St. Mary's Forane Church Pallippuram is most famous Marian Pilgrim Center Located in Kerala at Cherthala
in the Alleppey district. It is the first church in Asia in the name of Our Lady of Assumption. It is belived
that the church is established in 52 AD with
history of more than 20 centuries. It was one of the divisions of Kottayam vicariate before the formation
of Ernakulam vicariate. Today, it is a Forane church of Ernakulam- Angamaly Archdiocese of Syro - Malabar Rite.
This church is the mother of many churches in Cherthala and Vaikom Taluks.
The church is located 8 KM away from Cherthala in Cherthala - Arookuty Road.
Currently it has 8 churches under its forane Administration, Which are