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BELLARY CANTONMENT: Christ the King Church [1800]

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Patron : Christ the King

Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Denis Menezes

Address : Cantonment, Bellary – 583 104

Phone : 08392 - 242676




As per the parish register, Fr.Patrick Doyle was the Chaplain in 1840.   The parish owes its existence to the British Army who with their families formed the Catholic population.  The Church of Assumption of Our Lady was the parish church till 1964.  The army left Bellary after the World War I.  Christ the King Church was handed over to Bishop Hogan by the Protestant Bishop of Madras. Christ the King Church became the parish church in 1964 with the Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev. Dr. Ambrose P. Yeddanapalli OFM.  A Grotto of Our Lady and a bell tower was built by a parishioner in 2008 when Fr. Gnanpragasam T. was the parish priest. 


Catholics : 715

B.C.C Groups : 7


  • * Altar Boys
  • * Youth Club
  • * Legion of Mary
  • * Women’s Association


Institutions :

  1. Dharmodaya Sevashram – ofm Friars
  2. Bethany, Senior Clergy Home
  3. Bellary Diocesan Development Society (BDDS)
  4. Vianney Vidhyalaya High School 
  5. Good Shepherd Convent – Good Shepherd Sisters
  6. Cluny Convent – St. Joseph’s of Cluny
  7. Missionaries of Charity Convent
  8. St. Mary’s Convent Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters
  9. Auxiliaries of the Apostolate
  10. Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate
  11. Loreto Kindergarten
  12. St. Mary’s H. P. School
  13. St. Philomena’s High School
  14. St. Philomena's PU College
  15. St. Mary’s Hospital & Mobile Clinic
  16. Nava Jeevana (Rehabilitation Centre for the Handicapped)
  17. Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama (Hostel & Vocational Training Centre)
  18. St. Mary’s Boarding Home for Girls
  19. Home for the Destitute and Dying (Missionaries of Charity)

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Loss of life : 72
Villages affected : 1,296
Houses destroyed/damaged : 118,833
Relief being distributed to : 3,500 families
No. Catholic houses lost: 560
Number of medical camps held : 22