TINNEVELLY DIOCESAN TRUST ASSOCIATION
TDTA Tirunelveli Diocese

Karisal

About the Pastorate

St. Paul’s Church at Karisal was dedicated on 10 February 1894. The elegant Church Tower was dedicated by Rt. Rev. A.G. Jebaraj and it still serves as a landmark in the area. The Platinum Jubilee of the Church was celebrated on 16.1.1969 on a grand scale. There is one Middle School and six Elementary Schools in the Pastorate.
Karisal Pastorate is a large one, comprising 14 congregation:

  •     Karisal
  •     Odakkarai
  •     North Idayankulam
  •     Pillaikulam
  •     Uganthatchiyapuram
  •     Pulavankudiyiruppa
  •     Govindaperi
  •     Kanganankulam – new church under construction
  •     West Uppoorani
  •     Keela Uppoorani – (Vayalnambikulam)
  •     M. Samathanapuram
  •     Mela Chadaiyamankulam
  •     Keela Chadaiyamankulam
  •     Malaiyadi (Singikulam)

Important Festivals in the Pastorate

Congregation
Dedication
Asanam
Harvest Festival
KarisalJuly
M. SamathanapuramJuly  May
Mela Chadaiyamankulam
Keela Chadaiyamankulam1 - 2 November
Keela UppooraniJuly