St.Mary’s JSO Cathedral of Kandanad
is believed to be about more than
1500 years old. Since its inception,
the church was renovated, remodeled
and rebuilt on several occasions and
the edifice in its present magnificent
form appears to have been completed
in AD 1910. Various stages of its
construction are recorded at relevant
portions in the mammoth structure.
For instance, on the timber wall along
the Madbho,it is inscribed: “the
wood work completed in 1909, the gilt
work in 1910 and the Holy Qurbono
conducted on 9th Medam 1910”.