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Azheekal  Church

Azheekal is part of the early Christian heritage of Quilon Diocese. Almost an island between the Arabian Sea and Kayamkulam Lake Azheekal was once a mini commercial harbour. Naturally the Portuguese made it a landing and export centre. By 1550 this became a big Christian centre and a church was built. During the conflict between the Portuguese and the Dutch in the mid 18 th century and later in the battle between the King of Kayamkulam and Travancore, Azheekal became a safe haven for missionaries. In a sea erosion in 1932. Thereafter several Christians migrated to the mainland. For a long time there was only a temporary shed. The present church was blessed on February 12, 1978.

 

Contact: Parish Priest

St. Sebastian's Church, Azheekkal,- 690 526 , Tel: 0476-2896366

 

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