St. Mary Magdlene Church - Mandapeta


Name of the Church

St. Mary Magdlene Church


St. Mary Magdlene

Catholic Population





Edida PP, Edida KP, Pulla, Davireddipalli, Madiki, Tapeswaram, Ippanapadu, Palthodu, Ar thamuru, Chelluru, Pasalapudi, Venturu, Kurakallapalli, Kapileswarapuram, Sandipudi, Pedapalla, Volluru, Nelturu.


Catholic Church
Mandapeta - 533 308 East Godavari Dist.

Phone No.

08855 - 234732

Mass Timings


Brief History

The history of Mandapeta embraces the greatest personality in the person of Fr. Mathai Mathew Mappilakunnel who is well known as the modern intrepid apostle of East Godavari. It was he who initially laid the foundation. He extended his work far and wide from Yanam in 1958. Owing to his sincere and enthusiastic efforts a few Kamma people were baptized. He bought a house in Mandapeta in 1959 and began to stay there occasionally. Fr. John Kurandiarkunnel who was appointed as an assistant became the resident priest at Mandapeta Many more villages embraced Christianity during Fr. George Nellikunnel’s time. The new church and presbytery were built at Mandapeta in 1976.

Institutions in the Parish

  1. St. Ann’s Eng. Medium School
  2. St. Ann’s Hospital, Kapileswarapuram

Convents in the Parish

  1. St. Ann’s Convent, Mandapeta
  2. St. Ann’s Convent, Kapileswarapuram

Priests who served in the Parish

  1. Rev. Fr. Mathai Mappilakunnel msfs
  2. Rev. Fr. John Kurandiarkunnel msfs
  3. Rev. Fr. George Nellikunnel msfs
  4. Rev. Fr. Varghese Elanjipuram msfs
  5. Rev. Fr. Stephen Nadakuzhackal
  6. Rev. Fr. Kurian Cheriankalayil msfs
  7. Rev. Fr. Varghese Chaparath
  8. Rev. Fr. Sargadam Balashouri