We have churches abroad: North America, Canada, Middle East, Australia, the UK, Ireland and Singapore.
CSI Congregation of Dallas
- The CSI Congregation of Dallas is affiliated with the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India. The worship models follow the traditions and practices of the Church of South India, especially Kerala, and the congregation uses the CSI liturgy for services. The Congregation worships in English and Malayalam.
- The congregation invites everybody to experience the blissful, participatory nature of the congregation. Different activities in the congregation will certainly help to serve the Lord more meaningfully.
- The C.S.I. Congregation of Dallas has been part of the Christian Community since 1998. Our Congregation runs under the guidance of C.S.I. Madhya Kerala Diocese.
- In 2008, the congregation bought a sanctuary with four acres of land in Garland, Texas. We conduct our Sunday services in Malayalam and English, alternatively recognized by the CSI Synod , as well as the Madhya Kerala Diocese.
CSI Congregation of Great Lakes
- CSI Congregation of Great Lakes, Michigan, a church of South India Congregation established in May 1990 in the Detroit Metropolitan Area in Michigan.
- The congregation follows the traditions and practices of Church of South India, Kerala and uses the CSI liturgy for our services.
- The members of the church meet for Worship Services at our own church at 4250 East 11 Mile Road, Warren, Michigan, every Sunday at 10.00 am.
- Worship services are in both Malayalam and English on alternate Sundays.
- Sunday School classes are conducted on Saturdays at 6:30PM via zoom.
- The Choir meet every Sunday after service for practice.
- The Women's group meet on third and fourth Sundays after service for their regular meetings.
- The visitors are encouraged o sign in the guest book.
CSI Malayalam Congregation of Greater New York
- Established in 1982, the Church of South India Malayalam Congregation of Greater New York is the largest C.S.I. congregation in North America. The congregation’s origins can be traced to 1979, when C.S.I. members in the New York metropolitan area began worshiping at the St. James Chapel of the Union Theological Seminary and later in a church at the 57th Street in Manhattan. In February of 1982, a majority of this congregation moved to Woodhaven, Queens to form the Church of South India Malayalam Congregation of Greater New York.
- From 1985 onwards, the congregation has been blessed to receive the services of full-time Vicars, who are posted by the Madhya Kerala Diocese for 3-year terms. The full-time Vicar is also the President of the Board of Trustees of our congregation. Day to day administration of the church is handled by the Board of Trustees. The congregation is a pastorate of the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India and affiliated with The Council of CSI Congregations in North America.
- In 2001, with the generous contributions of the members the congregation purchased own church in Seaford, Long Island and began worshiping at this location on December 22, 2001. The church was formally dedicated by the then Bishop, Rt Rev Thomas Samuel of the Madhya Kerala Diocese on July 14th, 2002.
- The second stage of our building project (to build a parsonage and hall) was completed in December of 2008. The project was funded by our members donations and from proceeds of the sale of our parsonage in Queens Village, NY.
- The congregation is constantly growing, with a present membership of over 100 families. Average attendance on Sundays is over 200 people. Almaya, Choir, Sunday School, Womens Fellowship and Youth Fellowship remain the mainstay of the congregation.
CSI Jubilee Memorial Church, New York
- The church has been in New York since 1996. It is situated nearby Queens in New York, 8 miles close to JFK airport.
- The service conducted in CSI liturgy. Holy communion service is on all Sundays.
- The congregation has around forty families.
- Sunday School, Youth Movement, Women’s Fellowship, and Men’s Fellowship are active.
- The church has a well organized Choir and Sunday school.
- This congregation is affiliated with CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese and the Diocesan Bishop is considered as the spiritual head. The Church is also a part of CSI North American Council and many other ecumenical bodies in New York area.
CSI Christ Church, PA
- The CSI Church Philadelphia, Church of South India, Malayalam Congregation of Pennsylvania, conducted the first C.S.I worship service in Philadelphia on October 1981 under the leadership of Bishop Rt Rev. Dr Michael John.
- In 2005, our congregation acquired a building built as a church located on Cottman Ave, Philadelphia.
- In 2014, our congregation acquired another church located on Davisville Road, Hatboro, which was dedicated and inaugurated on March 9th 2014 by his eminence Rt. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen.
Emmanuel CSI Church, Philadelphia
- Emmanuel CSI Church, Philadelphia is a congregation under the denomination of Church of South India (CSI).
- The Church is affiliated to the Madha Kerala Diocese.
- The congregation follows the liturgy, music and spiritual tradition of a CSI congregation in Kerala, India. Sunday Worship service and Holy Sacrament are conducted according to the faith and procedures of the Church of South India in Malayalam and English.
- The Church activities include Worship Session, Choir, Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, Women’s Fellowship and Mission Services.
- Read more: [http://www.emmanuelcsi.com/about-us/]
CSI Emmanuel Congregation, Atlanta
- The Anglican Diocese of Travancore and Cochin which had been in existence since 1879 came to be known as the Diocese of Central Travancore on the formation of the CSI on 27th September, 1947. The Church of South India, inaugurated in September 1947, is the result of the union of churches of varying traditions Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed--in that area.
