St Mary's Forane Church is an ancient church of Kerala located at Kanjoor in the Ernakulam district. This is among the most popular Christian pilgrim centers in the state that is located on the panoramic banks of River Periyar. This church belongs to the Archdiocese of Ernakulam – Angamaly. A lot of people visit the holy site every day to offer prayers to the saint in the church, Kanjoor Punnyavan. Situated near Aluva, this pilgrim center fascinates travellers with their unique architecture. The church has the right blend of Indian architecture, Portuguese artistry and Persian designs. Eye-catching mural paintings are another attraction of Kanjoor St Mary's Forane Church. Visitors can watch the repainted version of some ancient murals such as Jesus Christ and Mother Mary, Last Supper and Archangel Gabriel’s revelation at this church. They can also watch some other art works based on non-biblical themes.
The annual festival, the 'Feast of the St. Sebastian' is celebrated every year from 10th to 27th of January. The saint in the church, St. Sebastian is known for quick reply for the prayers of his devotees. A lot of people from far and wide visit this church to seek his assistance for deliverance from epidemics, devastating problems of life and incurable diseases. St Mary's Forane Church is almost 13 kilometers away from Aluva railway station while Cochin International Airport is approximately 7 kilometers away from this pilgrim center. Tour My India offers affordable Christian pilgrimage tours to Kerala that cover almost all the major churches and pilgrim centers in the state.