St. Thomas Church, Chinnamuttom, Kanyakumari
St. Thomas Church is located at Chinnamuttom Village in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. The name “Chinna Muttom” comes from Tamil word Muttu (Edge). Chinnamuttom is at the southernmost point of the Indian Subcontinent. After separating from Kanyakumari, a Roman Catholic parish was created during the late 1990s in the name of Thomas the Apostle, who visited India in 52 AD. The first mass was held by Rt. Rev. Fr. Leon Dharmaraj, the Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Kottar. There were about 800 families in this original church. In October, there is a pilgrimage festival that lasts for 10 days.
St. Thomas Church is located at about 5 Kms from Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is located at about 20 Kms from Nagercoil, 13 Kms from Suchindrum, 47 Kms from Thiruvattaru, 33 Kms from Thuckalay, 47 Kms from Marthandam, 100 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 245 Kms from Madurai. Kanyakumari Town is well connected to major cities by road / rail / air across India. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kanyakumari and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.