St. Thomas’ Malankara Catholic Church, Padi

  Patron St. Thomas
  Established 1974
  Phone 044 2635 7795
  Address Maria Nagar, Padi, Chennai,

Tamilnadu – 600 050

  Vicar Fr. Varghese Maruthoor

The prayer group meetings were started in 1966 itself.  In 1974 late Arch Bishop Mar Gregorios along with Arch Bishop Dr.Arulappa offered the first holy Qurbano for malankara community with 50 families. Fr. George Jacob took charge as the first vicar of Malankara community in Chennai.  This became the first Malankara Catholic Church outside the jurisdiction.  Sub stations started in Thiruvattiyoor in 1977 and Perambur in 1978.  In 1979 new church was constructed. Fr. Koshy Varghese took over the responsibility in 1982.

In 2005 separate Tamil Mass for Tamil speaking community was started. Lately, Fr. Justin was appointed as the associate vicar for the spiritual care of the Tamil speaking Malankarites.