St. Ignatius Church, Kurumpanai, Kanyakumari
St. Ignatius Church is located at Kurumpanai, a small hamlet on the west coastline of Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. This coastal village has a two-kilometer-long (1.2 mi) natural beach along its western shoreline. Kurumpanai is an all-Catholic village of approximately 12,000 people. Its Catholic church called St. Ignatius Church has the patronage of St. Ignatius of Loyola, administered by Catholic Diocese of Kottar. The Congregation of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary has established a Catholic convent here.
The Church is located at about 12 Kms from Eraniel, 26 Kms from Nagercoil, 4 Kms from Colachel, 16 Kms from Thuckalay, 16 Kms from Marthandam, 19 Kms from Kuzhithurai, 41 Kms from Kanyakumari and 61 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Eraniel and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.