St. Sebastian Church, located at Panayampala beside the Karukachal – Mallapally road is a prominent church catering to the spiritual needs of the people living in and around this area. It is deemed to be an important church in the Chaganacherry Archdiocese reaching out to spiritual, social, educational and cultural realms.

       According to his legend, St. Sebastian was born at Narbonne, Gaul. He is patron of archers, athletes, and soldiers, and is appealed to for protection against plagues.He is patron saint of athletes because of his physical endurance and his energetic way of spreading and defending the Faith. Sebastian is also patron to all soldiers. He entered the Roman army under Emperor Carinus in 283 in order to defend the confessors and martyrs of his day without drawing attention to himself. His efforts kept the Faith of Marcus and Marcellian firm during their persecutions, right up to the time of their martyrdom. He was declared patron of plague sufferers of his reported cures of those afflicted with many diseases.

       St Sebastian’s Church Panayampala is a congregation of caring people who sincerely stands for Jesus Christ. The unstinting service of the Bishops, the Priests, and the faithful believers has generously contributed to the growth of this Church.