Syrian Rites - Syro-Malankara

St. Thomas Malankara Syrian Catholic Church

Maria Nagar, Padi,
Chennai - 600 050
Phone: 044-2635 7795

A Brief History
The foundation stone for the present Church of Malankara Catholics was laid in the year 1974. The first vicar of the Parish was Rev. Fr. George Jacob. In May 1979, the newly built church was blessed by Rev. Fr. Benedict Mar Gregorious. A new school began in the year 1974 with 21 students and 3 teachers. Rev. Fr. Koshy Varghese - present Auxiliary Bishop of Thiruvananthapuram took charge as the Assistant Vicar and Principal of the said school in June 1982. In December 1993 the Church was expanded and reconstructed and blessed by His Excellency Lawrence Mar Ephrem. Mar Gregorious College was started in July 1994 and affiliated to the University of Madras.