Our Church

The St. George Orthodox Church, Chengaroor often called as Chengaroor Pally is the first church which stone was laid by St. Gregorios of Parumala (Parumala Thirumeni) because of this people calling this church as first daughter of Mar Gregorios.. The Church’s social, charity and religious activities make the church famous. This gracefulness stage has been keeping by the way of commitment, believe and social responsibility. At present 680 families are registered under this church and functioning 14 prayer groups, 7 Sunday Schools, 4 youth leagues etc. His Grace Dr Zacharias Mar Theophilos, 14 priests and one nun are the fragrant of our church.

Rev.Fr. Varughese Chacko Vanchipalam is leading the church as Vicar and Adv. V.A. Joseph, Vazhayil and Mr. Rajan Abraham, Puthiyaveettil is holding the place of trustee and secretary respectively. This church is the one of the biggest and oldest one under Niranam Dioscese and fully working under the Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicose of the East. The church has completed its glorious 134 years holding the history of beautiful place Chengaroor and the church is placed on the hill area near to Panayampala Stream and paddy fields which was serving as the pally source for the place. The church is accessible via Thiruvalla – Mallappally main road.

Our church leads the light not only for orthodox community but also for the whole place including devotees from various communities and religions. The Feast of St. George is the main attraction of church and this feast is considered to be an important function for the place where all communities and religions participate in the Perunnal Rasa and other programs and make it blessed. Our Church do celebrate feast of St. Gregorious also. The procession conducted by church to Puramala is one of the oldest processions conducted in the Mallappally area.

The Church Organisations

Marthamariam Samajam
The Marthamariam Samajam gives enrichment to women society of church by following the way of Mother Mary. This organization enriches spiritual as well as cultural life of women. Since our church area is very big the samajam is splitted into 9 branches named Pallibhagam, Madukoli East, Madukoli West, Kalaparambu, Moovakottu Area, Puthussery North, Puthussery South, Kunnamthanam and Amballoor.In every month one Saturday all branches together assemble in church and will have prayer meeting and Retreats. Our Vicar leads most of the common meetings as much as possible by him.
Youth League
Youth league of the church serves as a leading lamp for youth of the church where the organization serves and influence the youth for their spiritual as well as cultural life setting. For making the activities of this organization vast and for getting the participation of youth majority the organization is divided into four namely St. George Youth Movement Chengaroor, St Johns Youth Movement Puthussery, Mar Gregorious Youth Movement Amballoor and MGD Youth Movement Madukoli. Every Unit do have Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer as officials. Youth League meetings are held weekly in each place and a common meeting is conducted whenever necessary.
Sunday Schools
It has been considered that the Sunday school of this church does have a history of 100 glorious years. There are seven Sunday school units in the church and they are performing very well leading the children of this church.The seven Sunday Schools are namely St George Chengaroor, St Peter’s Poothampuram, St Marys Puthussery, St Johns Puthusserry, MGD Kunnamthanam, MBM Plathanam and Mar Gregorious Amballoor.
Sevaka Sangham
Sevaka Sangham is the one word resort to poor people inside and outside church. Sevaka Snagham helps different people who are economically backward by distributing funds for house construction aid, treatment aid, financial aid for children for studies, pally distribution etc.
Choir Group
The church do have good choir group where they make our Holy Qurbana and other functions very melodious and attractive. By regular practices and hard work the choir group is one of the major singer group in the Diocese.
Educational Instituions
The churh manages two schools as part of social commitment and fulfiiling responsibilities the the local area. St George LPS situated in Poothampuram is one of the oldest school and many people studied there is now decorating various high positions all over the world. The church does have another school called St George English Medium School. This school helps the common people to get their children good English education at nominal fees rates.

Shrines of Church