Pallikaranai 1991 Rev. Fr. Vijay Kiran the Parish Priest of Velacherry purchased 36 cents of land on the Velacherry Road at Pallikaranai the sub station of Velacherry. By the streneous efforts of the faithful of Pallikarani, a thatched shed was constructed with Infant Jesus as its Patron. Rev. Fr. Thomas Selvaraj the then parish priest of Velacherry constructed the present church and it was blessed by Rt. Rev. Dr. Lawrence Pius the Auxiliary bishop of Madras-Mylapore on 4th June 2000. Since the inception of the diocese of Chingleput, Pallikarani was attached to the parish of Medavakkam as its sub station. Through the painstaking efforts of Rev. Fr. Alexis Manohar the then parish priest of Medavakkam,on 31st May 2009, Pallikarani was erected as independent parish with Rev. Fr. Christu Raj as the first parish priest.
Infant Jesus Church (Estd. 2009),
Velacherry Road, Pallikaranai,
Chennai – 600 100
Tel: 044 – 224 63 899