|Beloved brothers and sisters in
As Bishop of the Diocese , it is my privilege to welcome you to East
Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI). CSI is an amalgamation
of Presbyterian, Episcopal and Congregational Churches. Born in the
lap of hills and valleys, East Kerala Diocese rose from the darkness
of ignorance to the marvellous light of the Gospel on Easter Sunday,
April 3 1983 as the 21st Diocese of the Church of South India. Now
ours is the fastest growing Church in Anglican Communion. We are now
in the 25th year of our journey as a pilgrim Church.
With our head quarters in Melukavumattom, we comprise the whole of
Idukki and Eastern part of Ernakulam and Kottayam districts of the
beautiful State of Kerala. We started the Diocese with no financial
resources but rich in faith and determination to serve God through
evangelism, pastoral care and overall development of the capabilities
of our people.
We have made great strides towards our objectives but we still have
a long way to go. God has blessed us with a beautiful land with many
natural advantages. However, the effects of poverty, difficult terrain,
natural disasters, insensitive modernisation and now the uncertainties
of the global market place have combined to give us a real challenge!
|With God’s help, we work extremely
hard to serve our people. We supply food and shelter for the poor,
provide primary health care, operate hostels for tribal children,
run educational institutions and run self help programmes for the
weaker, neglected and displaced members of our society. All this we
do through our local efforts and the wonderful help of our friends.
|Despite our success so far, we now recognise
that we also have to make a supreme effort to safeguard the longer
term future of our children. If they are to live secure and safeguard
their faith in this changing world and live happily, we need to offer
leadership, training and development to create new skills and new
opportunities for them to meet the new challenges that we face.
|We sincerely hope that you will join us
in God’s work.
Jesus said , “ Truly I
tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are
members of my family , you did it to me .” Matt: 25: 40
To find out more about what we do, what we need and how you can help,
please use the links above. If you would like to contact us directly,
please click here.
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