Churches of Goa – St Anne Church, Agonda

Church Name:  St Anne (Santa Ana)

Location: Agonda, Canacona

Elevated: 27.12.1888

Feast: 1st Sunday of May

The feast of St. Anne also known as “Touceachem Feast” or the “Cucumber Feast” is marked by the rituals ‘Senhora, Tomai Colher, dai me mulher’ done by bachelors and spinsters wishing for a wife. Women perform ‘Senhora, tomai urido dai me marido’ and married couples perform ‘Senhora, tomai pepino dai me menino’.

History: The Chaplaincy of Agonda was founded before 1859. The Chapel was reconstructed between 1882. It was separated from the church of Canacona and made an independent church on 27.12.1988. The original edifice was demolished and a new church was built. It was blessed on 20.05.1951. Further reconstruction was carried out in 2001.


  • Reconstructed in Neo-Roman style
  • Large size, 5 bays x 3 storeys
  • Strained glass panels in façade windows
  • Floral designs in relief around niche
  • Ribbed pilasters and modified alettes seen in frontispiece
  • Twin bell towers with spear finials

Mass timings:

Weekdays 7:15 am (Konkani)
Saturdays 7:15 am (Konkani)
Sundays 7:00 am (Konkani)

8:30 am (Konkani)