St Ann's Church - Kakinada I


Name of the Church

St. Ann's Church


St. Ann

Catholic Population





Nadakuduru, Goripudi, Gotteipalem, Choolangi


St. Ann's Catholic Church Jagannaikpur KAKINADA - 533 002 East Godavari.

Phone No.

0884 - 2347272

Mass Timings


Brief History

Kakinada is one of the oldest parishes in the diocese. It was started by the French Missionaries in 1839. Records reveal that the first Baptism was given on 14th January 1841 by Rev. Attaide. The present Church and the presbytery were constructed at the time of Bishop Tissot and Fr. Decompoix as Parish Priest. This church was hit by the severe cyclone in 1996 and major repairs were made by the present parish priest,Fr. Mathew Kannipally.

Firstly the people of European Origin, Anglo-Indians, Tamils, Telugu employees and business men from Kerala, Bombay, Calcutta and other states were the parishoners. At present, the majority of catholics is locals especially from fishermen community, S.C., and F.C. communities. There are churches belonging to other denominations around our church in a large number which hampers fur ther development of this parish, which was one of the ancient of all the parishes in our diocese.

Institutions in the Parish

  1. St. Joseph’s Eng. Medium School
  2. St. Ann’s Aided Ele. School
  3. St. Ann’s Aided High School
  4. St. Joseph’s Girls Hostel

Convents in the Parish

St. Joseph’s Convent

Priests who served in the Parish

  1. Rev. Fr. P Bozon msfs
  2. Rev. Fr. Lovorel msfs
  3. Rev. Fr. Reydet msfs
  4. Rev. Fr. Avrillon msfs
  5. Rev. Fr. Tissot msfs
  6. Rev. Fr. Dupont msfs
  7. Rev. Fr. Richard msfs
  8. Rev. Fr. Domenge msfs
  9. Rev. Fr. Suchon msfs
  10. Rev. Fr. Descompoix msfs
  11. Rev. Fr. Delalex msfs
  12. Rev. Fr. Deleval msfs
  13. Rev. Fr. Chelvam msfs
  14. Rev. Fr. Mabboux msfs
  15. Rev. Fr. Girard msfs
  16. Rev. Fr. Foulex msfs
  17. Rev. Fr. J M Clerc msfs
  18. Rev. Fr. S. Antony msfs
  19. Rev. Fr. S Plackthottil msfs
  20. Rev. Fr. John Meynet msfs
  21. Rev. Fr. Anselm Rey msfs
  22. Rev. Fr. A. Gangloff msfs
  23. Rev. Fr. Jules Rey msfs
  24. Rev. Fr. Chevvallet msfs
  25. Rev. Fr. Joseph Rey msfs
  26. Rev. Fr. Henry Vulliez msfs
  27. Rev. Fr. Peter Descombes msfs
  28. Rev. Fr. A Barril msfs
  29. Rev. Fr. J Contat msfs
  30. Rev. Fr. R Maniolaux msfs
  31. Rev. Fr. O Reitmayer msfs
  32. Rev. Fr. Mathew Pazhedam msfs
  33. Rev. Fr. M U Chacko
  34. Rev. Fr. Cherian Karukaparambil
  35. Rev. Fr. M M Mappilakunnel msfs
  36. Rev. Fr. George Koovackal msfs
  37. Rev. Fr. Paul Iyramana msfs
  38. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kanipilly
  39. Rev. Fr. Abraham Olickal
  40. Rev. Fr.
  41. Rev. Fr. Luckose Kallakat