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Holy Trinity Church History

Church History

 
 
 
 
 
 
Church History

Probably in 1835 our Church was built in the same place where it is today. But we could not get the exact date. From the book of Rev. Prof. Kristhudoss "History of the Oyangudi Church" we can know our church history. From that, in 1836 there were only 6 people in Oyangudi church (1 Man, 2 Women, and 3 Children) and they belong to two families.
But in 1844, there were 150 members in our church. There was a tremendous growth in our church by the great work of Rev. A. F. Camerer and Catechist Visuvasam. And more new members were joined to our church in those days.
In November 3, 1844, there were 22 (7 Children) baptized by Rev. A. F. Camerer. But before this some of our village people were baptized by Rev. John Thomas. Pakiyanath Mukkanthar who was the first Christian of our village who was baptized too by Rev. John Thomas.
In December 3, 1844, 5 members were baptized by Rev. A. F. Camerer and on 7th of the same month 60 people (adults & child) were baptized by him.
Sunday prayer meeting was started in the year 1860 by Rev. Thomas Brotherton (1859-1868).

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Reverents of our Pastorate.
In the begining from Nazareth Missionaries
1819 - 1820 Rev. James Hope
1820 - 1822 Rev. Visuvasanathaiar, Lutheran
1822 - 1829 Rev. C. E. T. Ranius, C.M.S
1829 - 1838 Rev. David Rosan, S.P.G
1838 - 1858 Rev. AUG. FRE. Camerer
1858 - 1859 Rev. Hendry Pope
1859 - 1869 Rev, Thomas Brotherton
1870 - 1874 Rev. J. M. Strawhan
Assistant Reverents
  Rev. A. Masilamani
  Rev. Mapillai Mani
  Rev. Sither Esuvadiyan
  Rev. D. Vethamuthu
  Rev. M. Esuvadiyan
  Rev. V. Abraham
After the district divison - Reverents who were worked under the Missionaries
1874 - 1878 Rev. G. Paranjothi
1878 - 1880 Rev. A. Pitchamuthu
1880 - 1882 Rev. R. Periyanayagam
1882 - 1890 Rev. Esuvadiyan
1890 - 1899 Rev. D. Paul
1899 - 1903 Rev. S. Vedakann,
Rev. A. Pitchai Muthu
1903 - 1905 Rev. Y. Gnanamuthu
After the construction of New Church
1905 - 1910 Rev. D. Devapiriyam
1910 - 1913 Rev. J. Joseph
1913 - 1915 Rev. G. Maduram
Rev. M. Jeevanantham
1915 - 1918 Rev. Y. Manuel
1918 - 1919 Rev. D. Paul
Circle
1919 - 1926 Rev. N. P. Vethamuthu
1926 - 1927 Rev. S. S. Moses
1927 - 1930 Rev. D. Packianathan
1930 - 1931 Rev. Y. Swamidoss
1931 - 1933 Rev. P. L. Brown
1933 - 1938 Rev. D. Manickavassagam
1938 - 1939 Rev. S. C. Samuel
1939 - 1946 Rev. D. B. Devapiriyam
1946 - 1947 Rev. D. D. Rajamani
1947 - 1957 Rev. B. A. Gnanasigamani
1953 - 1958 Rev. D. Solomon - Assistant Reverent
1957 - 1962 Rev. S. M. Thangiah
1958 - 1959 Rev. G. Ebenezer Samuel - Assistant Reverent
1959 - 1960 Rev. A. Anandaraj - Assistant Reverent
1960 - 1961 Rev. J. D. Jebamani - Assistant Reverent
1961 - 1962 Rev. John Devadoss - Assistant Reverent
1962 - 1963 Rev. C. I. Paul Immauel - Assistant Reverent
1962 - 1965 Rev. A. J. Samuel
1963 - 1964 Rev. A. Swaminathan - Assistant Reverent
1964 - 1966 Rev. D. solomon - Assistant Reverent
1965 - 1966 Rev. G. Israel - Assistant Reverent
1966 - 1967 Rev. G. John Devadoss - Assistant Reverent
1966 - 1672 Rev. D. C. Abraham
1967 - 1968 Rev. M. Raja Manuel - Assistant Reverent
1972 - 1976 Rev. P. Nallakann
1976 - 1978 Rev. S. Jeyapaul David
1978 - 1982 Rev. M. P. Thavamani
1982 - 1986 Rev. T. Clement Johnson
1986 - 1987 Rev. Daniel Chelliah
1987 - 1989 Rev. M. K. Danielraj
1989 - 1992 Rev. S. Joseph
1992 - 1994 Rev. J. Paulraj
1994 - 1995 Rev. J. Augustine Gnanaraj
1995 - 1998 Rev. M. G. Manickam
1998 - 2001 Rev. K. N. Jesudoss
2001 - 2003 Rev. N. Christy Chackravarthi
2003 - Nov 2003 Rev. C. Jebaz T. Abraham
Dec 2003 - 2006 Rev. K. Danasingh
2006 - Till now Rev. S. Abraham
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Church in 1841
