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About the Pastorate

The church at Anaigudi was constructed by the Bishop Rt. Rev. Caldwell before 1861. The pastorate plans to begin new moon preaching from February 2001. Also on plans are to construct the parsonage at an estimate of Rs. 4,40,000/- a church at an estimate of Rs. 2,40,000/- and Uvari school at an estimate of 3,00,000/-

  • St. John’s Church, Anaigudi
  • St. Mathew’s Church, Ayankulam
  • St. Messiah’s Church, Kailasapuram
  • Christ Church, Puthiyiruppuvillai
  • St. Barnabas Church, Thangamalpuram
  • Christ Church, Muthumothanmozhi
  • Christ Church, Evanspuram
  • Holy Trinity Church, Uvari


Important Festivals in the Pastorate
Congregation Dedication Day Asanam
Anaigudi 15 May 15 May
Ayankulam 22 December 22 December
Kailasapuram Monday in the Holy Week
Puthiyirruppuvillai Thursday in the Holy Week
Thangamalpuram 11 June 11 June
Evanspuram Wednesday in the Holy week

 About the Pastorate

In olden days Araikulam was in Idaiyankulam and Seval circles. In 1970 Araikulam was recognized as a separate Pastorate. It has 2 Middle Schools, 2 Primary Schools, a Nursery School, and a Sewing School.  C.S.I. Rhenius Hospital in Omanallur is functioning very well. There is a plan to build a  Parish Hall at Araikulam.

The congregations under this Pastorate are:

  • St. John’s Church, Araikulam – 1942
  • Omanallur – 1927
  • Thamilakurichi – 1947
  • Adaimithipankulam – 1968
  • Kandithankulam – 1914
  • Tharuvai – 1981
  • Puthukiramam – being set up

Church Dedication Festivals in the Pastorate

Congregation Church Dedication Day
Araikulam 17 December
Thamilakurichi 22 December
Adaimithipankulam 18 December
Kandithankulam 18 October
Tharuvai  23 August

Other Important Festivals in the Pastorate

Congregation Asanam Harvest Festival
Araikulam 17 December 3rd week of July
Omanallur 18 May  17, 18, 19 August
Thamilakurichi 25 May 7, 8, 9  September
Adaimithipankulam 17 May 15, 16 May
Kandithankulam August August
Tharuvai  Last Sunday in  August
Puthukiramam 25 December


About the Pastorate

Ambasamudram is one of the ancient pastorates in West Tirunelveli. It is located at the foot of the western ghats and nearer to Papanasam, a Hindu Pilgrim center. Though it is very near to the famous Hindu pilgrim center it has many Christians leading spiritual life. The early church members of Ambasamudram were floating professional employees. Since 1878 ordained ministers served in Ambasamudram. Rev Arulpragasam was the first among them. History narrates that Rev. William, a missionary who rendered service in Nallur, bought 10 cents of land in Ambasamudram for church construction in 1865.Right from the beginning education was given importance in this area. This is proved by the construction of the T.D.T.A. Primary school in 1864 and the S.T.C. Middle School in 1875. Miss. Persion, a foreign lady missionary, served in S.T.C for a short period. Ambasamudram was a Circle for a long period.
The pastorate committee has plans to re-build the church at an estimate of Rupees ten lakh. At present there are ten congregations in Ambasamudram pastorate:
St. Peter’s Church, Ambasamudram (1870)
Christ Church, Kallidaikuruchi (1910)
Christ Church, Bramadesam
Good Shepherd Church, Teacher’s Colony (1985)
St. John’s Church, South Pappankulam
St. John’s Church, North Papankulam
Christ Church, Manimuthar (1987)
St. Stephen’s Church, Sadaiyandiyur (1940)
Immanuel Church, A.P. Nadanoor (1996)
St. Paul’s Church, Adaichani (1998)
Important Festivals in the Pastorate
Congregation Dedication Day and Asanam
Ambasamudram 29 June
Kallidaikuruchi After Easter
Bramadesam 2 May
Teacher’s Colony 8 December
South Pappankulam 27 December
North Papankulam 27 December
Manimuthar 28 February
Sadaiyandiyur 26 December
A.P. Nadanoor 14 November
Adaichani 30 December
Harvest Festival on 1st Sunday in August
IMS Sale on Second Sunday in OctoberAmbasamudram
N.V.T.G.S on 2nd Sunday in February
Men’s Get together on 1st Sunday in November

Family Fellowship on 26th January
Children’s Camp on 14th November

Mother’s Festival on 1st Sunday in May

Youth Camp on 15th August

The week beginning 3rd Sunday in September is observed as the Week of Witness in the Pastorate

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