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

  • St. Antony's Church , Thykkattuserry
  • Little Flower Monastery Parish Church, Manappuram
  • St. Augustine's Church , Panavally
  • St.Joseph Church , Thirunalloor
  • St. Martin de Porres Church, Ulavaipu

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