experts have difference in opinion about the date of establishment of church and that are, AD 1067, 1150, 1300 and 1355. (Refer the book “Kuruppampady Pally” page 15 written by T. V. Mathews-Thanelimalil)

Holy Mother
The church was collapsed due to impact of wide spread heavy rain and storm that threatened allover Kerala in AD 1657. The re-construction of church was delayed due to many reasons but mainly due to the consequential disputes aroused in connection with the Coonan Cross Oath (Jan. 3rd 1653.)

The church was renovated in time to time and a major renovation carried out in 1973 to it presents size of 220 feet long x 35 feet width and it was lead by the then Vicar Rt. Rev. P. A. Paulose Kor Episcopa, Cheerathottathil (headmaster of MGM School for 32 years and father of Dr. Daniel Babu Paul, IAS, ( former Additional Chief Secretary in the rank of Chief Secretary Of State and the Ombudsman of Kerala & Shri K. Roy Paul, IAS, former Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation).

The main Altar is in the name of Holy Mother and left and right altars are in the names of St. Thomas and St. George respectively.

There are 1827 families under this church and 10 Sunday Schools, Youth Association and Martha Marium Vanitha Samajam are functioning. (Directory of Angamaly Diocese 2003, page 187)

A portion of the Holy Soonoro of St. Mary, the Mother of God, placed at this church on 2004 December, 26th, Sunday at 8 AM by His Beatitude More Baselios Thomas I , the Catholicose and metropolitan trustee.

Every second Saturday Holy Soonoro Perunal is celebrated and devotees can partake in the Perunal and many are receiving blessings.

Elaborate programs are held every year in connection with the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother Mary, on 15th August and the Holy Soonoro is displayed to devotees.

Other major festivals are on March -1 (Kumbham-16) and November -2 (Thulam–20)


St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Cathedral Church
Sundays………………..7.30 am & 9.00 am
Maranaya days……7.30 am
Other days……….7.00 am
Evening Prayer..6.00 pm

Malaikurishu Chapel
Every Friday……7.30 am
No holy mass during Lent

Source By

Mr. M. V. Abraham, Marangattu, Basalious Studio,
Church Committee Member.

Mor Kuriakose Sahada
Parumala Mor Gregorios Thirumani established a chapel in the name of Mor Kuriakose Sahada, and it is known as “Malaikurishu Chapel,” a century ago, near M.G.M Higher Secondary School that is also under the direct control of the Kuruppampady Church.
Malaikurishu Chapel

Kuruppampady Pally is the Mother Church of near by Parishes of Vengoor, Crariyelli, Chundakkuzhi, Nellimolam, Mannur, Thurithipply and Perumbavoor.

Off shoots of Church

Kuruppampady Pally is the Mother Church of the following near by Churches.
( Ref - “Kuruppampady Pally” By T.V Mathews)

Vengoor,Mar Kauma Jacobite Syrian Church
Vengoor P.O. Pin: 683 546,
Phone 0484 2645023
Crariyelli, St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church
Kombanad P.O, PIN: 683 555,
Phone: 0484 2648329
Chundakkuzhi, St. George Bethlehem Jacobite Syrian Church, Chundakkuzhi P.O. Veengoor-683 555,
Phone:0484 2264606
Nellimolam, St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church
Rayamangalam P.O. Kuruppampady- 683 545.
Phone:0484 2659533
Mannur, St. George Jacobite Syrian Church.
Keezhillam P.O. PIN: 683 541
Phone: 0484 2653811
Thurithipply St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church
Thurithipply, Valayanchirangara P.O.
Perumbavoor-683 586
Phone: 0484 2523116
Perumbavoor Bethel Suloko Jacobite Syrian Church,
Perumbavoor P.O; PIN:683 542,
Phone: 0484 2527075
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