Chapel, Stone Cross and Shrines of the church
The big stone Cross situated in front of the church is a great solace for many.
A great number of locals irrespective of caste or creed come here and pray.
Special prayers are held here on all Fridays.
The Attamangalam St. John’s church owns a chapel on the Vemband lake side at
Kumarakom which is of great importance for all the boat riders. This chapel
dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary was constructed and donated by a respectable
family of the parish. Holy Qurbono is held in this chapel on the first
Wednesdays of every month. It is from here the Rasa (church procession during a
festival) prior to the feast of St. John the Baptist in January, begins. Since
the time of establishment of the chapel here, the Manjanikkara Pilgrimage from
western area begins from here.
Besides this chapel the Attamangalam church have two shrines, one in the name of
St. Ignatius Elias III located near the Kavalakkal bridge and another in the
name of Holy Virgin Mary at the entrance of the church. Both these shrines as
well as the big stone Cross in front of the church were donations of certain
respectable persons of the parish. Recently the shrine at the entrance of the
church has been reconstructed and consecrated by the diocesan Metropolitan along
with other modifications in the church.