will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Mateer Memorial Church - This is my church" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Kerala Things to Do Tip by Justin_goa

State of Kerala Things to Do: 213 reviews and 366 photos

  Beutiful acrhitecture
by Justin_goa
  • Beutiful acrhitecture - State of Kerala
      Beutiful acrhitecture
    by Justin_goa
  • Typical anglican style - State of Kerala
      Typical anglican style
    by Justin_goa
  • View from front - State of Kerala
      View from front
    by Justin_goa
  • The cemetery gate - State of Kerala
      The cemetery gate
    by Justin_goa

The Mateer Memorial Church, situated in the heart of the city of Trivandrum, is one of the oldest of its kind in South India. Our Church was dedicated on the first day of December 1906 and we are now celebrating its Centenary.

The history of the Protestant Missions in South Kerala begins with the arrival of William Tobias Ringeltaube on 25 April 1806 at Mylaudy near Cape Comorin. As missionary work was already started in Tranquebar, a Danish colony, Ringeltaube travelling in a Danish ship arrived at Tranquebar, invited by Vedamanikan Maharasan the first convert from this region. Travancore was then a native state under British protection ruled by its Maharaja. It was with great difficulty and largely through the intervention of the British Resident in Travancore, Colin Macaulay, that Ringeltaube obtained permission to construct a Church at Mylaudy. In May 1809 the foundation stone was laid for the Church. The construction of a modest structure was dedicated in September that year. The Mylaudy Church was the first protestant church built in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore, and it formed the nucleus of the present South Kerala Dioceses of Kanayakumari and South Kerala.

Address: In Trivadrum City
Directions: Near Museum & Zoo
Opposite Trivadrum Corporation office.


Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Aug 25, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Justin_goa Was Born Here!


“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 9 6 2

Have you been to State of Kerala?

  Share Your Travels