Little flower church Nerul was established in November 1988 under Rev. Msgr. Thomas Thalachira. Staying in a rented flat he went around the houses of Syro-Malabar congregation in and around Nerul and established the Nerul Parish. The parish Council which met on 5th September 1989 decided to choose St. Theresa as the Saint mediator for the Parish.
In the absence of a dedicated Church building, services were conducted at St. Augustines School, Nerul for the initial nine years. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Thalachira with the blessings of Mar Paul Chittilappally approached the City and Industrial development corporation (CIDCO) in 1989 to secure land for the construction of the Church. On 12th October 1992, the plot was allotted by CIDCO for the construction of the Church. This was the first Church in the Kalyan diocese which received land from the government for the construction of aChurch. The foundation stone for the Church was laid by Ex Bishop Rev. Mar Paul Chittilappally on 25th October 1992, when Rev. Fr. Varghese Nadackal was the parish priest. Construction was started on 5th June 1994 and the Church was consecrated on 19th April 1998. Bishop Mar Thomas Elavanal and many others extended their heart felt cooperation in the construction of the Church. Architecht Sabu Francis was responsible for the aesthetic and eastern traditional structure with a unique appearance.
The Holy Relic of St Little Theresa of Lisieux is installed at Relic Sanctuary in our Church by Bishop of Kalyan Mar Thomas Elevanal on 14th April 2011, which was received from the Pilgrims Capital of Lisieux, France. We hope and pray, this Church may rise as a pilgrim centre of Navi Mumbai in future with all affluent dignities and heavenly status!
Presently, Little flower church has around five hundred families and is one of the most active parishes in the Diocese of Kalyan.