Church of South India
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5 Whites Road, Royapettah
PO Box 688
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 014
India (Asia)
Telephone: +91 44 2852 1566, 2852 4166
Fax: +91 44 2852 3528
Email: csi@vsnl.com

Address-No.: 131 / 4052

The union resulting in the formation of the CSI took place in autumn 1947 in Madras, only a few months after India attained independence from Britain. For the first time in the history of Prot churches Episcopal and non-Episcopal traditions united in one church. Ways were found for full mutual recognition of ministries. The constitution distinguishes three levels: local parishes, dioceses, and synod. Each diocese (a total of 21, including the diocese of Jaffna and Sri Lanka) is led by a bishop. He exercises his functions collegially in council. The Synod is the highest policy-making body. All properties and institutions are under what is known as the CSI Trust Association. The church is spread over the whole south, i.e.,in all four southern states. In addition, for the diaspora, CSI congr have been formed in the USA and elsewhere.

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Statistic data of church

total: 2100000
(conventionally): 9405
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 1050
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 3
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 2

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
5 councils: Parish council, Presbyterial, Synodal, organizing council, council of administration; 21 Dioceses, General Synod
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
  • congregational
  • anglican
Official languages
  • English
  • Apostles´ Creed
Partner churches

International assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 08.02.2006
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