St. Thomas Welfare Centre, Kurla (W) – Old

St. Thomas Welfare Centre, Old Kurla dedicated to our patron, St. Thomas was institutionalized in 1988. Holy Cross Church, Kurla has been provided us structural support from the very inception of our Parish till date. However, they provided an apartment for our Parish Priests till 1999. Later, Parish Priests from Kalina and Jerimeri continued to serve our centre.

In 1999, under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Jacob Palakapilli we raised funds through various collections in order to buy a property so as to conduct services. In 2004, Rev. Fr. Benny Thanninilkumthadathil and the committee members with the assistance of the Diocesan Office came to conclusion with a 1080 sq. ft area on the second floor of Rockcell building suitable for our requirements for a Church. In 2005, when Rev. Fr. Babu Kakkasherry served our Parish, the registration was done. Thereafter, the place was blessed on 4th December by Mar Thomas Elavanal. But due to some legal issues the place could not function as a Church and so we still continue to conduct our services and activities in the classroom given to us by the Holy Cross Church.

Following are the priests served our Church selflessly: Rev. Fr. Antony Kakkanat, Rev. Fr. Thomas Kochuparambil, Rev. Fr. Joy Punnamkuzhi, Rev. Fr. Jose Chirayath, Rev. Fr. Xavier Kadaplakyal, Rev. Fr. Cyriac Chandrakunnil, Rev. Fr. Kuriakose, Rev. Fr. Jacob Palakyapilli, Rev. Fr. Benny Thanninilkumthadathil, Rev. Fr. Babu Kakkasherry, Rev. Fr. Jefrin Pallithara. Asst. Parish priest Rev. Fr. Davis Tharakan, Asst. Parish priest Rev. Fr. Tomy Nelliyanni, Asst. Parish priest Rev. Fr. Franklin Pottanannikal, Rev. Fr. Mattew Kollamparambil, Rev. Fr. Benny Thonnikuzi, Rev. Fr. Siby Kulangara, Rev. Fr. Thomas Vazhayil gave their fruitful service for us.

Rev. Fr. Binu Painumkal is currently serving in our Parish. The Parish is divided into three Kudumba Units. The Parish also includes two associations i.e., Mathrusangham, Youth Group.


Forane: Kalina

Status: Qurbana Centre

Parish Priest: Fr. Jeffrin Pallithara

Establishment of Parish Community : 1988

Official Erection as a Parish :

Date of the Consecration of the Church :

Area of the Church Property:

No. of Family’s: 40

No. of Family Units: 3

Address : (presbytery) St. Joseph’s Church Room No. 5, Safedpool Jerimeri, Mumbai 400072

Phone No.:

How to reach:


Holy Qurbana: Sun. 7.30 am at Holy Cross Church, Old Kurla

Weekdays Qurbana: Nil

Name of the Religious Congregation & Province: Nil

Type of the Institutions at parish territory: Nil


Email id: Nil

Website: Nil


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