Thamarassery Eparchy

Mar Remegiose Inchananiyil
Bishop of Thamarassery

Bishop Emeritus

Mar Paul Chittilapally
Bishop Emeritus of Thamarassery

Deceased Bishops

Mar Sebastian Mankuzhykary
Bishop of Thamarassery (1986 - 1994)


His Holiness Pope John Paul II erected the eparchy of Thamarassery on April 28, 1986 by the Apostolic Constitution ?Ad perpetuam dei memoriam? bifurcating the diocese of Tellicherry. The eparchy consists of two revenue districts of Kozhikode and Malappuram, in the Northern part of Kerala. The Catholics of this diocese are the migrants from the central part of Kerala. Mar Sebastian Mankuzhikary, the then auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam, was appointed as the first Bishop of Thamarassery by the Apostolic Constitution Pro munere nostro de singulis. The eparchy of Thamarassery was formally inaugurated and the Bishop took charge of the eparchy on July 3, 1986, on the feast of St. Thomas, at the Sacred Heart Church, Thiruvambady.

On June 11, 1994 he was called for the eternal reward. On June 14, 1994 Msgr. Francis Aruparayil, the then Protosyncellus was appointed administrator of the eparchy. Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy the Bishop of Mananthavady was appointed Bishop of Thamarassery on June 7, 1995 and took charge on 28th of July the same year. He was nominated Archbishop of Trichur on November 11, 1996. Mar Paul Chittilapilly, Bishop of Kalyan, was transferred and was appointed Bishop of Thamarassery on November 11, 1996 and took charge of his office on February 13, 1997. When he submitted his resignation in 2009, Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil, native of Thamarassery diocese was nominated bishop on January 18, 2010. He was consecrated on 8th April, 2010 and took charge on the same day as the 4th bishop of the diocese .

Dioceses At a Glance

Patron St. Alphonsa
Date of Erection 28 April 1986
Bishop Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil
Date of Birth 26 July 1961
Date of ordination 26 December 1987
Date of Episcopal Ordination 8 April 2010
Erected Archbishop 24 July 1995
Email of the Bishop
Address of the Eparchy

Diocese of Thamarassery
Bishop's House, P.B. No. 1
Tharassery (P.O.) - 673 573
Kozhikode (Dt), Kerala, India


0495 2223376, 2223019

Fax 0495 2223019
E-mail of the Diocese

Proto-Syncellus Fr. Thomas Nagaparambil
Procurator Fr. Joseph Mannoor
Chancellor Fr. Joseph Christie Palliyodil
Statistics ?
Area 5893 Sq.kms
Language Malayalam
Total Population Catholic population 1,27,080
Parishes 111
Stations 18
Diocesan Priests 176
Religious Priests working in the Eparchy 20
Major seminarians 47
Minor Seminarians 40
Women Religious working in the Diocese 1399
Women Relegious Houses (Total No.of convents) 166
Men Relegious Houses (Priest + Brother) 33
Minor seminaries 01
Higher Secondary Schools 8
High Schools (owned by the Diocese) 18
Upper School (owned by the Diocese) 22
Primary school (owned by the Diocese) 20
Kindergardens (owned by the Diocese) 80
Special school for training centers differently abled 20
Hospitals 09
Entrance coaching centers 02
Institutes for Home Science 01
Communication Centres 01
Retreat Centres 06
Hostels 20
Orphanages 10
Publications 02


The Bishop's House,
P.B. No. 1, Thamarassery.
Phone : 0495-2223376, 2222569, 2223136, 2223019
Fax      : 0495-2223019

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