Therese of Child Jesus

Therese of Child Jesus


St. Theresa’s Church
Tuticorin Dt
Pin : 628 001.
Ph.No : 0461-2360520.

Brief History:

Therespuram which is situated at the northern part of Thoothukudi, is known to have been in those days, the center of pearl diving, at the “ Pearl City ” (Thoothukudi). A grotto dedicated to St. Xavier stands in the coastal border of this place, in memory of the mission undertaken by himself in this area. About 75 years ago a stone church of St. Therese of Child Jesus existed that belonged to the people living at St. Therese street . Hence, this area began to be called Therespuram, as more and more cathilics inhabited this place. The small church was destroyed for a new enlarged church. On the 7 th of July 1984 , it became an independent parish and in the time of Fr. Augustine a the present church was constructed and consecrated by Bishop Amalnather.

Parish Priests:

Rev. Gerald
Rev. Viladmir Rayan
Rev. Stanislaus
Rev. Augustine
Rev. Loyola de Rose

Patron Saint : St. Therese of Child Jesus


John Xavier Nager (Near Lourdammalpuram)