The missionary activities in this region were started in 1850 by the MEP Fathers. Main source of income for 60% of the population is agriculture and for 35% of the population the income is from washing of cloths.

Our Lady of Ransom Parish, Elapakkam is an age-old rural parish. It was bifurcated in 1971from the parish of Acharapakkam, now a famous Shrine. Fr.K.S.Lawrence was the first parish priest. He built the parish house, R.C. Primary school, St. Thomas Dispensary and also a house for the Religious Sisters. He also bought 15 acres of land for the Church.

In 1999, the parish was entrusted to the pastoral care of the Missionaries of St.Francis Se Sales. Fr. S.Amirtha Nathan was the first MSFS parish priest. A new church was constructed when Fr. I. S. Jesuraj was the parish priest. The church was inaugurated on 18 November 2006. The parish has 177 families. Most of our substations do not have proper roads and so no transport facilities. Responsible parents send their children to school, even though they have to walk nearly 10 to 15 km every day.

Parish Priests:

    Name   Year
 Fr. S. Amirtha Nathan  1999  – 2004
 Fr. S. Joseph  2004 – 2005
 Fr.I. S. Jesuraj  2005 – 2008
 Fr. J. Savarimuthu  2008  – 2010
 Fr. C. Sebastian Robert  2010 -2011
 Fr. S. Antony Raj  2011


Our Lady of Ransom Church
Kanchipuram Dt -603201
Tamil Nadu, S. India
Tel: 044 – 27524667
P. Sahaya Raj M, Parish Priest