St. Joseph Church - Waltair R.S.

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Name of the Church

St. Joseph Church


St. Joseph

Catholic Population







St. Joseph’s Parish
Waltair R.S. - 530 004 Visakhapatnam.

Phone No.

0891 - 2528341

Mass Timings


Brief History

The early part of the History of St. Joseph’s Parish, Waltair R.S. was interwound with that of Gnanapuram. With the establishment of the East Coast Railways, a big Railway station was built in Waltair. As there were a good number of Catholic Railway employees, Bishop Clerc felt the need of having a church for them. Ten acres of land adjacent to the station was acquired in 1892 to build a church, a convent and a school. The present church and the old St. Joseph’s Convent were constructed by Bro. Nicholas Page. The Church was blessed by bishop John Marie Clerc on 3rd December 1903. It was meant as the chapel for St. Joseph’s sisters and for the use of the English speaking community. It was erected as a parish in 1956 exclusively for the anglo-indian community and non-telugu catholics of the locality.

Institutions in the Parish

  1. St. Joseph’s Provincialate
  2. St. Joseph’s Dispensary
  3. Seva Nilayam
  4. St. Joseph’s Eng. Medium School
  5. R C M Aided Ele. School
  6. Sacred Heart Girls High School
  7. St. Joseph’s College
  8. St. Joseph’s College Hostel
  9. St. Joseph’s Candidates’ House

Convents in the Parish

St. Joseph’s Convent

Priests who served in the Parish

  1. Rev. Fr. Cyrille Ailloud msfs
  2. Rev. Fr. Piere Rossillion
  3. Rev. Fr. Rassat
  4. Rev. Fr. Dematras
  5. Rev. Fr. Chamonin
  6. Rev. Fr. Crispin D’ Souza
  7. Rev. Fr. Mathew Alapatt
  8. Rev. Fr. Mathew Karianatt as asst
  9. Rev. Fr. K J Cherian
  10. Rev. Fr. M Alapatt
  11. Rev. Fr. Thomas Manalil
  12. Rev. Fr. Bernard Caszo
  13. Rev. Fr. Joseph Pulickal
  14. Rev. Fr. Jacob Pathupally
  15. Rev. Fr. Mathew Alapatt
  16. Rev. Fr. Chinnappa Reddy P
  17. Rev. Fr. George Kottam
  18. Rev. Fr. Joseph Pulickal