St Antony’s Church
(Estd: 1873)
Marshal’s Road, Opp. Vaiko Office
Pudupet, Chennai – 600 002
Tel 044 – 28 55 31 36
A Brief History
From the year 1642 to 1832, the Capuchin Fathers ministered to the needs of the local people. In 1873 Pudupet Church was erected as a Parish. The foundation stone for a new Church was laid by His Excellency the Most Rev Peter Pisani, Delegate Apostolic of East Indies on 5th January 1921, the 2nd day of the National Marian Congress in the presence of Most Rev John Aelen, Archbishop of Madras. The Church was constructed and consecrated on 14th September 1927 by the Archbishop of Madras, in honour of St Anthony of Padua. A Parish school is run for the poor Anglo-Indian children by the sisters of the Presentation Order and a school of commerce. St Anne’s Congregation runs a Tamil school. The renovation of the present Church was undertaken by Rev Fr A Vijay Kiran and completed on 14th September 2002. Eucharistic Chapel was built by Rev Fr L Balaswamy and was opened on 15th August 2009 by His Grace Dr A M Chinnappa SDB. St Francis of Assisi Hall was added for catechism classes and meetings etc in 2011.
Catholic Population : 1600
Sunday Mass – Timings & Language : 6.15 am & 11.00 am – English
8.00 am & 6.00 pm – Tamil
Participatory Structures
01 Parish Pastoral Council
Associations
01 Altar Servers

02 Legion of Mary
03 Catholic Workers Movement

04 St Vincent de Paul
Religious
01 Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB) Tel 044- 28 194105/12 74
Fax 044 – 28 19 21 24
02 St Anne’s Convent (SSA) Tel 044 – 28 55 31 83
03 Presentation Convent (PBVM) Tel 044 – 28 55 35 40
Institutions under the Religious
01 Don Bosco Mat Hr SecSchool (Boys) Tel 044 – 28 194105/12 74
02 Don Bosco Primary School Tel 044 – 28 19 42 23
03 Don Bosco Night School (Slum Children)
04 St Antony’s Middle School (Co-Ed) Tel 044 – 28 52 07 56
05 Arunima Illam (Home for Prisoner’s Children) Tel 044 – 28 55 31 83
06 St Antony’s A I High School (Co-Ed) Tel 044 – 28 58 91 86
07 Nagle Nursery & Primary School Tel 044 – 28 41 26 81
08 Pudupet Convent School of Commerce Tel 044 – 28 41 02 11
09 Presentation Convent Ladies Student’s Hostel Cell 98 84 19 94 21
10 Bishop Aelen Home for Children (FSJ) Tel 044 – 65 24 39 00
Syrian Rite
01 Rajagiri Bhavan, CMI House (CMI) Tel 044 – 28 55 43 59