The Latin Catholic Church in Alappuzha is one of the oldest churches in Alappuzha. Located near the Kannan Varkey Bridge which is just 1 km from Alappuzha this church was built years ago. The beautifully designed church reminds the tourists of the yesteryears when Christianity was slowly being established in Kerala.
Churches originated in Kerala after the advent of St. Thomas in 52 A.D in Kerala. It was St. Thomas who visited different parts of Alappuzha and converted many of them into Christians. Over the years Latin Catholic Church in Alappuzha have merged with the local customs and language of Alappuzha and you can also find Malayalam Liturgy in the churches in Alappuzha.
How to Reach Alappuzha:
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Railway Station
There are two kinds of Churches in Kerala. They are classified in to Catholic and Non Catholic Churches. The Latin Catholic Church which is for the Catholics is also visited by a number of tourists. The interiors of this church in Alappuzha are intricately designed with a number of sculptures.
A special prayer called Novena is held in the Latin Catholic Church every Tuesday. If you have any secret wishes your desires then attend the special prayer during Novena and you can fulfill them.
Recently the Latin Catholic Church is being renovated as it was decaying due to the passage of time. It will soon don its new look and be the center of Christmas celebrations and Easter gatherings.