St Antony's Church, Kanjiracode

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St Antony's Church
8°58′13″N 76°40′11″E / 8.97028°N 76.66972°E / 8.97028; 76.66972Coordinates: 8°58′13″N 76°40′11″E / 8.97028°N 76.66972°E / 8.97028; 76.66972
Location Kanjiracode, Kundara, Kollam-691 501[1]
Country India
Denomination Latin Catholic
Clergy
Priest(s) Very Rev.Mary John[1]

St Antony's Church, Kanjiracode is a Latin Catholic Church located in Kollam district, Kerala, India.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The church traditions date back 400 years according to reliable information gathered from church periodicals and articles, it has been said that a copper plate, discovered during the church renovation in 1986, reveals that the church was donated to thieves of kanjiram (snake wood or kuchala, a medicinal plant) forest (forest in Malayalam is called 'kadu', thus the name was kanjiramkadu, which in course of time changed to kanjiracode) by a Brahmin lady Meenakshi Ammal.

Currently[edit]

The church is a place for worship and Catholic faith. Now the church is under the charge of parish priest Very Rev. Mary John.[1] About ten thousand families attend this Catholic church and take part in church services, the eminent men of the locality mainly the former village officer A.Kunjapan had done a great deal in the church renovation and ensuring the smooth conduct of the church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c BHSE (19 November 2012). "Diocese of Quilon" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Panoramio - Photo of St.Antony's Church, Kanjiracode". panoramio.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "St.Antony's Church Kanjiracode". wikimapia.org. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2013.