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Diocese of Darjeeling
Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospital:
    1
  • AIDS hospital:
    Address: Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny
    c/o St. Joseph's convent, 8th Mile, Kalimpong
    Darjeeling Dt, W. Bengal, 734301, India
    Phone: (+35) 52 - 255278
  • Boys:
    1
  • Boys:
    Address: Gandhi ashram, 6th mile bridge
    Kalimpong, Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734301, India
    Phone: (+35) 52 - 276091
  • Crèches:
    2
  • De-addiction centre:
    1
  • De-addiction centre:
    Address: Kripa centre, Mail Villa No 1
    L.R.Das Road, Darjeeling
    W. Bengal, 734101, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2254292
    Director: Brother Gabriel Gurung S.J.
  • Dispensaries:
    26
  • Elderly homes (for men):
    1


  • Elderly homes (for men):
    Address: Missionaries of Charity, Takdah Cantt
    Darjeeling Dt, W. Bengal, 734222, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2262238
  • Elderly homes (for women):
    2
  • Elderly homes (for women):
    (1)Address: Missionaries of Charity, Relli Road
    Kalimpong, Darjeeling Dt, W. Bengal, 734301, India
    Phone: (+35) 52 - 255596
    (2)Address: Missionaries of Charity, Rockville Road
    Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734101, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2254988
  • Hostels for school boys & girls:
    26
  • Multi purpose social service centre:
    1
  • Multi purpose social service centre:
    Run by Jesuits,
    Address: Hayden hall, 42
    Laden La Road, Darjeeling, India
    Phone: (+35) 4-2253228
  • Orphanages:
    2
  • Orphanages:
    1. Nirmala Shishu Bhavan
    Address: Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734101, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2254988
    2. St. Margaret's home
    Address: Kurseong, Darjeeling Dt
    W. Bengal, 734203, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2332498
  • Pastoral Centers:
    2
  • Pastoral Centers:
    1.Divya Vani Pastoral centre
    Address: Loreto convent road
    Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734101 India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2256453; 2258171
    2. Pushpika
    Address: Kalimpong, Darjeeling
    W. Bengal, 734301 India
    Phone: (+35) 52 - 255156
  • School for Deaf & Dumb:
    1
  • School for Deaf & Dumb:
    Address: St. Mary's school for the deaf
    c/o. St. Joseph's convent, 8th Mile, Kalimpong
    Darjeeling Dt, W. Bengal, 734301, India
    Phone: (+35) 52 - 255278
  • Socio-economic centers, training centers:
    2
  • Socio-economic centers, training centers:
    (1)Address: 'Pragati' (Diocesan Social service Society of Sikkim)
    c/o. St. Paul's Centre, 5th Mile, Tadong
    (2)Vikas Kendra
    Address: P.O. Kainjalia, Via Bijanbari
    Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734201India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2260389
    Gangtok, East Sikkim, India
    Phone: (+35) 92- 232710
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Director: Fr Michael Lepcha
  • Vocational Training Centre:
    1
  • Vocational Training Centre:
    Run by Salesians
    Address: Don Bosco Joti, Ecchey Basti
    14th Mile, Kalimpong, Darjeeling
    W. Bengal, 734330 India
    Phone: (+35) 52 - 2474035
  • Youth hostels:
    6

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible:
    Father William Bourke S.J.
    Address: Loyola pastoral centre
    Matigara, Darjeeling Dt, 734428, India
    Phone: (+35) 3 -2581389
  • Catholic Association of Sikkim (of Laity of Sikkim state):
    President: Mr. C.P. Diwan
    Address: c/o St. Paul's church
    5th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok, East Sikkim, India
    Phone: (+35) 92- 232710
  • Communication:
    Father Alex Gurung
    Address: Pastoral centre, 'Divya Vani'
    Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734101, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2256453; 2258171
  • Dialogue:
    Father George Thadathil S.D.B.
    Address: Salesian College, Sonada
    Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, 734219, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2466243; 2466328
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Diocesan Catholic Association (of Laity):
    President: Mr. Anthony Lepcha
    Address: c/o Christ the king
    Pakyong, Sikkim (E), 737106, India
    Phone: (+35) 92-257467
  • Family:
    Father Laben Lepcha
    Address: Immaculate Conception cathedral
    Nishkalanga parish centre, Catholic church road
    Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734101, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2252939
  • Holy Childhood:
    Father Swid Singh
    Address: Bishop's house, Darjeeling
    W. Bengal, 734101, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2254027; 2254025
  • Liturgy:
    Father Joachim Lepcha
    Address: John XXIII Institute, Darjeeling - 734101, India
    Phone: (+35) 4-2258981
  • Vocation director:
    Father Joachim Lepcha
    Address: John XXIIII Institute
    Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734101, India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2258981
  • Women:
    c/o family commission
    President: Dr. Hendrimit Lepcha
    Address: c/o St. Thomas the apostle
    Catholic centre, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India
    Phone: (+35) 92-2226448.
  • Youth:
    Father Felix D' Souza
    Address: St. Joseph the worker, Git-Dubling
    Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, 734314, India
    Phone: (+35) 52 - 277294

Social Communications

  • Cultural center: A boys:
    Address: Gandhi ashram, 6th mile bridge, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734301 India
    Phone: (+35) 52 - 276091
  • Diocesan newsletter: "Tea Leaves":
    Family commission quarterly magazine: "San Marg"
  • Social communication centre: Father Alex Gurung:
    Address: Pastoral centre, 'Divya Vani', Darjeeling, W. Bengal, 734101 India
    Phone: (+35) 4 - 2256453; 2258171

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges (2 for women only; 2 for men & women):
    4
  • Post-Secondary (11 & 12th grade) Schools:
    18
  • Post-secondary Schools:
    2
  • Primary & Secondary (1 - 8th grade) Schools:
    62
  • Colleges of Education (BA Ed.):
    2
  • High (9 & 10th grade) Schools:
    27
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