Mangaluru, July 29,2017: Stella Maris Church at Kalmadi Malpe near Udupi built in a first of its kind, unique shape of a boat. The construction began in 2014. The new church is built over of 10,000 square feet total area of with a sitting capacity of 700 people. The church will be renovated with the estimated cost of Rs 5 crore. The Karnataka’s first boat shaped church is all set to be inaugurated on January 6, 2018.
Now a Holy Cross made of stainless steel weighing 250 kg was installed atop the Stella Maris Church at Kalmadi Malpe near Udupi recently. The installation ceremony was marked by the prayer service by Parish Priest Fr Alban D’Souza. Later, the Holy Cross was installed atop of the church by the help of a crane. The cross was 3.5 metres high and 2 meter wide.