This church is located in Kanjoor Angadi, which was one of the five commercial markets of the olden times. It is a farmer’s hamlet where the church has the Puthiyedam temple, and various sacred grooves and temples in its precincts. People had migrated from Paravur and Kodungalloor to this place in phases.
It is believed that Tipu Sultan had attacked this church in1790, and the mural seen in front of the church testifies to this ambush. The altar of this church, which is known for its sculptures and murals, is made of wood. There are murals on the walls of the madbaha, on either side of the rathal, and also on the thora.
The biggest and oldest baptismal font in Kerala belongs to this church. The wooden pulpit is decked with sculptures. Stone slabs with inscriptions in the `Vattezhuthu’ script can be seen on the northern wall of the church.Stone slabs with inscriptions in the `Vattezhuthu’ script can be seen on the northern wall of the church.
The feast of St. Sebastian that falls on January 19 is very famous. The discipline and grandeur of the festival procession, bearing hundreds of golden crosses and decorated umbrellas is something never seen in any other church in Kerala.