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Welcome to the Diocese of Chingleput

The Diocese of Chingleput was declared as an independent new Diocese on 19th July 2002. Most Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan was appointed as the first Bishop of Chingleput. The Diocese of Chinglput comprises of the entire civil districts of Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and some part of the district of Chennai. It has 105 parishes and three Independent Shrines. 80% of parishes are in the rural areas. 139 diocesan priests, 70 religious priests and 72 religious congregations serve in the diocese. It has the historically renowned National Shrine of St. Thomas where the Apostle was martyred and the shrine of the miraculous Mother Mary- Mazhai Malai Madha Achrapakkam.

Diocese of Chingleput
Catholic Bishop’s House,
Thimmavaram, Kancheepuram Road
Chingleput – 603 101

 044 – 27 42 66 49

044 – 27 43 17 84

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