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Vellatanjur Fathima Matha Church is located in Velur Panchayath in Thrissur district. Vellatanjur Fathima Matha Church is the first Church which is dedicated to Our Lady of Fathima. The long awaited expectations of the faithful people of Vellattanjur, the first church was built in 1946 and in the same year 12th February Rt.Rev.Dr.George Alappat, Bishop of Thrissur blessed and named the church as the church of Our Lady of Fathima. During the year 1963, Rev.Fr.Joseph Thekkakara Asst. Vicar of Velur Parish took initial steps to convert this church into the Parish.

Parish History

Vellatanjur Fathima Matha Church is located in Velur Panchayath in Thrissur district. Vellatanjur Fathima Matha Church is the first Church which is dedicated to Our Lady of Fathima was built in 1946 February 12. Read More

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Messages

Metropolitan Archbishop of Thrissur

Mar Andrews Thazhath

"I am very glad to know that a website - www.fathimamathachurch.info is launched for our lady of Fathima Matha Church, Vellattanjur. It is highly appreciable as Vicar and the parishioners act according to the needs of the modern times. I wish let Vellattanjur Parish, the first parish in India which is dedicated to Our Lady of Fathima, be known world wide through this web. I whole heartedly wish and pray the abundance of blessing, be with you all through the intercession of our Lady of Fathima. I bless this remarkable event and all those who worked behind this endeavor."

Former Vicar Of Fathima Matha Church

Late Rev. Fr. Anto Koola

"I have great pleasure in extending my best wishes and joyful greetings to Fathima Matha church on the occasion of the opening of new website in this Internet world. On this significant occasion I Wishes, cordial greetings and abundant divine gifts upon the all believers. By the divine privilege, we have got one of the most beautiful church in our choice and in which we could situate the holy relic of Fathima matha. Once more, let me convey my prayful greetings to all of you and may your life be filled with joy and happiness."