St. Mary’s Church Koilmukku, renamed as St. George Church Koilmukku, now better known as St. George Forane Church Edathua, is one of the prominent and prosperingforanes under the Archdiocese of Chaganacherry. Most Rev. Raymond, the Vicar Apostolica of Varappuzha Vicariate, granted the canonical` permission to construct a church at Koilmukku, Edathua in 1810.
Founded on 29 September, 1810, the Edathua Church wields a profound influence in the spiritual, material, social and educational realms of the thousands of people, belonging to various religious communities living in and around Edathua. A zealous and vibrant community of faithful, comprising of nearly two thousand families have nurtured it as the apple of their eye, transforming Edathua in to a prominent pilgrim center in South India.
The Church owns a first grade Arts and Science College, a Higher Secondary School, two High Schools, three Lower Primary Schools, an Industrial Training Center and aResidential English Medium School.
The religiously rich soil of Edathua gave birth to the Congregation of the Sisters of Adoration of Blessed sacrament in 1906 and the Franciscan Third Order for lay men by Puthernparampil Thommachan. The first vicar of Edathua Church was Rev. Fr. Valiaveettil Geevarghese Kathanar and the Present Vicar is Rev.Fr. Kurian Puthenpura, from June 2007.
Church timings: 0400 - 2000 hrs,
Prayer timings: 0600 and 0700 hrs - Fridays 1600 hrs as well
Sundays 0600, 0800, 1000 and 1600 hrs
St. George Forane Church
Edathua, Alappuzha, Kerala - 689 573
Ph: +91 477 2212234, 2215851
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha, Thiruvalla,Mavelikkara,Ambhalappuzha
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 90 km from Edthua town.