Kolenchery is a small town located on National Highway 49 (NH 49), 27 km east of Cochin city in Ernakulam district of Kerala State, India. Just a hamlet with a church, handful of schools and cinema theatre five decades ago, it has grown rapidly through large-scale real estate developments. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical Mission was founded in 1967. St. Peter's Church, Kolenchery is an ancient and historic church at Kolenchery, built by one Thankan of the Kolenchery House.St. Peters College in the town has conducted some notable botanical research.