NAGAYALANKA

Patron : Christ the King
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Bhupathi John Rajesh
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
NAGAYALANKA
Krishna Dt.-521 120

Telephone No : 08671- 27 42 30
Catholics : 5289
Chapels : 14
Prayer Huts : 01
Catechists : 12
Substations : 18
Parish Schools : 02
Teachers : 03

Institutions:
➢ Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny
➢ Tailoring & typewriting School for Girls
➢ St. Joseph of Cluny Dispensary
➢ RCM Elementary School

History:
The killer cyclone and the tidal wave of November 1977 swept over the Diviseema taluk leaving devastation and destrucrion everywhere. Hundreds of people of various organistions and individuals poured into the area to bring relief centres at Avanigadda and Nagayalanka, which alone were spared from the fury of the tidal wave which rose to over 29 ft., and entrusted the latter to the Jesuit Fathers. They remaineed to organise long-term relief and rehabilitation measures and started th Diviseema Social Service Society for the purpose. Sheds were built, an old theatre building was bought up to serve as office and store rooms and more land was added to the existing 3 acres.
At the same time, Avanigadda was bifuracated and a new parish wa erected at Nagayalanka in 1978 and entusted to the Jesuits. Soon a residence fr the Fathers was built. Fr.KoyipuramSJ built the parish Church which was completed by Fr.Amalraj SJ in 1984. Having successfully completed the rehabilitaion work in the area, the Jesuit Fathers decided to wind up DSSS , and handed over the parish to the diocese on April 30, 1985.

Substations: 18
Barrinkala, Bhavadevarapalli (1956), Chinachodavaram (1945), Chedavara Conoly, Degalapalem (1962), Ganapeswaram (1947), Gullalamoda, Krishnapuram (1989), Mariapuram (1942), Marripalem (1968), Merakapalem (1942), Nangegadda (1950), Peddachodavaram (1945), Pedda Kammavaripalem, Peddapalem (1939), Perrachivara (1985), Parlavanilanka (1945), Talagadadeevi (1950).

Former Parish Priests:
Fr.Joseph Sebastian SJ (Acting PP) ( 1978 – 1980)
Fr. Chalangady Chandy SJ
Fr. Koyipuram Thomas SJ (Feb 1980 – 1984)
Fr. Amalraj P. Stanislaus Sj ( 1984 – 1985)
Fr.thottakara Chacko (May 1985 – Feb 1990)
Fr. Goli Ajit Kumar (Feb 1990 – Dec 1990)
Fr. Medepalli Solomon Raju (Dec 1990 – May 1992)
Fr. Guzzula Michael (May 1992 – May 1994)
Fr. Polimetla Joachim (May 1994 – Oct 1995)
Fr. Guda Melchior Raju (Oct 1995 – Apr 1998)
Fr. Savariappan Rajappa (Apr 1998 – Aug 1999)
Fr.Dara Balaswamy (Aug 1999 – May 2006)
Fr. Maddala Joseph (May 2006 – May 2010)
Fr.Kamatham Mariadas (May 2010 – June 2011
Fr. Bantumilli Yohan (June 2011 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Bhupathi John Rajesh ( Nov 2016 –