About Parish

Duraisamipuram was one of the substations of the parish of Velayuthapuram. It is very backward area. People one poor and daily wages. But their faith is remarkable. In order to uplift and develop this backward area, it was felt that Duraisamipuram should be created new parish. It was bifurcated and entrusted to the order of discalced Carmelite of Tamilnadu province in the year 1995. They started their fulpledged mission work among the people. 
Sebastian ocd

Rev. Fr. Sebastian ocd

Parish Priest
Patron of the Parish

St. James the apostle



Church Name

St. James Church

Established On


No of Catholics


Assistant Parish Priest


Succession of the Priests

1. Fr. Sahayadasan OCD 2. Fr. Susai Manickam OCD 3. Fr. AmalrajOCD 4. Fr. Benjamin OCD5. Fr. Sebastin OCD


R.C. Middle School (School)
Run by RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Duraisamipuram
R.C. Primary School (School)
Run by RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Paraiyur
St.Theresa Orphanage for Boys (Orphanage)
Run by - (OCD) , Duraisamipuram
Amala Dispensary (Hospital)
Run by Franciscan Servants of Mary (FSM.), Duraisamipuram
Amala Annai Home for Girls (Home)
Run by Franciscan Servants of Mary (FSM), Duraisamypuram