Patron of Parish
Established On
St. James the apostle
Vicairate : Sankarankovil
Church Name : St. James Church
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Sebastian ocd
Asst. Parish Priest : Rev.Fr.James
Address : St. James’ Church, Carmel Mission, Duraisamipuram (P.O.), Sivagiri Via, Tirunelveli Dt-627 757
District : Tirunelveli
Telephone : 04636-250636

Parish Priest

Brief history:

Duraisamipuram was one of the substations of the parish of Velayuthapuram. It is very backward area. People one poor and daily wages. But their faith is remarkable. In order to uplift and develop this backward area, it was felt that Duraisamipuram should be created new parish. It was bifurcated and entrusted to the order of discalced Carmelite of Tamilnadu province in the year 1995. They started their fulpledged mission work among the people. 

Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. Sahayadasan OCD 2. Fr. Susai Manickam OCD 3. Fr. AmalrajOCD 4. Fr. Benjamin OCD5. Fr. Sebastin OCD


  • R.C. Middle School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Duraisamipuram
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Paraiyur
  • St.Theresa Orphanage for Boys
    run by: - (OCD) , Duraisamipuram
  • Amala Dispensary
    run by: Franciscan Servants of Mary (FSM.), Duraisamipuram
  • Amala Annai Home for Girls
    run by: Franciscan Servants of Mary (FSM), Duraisamypuram

Sub Station With Church

  • Vayalimitta Sivagnanapuram
  • Gomathimuthupuram
  • Paraiyur
  • Punnaivanaperi
  • Panjakulam
  • Melakarisalkulam
  • Inamkovilpatty
  • Rayagiri

Sub Station Without Church

  • Rayagiri
  • Vadugapatty
  • Chathram
  • Idayankulam
  • Meenakshipuram


  • Holy Childhood
  • Renewal Prayer Group
  • Franciscan 3rd Order
  • Legion of Mary
  • Young Boys’ Association
  • Young Women’s Association
  • S.C.C (Anbiam)


  • Franciscan Servants of Mary(FSM)
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