St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ arrived Kerala in A.D 52. He travelled from Palestine to India with some traders and landed at Kodungallur, which was a port in Arabian Sea at that time. Historical evidences prove beyond doubt that there were many Jewish families in and around Kodungalloor and it was a well-known business Centre during the last years B.C. and early centuries of A.D.
St. Thomas preached the good news of his Master and started seven communities in different parts of Kerala and a small community at Thiruvancode in Thamilnadu.