Parish Details



 Brief History: In the early years Fathers from Mariamnagar Parish used to frequently visit Kumarghat and later onstayed in Kumarghat Town. In 1968 they bought the land. In 1969, Fr. Thomas Louis Fortin, a Canadian Holy Cross priest was appointed as the first Parish Priest. The new Parish had 11 villages comprising of Garos, Darlongs, and Khasis. By 1975 Debbarmas, Halams, and Reangs also got baptized. In July 1971, Fr. Fortin had to leave the country due to an order from the Government and Fr. Thomas Thengumpally took over as the second Parish Priest.

When the Parish was established there were about 1,050 Catholics scattered in 21 villages from Ambassa to Dharmanagar. In 1973, a Boys Hostel and in 1978, a Girls Hostel were started for the Bengali Medium students. The Missionaries of Charity Sisters are running a Leprosarium, a Home for the dying, and an Orphanage since 1982. On 5th August 1998, the Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima began their first convent in Tripura. They took care of the Girls in the Hostel and are also helping in the pastoral ministry.

In 2018, at the request of Bishop Lumen, the Jesuit Fathers arrived in Tripura and were sent to work in Kailasahar area.  The pioneers are Frs. Babu Paul, S.J. and James Morais, S.J. Initially, they stayed in Kumarghat and slowly moved to Jamtolbari village (which is now a Parish). Today, the Parish has 15 villages under its care.

Established: 1969 
Patron: St. Paul 
Parish Priest: Fr. Lancy D'Souza, CSC
Asst. Priest: Fr. Lourdu Sahaya Raj, CSC 
Address: St. Paul Catholic Church 
Pabiacherra PO, 
North Tripura - 799 264 
Telephone (03824) 261225


Brief History: On 1st July 2007, when Fr. Thomas Pereira was installed as the Parish Priest of Kumarghat, he made a big breakthrough by opening an English Medium School in the Ruby Jubilee Year of the Parish. The School started on 4th February 2008, with 48 students from KG I to Class I, in the existing building opposite to Fathers’ residence. In the same month the foundation was laid for the School and the new building started functioning from 27th January 2009. The building has 25 Classrooms and other facilities like computer, lab, library, and sports.

  • Holy Cross School - 2003
    i) St. Paul's Boys' Hostel - 1973
  • Missionaries of Charity - 1982
    i) Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre - 1985
  • Fatima Convent 
    i) Fatima Girls' Hostel - 1978