Friday, April 28, 2017

St. Anne's Church, Kizhavaneri, Thirunelveli

St. Anne's Church, Kizhavaneri, Thirunelveli
St. Anne's Church is located in Kizhavaneri Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The Church is located in the center of the village, The feast of St. Ann is celebrated every year in a grand manner on the 26th of July, When Fr. Causanal SJ was parish priest of Kallikulam, Kizhavaneri which was administered by the village administration, was one of his substations. In 1926 it became a parish with Fr. Stanislaus Pangaru as the first parish priests. Parishioners who used to be farmers eventually began to earn money in places such as Mumbai, Chennai, and Srilanka.


Our Lady's mother St. Ann is the patron saint, Parish council was established in 1995 and it has been functioning well through the years. Kizhavaneri is located at about 52 Kms from Thirunelveli, 4 km East to Vadakkuvalliyur, 63 Kms from Thiruchendur, 20 Kms from Nanguneri, 9 Kms from Valliyur, 210 Kms from Madurai and 116 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Nanguneri. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

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