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St. George Forane Church, Edappally

St. George Forane Church, Edappally

Since it is located quite close to Cochin, it has similar geographical conditions. The weather is pleasant and tropical, with the right amount of sun. The region has undulating landscape, with diverse flora and fauna, making it a wonderful tourist spot, in addition to being a place of religious importance.

About St. George Forane Church, Edappally

St. George’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church is located near the city of Cochin, and is known as Edappally Church since it is located in the area of Edappally. Built in AD 594, this is one of the oldest churches in India. A new church complex was built in 1080 to accommodate the growing Christian population in the region.

The church has interesting architectural style and interior designing. It has underwent various renovations since the time of its establishment. There is a painting of Virgin Mary surrounded by sculptures of angels, which is a prime attraction. Other attractions include a painting of the heaven behind the altar and a statue of St. George on horse.

The main deity of the church is said to possess the powers to get rid of snakes and to heal illnesses. Throngs of people gather at the church during the nine-day festival celebration which is done with great pomp and grandeur.

History or Myth

There were two churches that were built and dedicated to St. George. Since the old church was too small to accommodate the growing Christian population, a new church was built closer to the old one. The architecture of the church is being revived to bring back the old world charm from its contemprorary architectural design that was implemented nearly thirty years ago.

Tips or precaution

  • Mother Teresa’s visit
  • Nine day celebration
  • Holy mass
  • Easily accessible
  • Follows Marian Sodality

How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    The nearest airport is Nedumbassery Airport, which is 22 kilometres from Edappally.
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Nearest railwaystation is Edappally Railway Station(2 Kilometers).
  • bus
    Since the church is located on NH 47, it is easily accessible via any kind of road transport.

Highlights or specialities

  • Visit during the nine day festival celebration to witness the pomp show accompanied with fireworks and bright lights.


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