The church in Meenachiapuram was built by Fr. Arul Rayan in 1982, and was blessed by Archbishop Justin Diraviam. In 1989 the foundation stone of presbytery was blessed and it was inaugurated in 1992 by Archbishop Arockia Samy; in 1992 July it was raised to an independent parish, given to the pastoral care of the Pallottines. This parish includes puthoor, Arulputhoor, Nallamangalam, Kallupatti and Christurajapuram as its substations. There are around 400 families in the parish. The main occupation of the people are stitching and farming. Sisters of Charity work in the parish. This parish is entrusted to the pastoral care of the Pallotines as per the contract entered by them with the Archdiocese of Madurai.
Succession of parish priests:
Fr. Joseph Sac, Fr. Britto Sac, Fr. Manuel Sac, Fr. Rock Jerald sac,
Fr. Amalraj sac, Fr. Antovijayan sac.
Arulputhoor, Nallamangalam, Kallupatti, Puthoor and
Parish council, Anbiam
Legion of Mary
Vincent De Paul
Altar servers and Youth group
Sisters of Charity
No. of members : 5, Ph: 04563 250140
Institutions under the Parish Priest:
a) R.C. High School, Meenachiapuram
no. of students & teadchers : 407 (135) & 13
b) R.C. Primary School, Nallamangalam
No. of students : 181 (25)
No. of teachers : 5
Our Lady of Vellankanni Grotto in Meenachiapuram.