Patron : Holy Cross
Established : 1981
Address : Catholic Church, Kawardha– 491 995, KABIRDHAM Dt., C.G.
Catholics : 183
In October 1980, Rev. Fr. Joseph Chirayath was appointed as the first priest to work among the Gond tribe. Though he stayed at Garratola, he used to visit Kawardha to meet the spiritual needs of the people. In the year 1982, some land was purchased for the construction of a church and a presbytery at Kawardha. Fr. Francis Britto was appointed the first priest incharge in June 1981. In 1987, Rev. Fr. John Y. David constructed the presbytery. On July 22, 1987, St. Anne’s Sisters of Trichy came to assist in the parish activities and started their convent. They also teach in the school. The Archdiocese runs an English Medium as well as a Hindi Medium School in this parish. Medical services rendered to the poor people of the area for many years in the past are now discontinued. They also assist in the pastoral activities of the parish.