Saint Nicholas Church

Phitsanulok Thailand

Roman Catholic

Church Website

Portuguese missionaries brought Christianity to Thailand as early as the 16th century. The Catholic Mission at Phitsanulok was started in 1671 with 20 Chinese Catholics. A chapel, presbyteryk and hospital were build, but burned in the Burmese War. The church was rebuilt in 1920. The church was closed at the begining of the Indo-China war in 1930. Mission activites began again in 1941 when the present church and a school were built. A new St. Nicholas School was built in 2004. English Mass for foreign Catholics also began in 2004. Started on a bi-monthly basis, the English Mass is now weekly.