  1. Catechist: Visuvasam
  2. Gnanamuthu
  3. Wife: Annammai
  4. Daughter: Thangammai
  5. Daughter: Suwamiyaddiyal
  6. Son: Gnanpragasam
  7. Son: Yesuvadiyan
  8. Santhosam
  9. Wife: Nallamuthu
  10. Son: Pakkianathan
  11. Daughter: Thankkammai
  12. Pakkianatham
  13. Wife: Natchathiram
  14. Son. Swamiyaddiyan
  15. Son: Yesuvadiyan
  16. Pakkiyammal - Widow
  17. Son: Vedamanickam
  18. Daughter: Chellam
  19. Son: Sathiyanatham
  20. Inbanayagam
  21. Wife: Gnanappu
  22. Son: Yesuvadiyan
  23. Paramayee - Widow
  24. Son: Pakkiyanatham
  25. Daughter in law: (not known)
  26. Son: Maduranayagam (Son of no. 23)
  27. Pakkiyanathan (family members name not known)
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Church in 1844
  1. Catechist: 1. Visuvasam, 2. Thaveedu
  2. Gnanamuthu
  3. Son: Vedamuthu
  4. Daughter: Annbayee
  5. Daughter: Pakiam
  6. Son: Solomon
  7. Yesuvadiyan
  8. Wife: Paramayee
  9. Son: Koilpillai
  10. Santhosam
  11. Wife: Mariyall
  12. Daughter: Annammai
  13. Son: Arumainayagam
  14. Son: Samuel
  15. Gnanamuthu
  16. Wife: Jebathai
  17. Son: Arumainayagam
  18. Daughter: Paramayee
  19. Daughter: Paripooranam
  20. Perpettran
  21. Wife: Selvam
  22. Arumainayagam
  23. Jebathai
  24. Daughter: Thankkamai
  25. Daughter: Pakkiam
  26. Son: Yesuvadiyan
  27. Vedamuthu
  28. Wife: Pothupitchai
  29. Son: Packiyanathan
  30. Son: Yesuvadiyan
  31. Daughter: Packiyam
  32. Packiyanathan
  33. Wife: Natchathiram
  34. Samikkannu - Widow
  35. Son: Kovillpillai
  36. Saminathan
  37. Wife: Paramayee
  38. Son: Yesuvadiyan
  39. Daughter: Nathathiram
  40. Vedamuthu
  41. Wife: Gnanapoo
  42. Daughter: Saaral
  43. Gnanapoo
  44. Muthaparanam - Widow
  45. Son: Nallathambi
  46. Son: Nallamuthu
  47. Packiyanathan
  48. Wife: Packiyam
  49. Mariyal - Widow
  50. Gnanapoo - Widow
  51. Son: Gnanamuthu
  52. Yesudosson
  53. Wife: Perinbam
  54. Son: Suvishamuthu
  55. Daughter: Paramayee
  56. Daughter: Paripooranam
  57. Daughter: Packiyam
  58. Son: Yesuvadiyan
  59. Samuel
  60. Wife: Manohnmani
  61. Daughter: Packiyam
  62. Daughter: Thankgammai
  63. Son: Yesuvaidyan
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Our Church in 1973
Families: 177
Baptized Christians: Men: 259, Women: 225, Children: 252 = Total: 736
No. of people who were eligible to participate in the communion: Men: 233, Women: 206 = Total: 439
Reverent: P. Nallakan
Catechist: J. Samuel
Organ Player: Iyadurai Abraham
Koil Kuttiyar: S. A. Samuel
Associations: Women Fellowship, YMCA, and YWCA.
Church Tower Construction Committee Members:
  1. Darmar Samuel
  2. R. Pitchamutha
  3. C. Solomon
  4. G. Augustine
  5. P. Hendry Devabalan
  6. S. A. Chelliah
  7. K. Nallthambi
  8. D. Samuel
  9. A. Vethanayagam
  10. I. Yesuvadiyan Durairaj
  11. S. John Joseph
  12. R. Robertson
Pastorate Committee Members:
  1. S. A. Chelliah
  2. S. K. Simson
  3. S. K. Devayirakkam
  4. K. Y. Appavu
  5. I. Iyyadurai
  6. G. Augustine
  7. A. Gnanaraj
  8. C. Solomon
  9. A. Manuel
  10. K;. Nallathambi
  11. I. Yesuvadiyan Durairaj
  12. A. Devayirakkam
Circle Committee Members:
  1. S. A. Chelliah
  2. K. Y. Appavu
  3. C. Solomon
Church Council Members:
  1. S. A. Chelliah
  2. K. Y. Appavu
Pastorate Council Members:
  1. P. Hendry Devabalan
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Our Church in 2007
  • G. Darmaraj (Late) - President
  • C. Solomon - Joint President
  • M. K. E. Stephen Balasir - Secretory
  • J. Sisil Inbarajan - Joint Secretory
  • P. Hendry Devabalan - Treasurer
Pastorate Committee Members:
  1. G. Vincen Daniel
  2. J. Sekar
  3. M. Lukas
  4. A. Christopher
  5. K. Wilson Chandrasekar
  6. J. Jeba Easter
  7. E. Kanagaraj
  8. H. Evans Devanesan
  9. M. Benniamin
  10. J. David
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