- The first worship service in Atlanta, with Holy Communion was conducted on Sunday June 1, 2003 . Rt. Rev. Thomas Samuel, the then Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese, officially inaugurated and solemnized the church on July 13, 2003 . This is the first Malayalam CSI congregation in Atlanta which is fully constituted under the administration and spiritual leadership of the Bishop of CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese, India.
CSI Church Toronto (Canada)
- The Church of South India, an amalgamation of the Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational Church faiths, was inaugurated on September 27, 1947, at the St. George’s Cathedral, Chennai. It consists of 24 dioceses spread across the five States in South India. The CSI Church is the largest protestant and second largest church in India with 24 dioceses, 24 bishops and 15,000 congregations.
- The CSI Church Toronto is affiliated to the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India. The Presbyters are sent by the Bishop in Madhya Kerala Diocese to serve the parish for a period of three years.
- The church is closely associated with the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, and thus we are a part of the wide, Anglican Communion.
- The congregation invite everybody to experience the blissful, participatory nature of the congregation. Different activities in the congregation will certainly help you and your family to serve the Master more meaningfully.
CSI Congregation of Hudson Valley
Our Purpose We have come together to worship and spread the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in our community and throughout the world. We choose to be a model congregation worshipping in the Church of South India (CSI) tradition and to uphold the motto and ideals of the CSI - "That they all may be one."
The Early Years The formation of the Hudson Valley Congregation was the result of the humble prayers of a few families worshipping at the CSI Malayalam Congregation of Greater New York, then at Woodhaven, NY, who wished to have a place of worship closer to their homes in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Therefore, a unanimous decision was taken to establish a new congregation closer to those dwelling in the northern and western suburbs of New York City. After 26 years, the growth and unity of the Congregation proves that it was under a divine plan.
Our Congregation was formally inaugurated on Sunday, April 10, 1994 during a Special Worship Service at the West Center Congregational Church UCC, Bronxville, NY. After the formation, people who have roots in Church of South India denomination, but were not regularly attending CSI worship due to the distance and other constraints, became part of this Congregation.
Read more: [https://www.csihudsonvalley.org/about-us]
CSI St. Thomas Church of Greater Houston
- CSI St. Thomas Church of Greater Houston is a Pastorate of the Church of South India (CSI), established in 1988 in the Greater Houston area, whose identity is defined by the teachings of the Holy Scriptures and by the traditions of the Church of South India.
- In the congregations life together as a church, the members strive prayerfully to serve our Lord Jesus Christ through worship and service to the community.
Immanuel CSI Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey
- Immanuel CSI Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey is a friendly, caring church with a growing fellowship celebrating children and families, encouraging teens, and young people, and supporting and nurturing adults and seniors.
- The members of the Church seek to offer God's love through worship service and bible study.
- Immanuel CSI Church was inaugurated and dedicated on November 1st, 2007 by Rev. Thomas Samuel, Bishop, CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese.
- The Church is located at 780 Salem Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
- The congregation welcomes all to join us for the worship.
CSI St. Peter's Church of Los Angeles
- Since the mid 70’s, there has been a significant influx of Christians from South India into the United States of America. Finding us in the midst of great diversity with differences in language, culture and lifestyle, the Christians who follow the time-tested faith and practices of the Church of South India (CSI), felt a growing need to be culturally and religiously bound together by the liturgical and ecclesiastical practices of CSI. St. Peter’s CSI Church will cater to the spiritual needs of its members by providing a platform for the orderly practice of the faith.
- The vision of the congregation is to touch the world with the Word of God through its members. The congregation is motivated by a passion for God and compassion for people. As a growing church, its message is to call upon everyone to depend on God’s Love, guidance and strength in every step of the way.
- Founded on May 29th 2004, to minister to the pastoral needs of the greater metropolis of Los Angeles and beyond, the congregation is going from strength to strength. Till today God has blessed the church immensely. The greatest strength of our church is the openness and cohesiveness of our members which creates a family atmosphere in our congregation. The members do care for each other and treat each other as extended families. Our worship location from Jan 2004 – June 2013 was St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1221 Wass St, Tustin, CA 92870) and from July 1st, 2013 forward is St. Thomas Episcopal Church, (15694 Tetley St, La Puente, CA 91745). We were made to feel very homely in these facilities. The congregation is extremely thankful to the Vicar and parishioners of St. Thomas for the wholehearted support they are providing presently.
- Read more: [http://www.lacsichurch.org/about.php]
CSI Holy Trinity Congregation, Dublin, Ireland
- The CSI diaspora community in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland had to wait until the first and second decades of the twenty-first century to form their CSI Congregations.
- In the Republic of Ireland, many of them were already members of various churches in the Church of Ireland. In 2010, some of them decided to assemble in their homes once in a month and conduct Cottage Prayers. They also decided to explore possibilities of holding a Holy Eucharist in Malayalam
- In August 2010, the first Cottage Prayer was held, and in February 2011, the first Holy Eucharist as per the CSI rite in Malayalam was conducted.
- The seven months from August 2010, when the first Cottage Prayer was held, to February 2011, when the first Holy Eucharist was celebrated, were days of God’s immense guidance and providence. After the first Cottage Prayer in August 2010, when the initial discussions about forming a Congregation was held, on 31 October 2010, a resolution to form a CSI Congregation was passed unanimously during the second Cottage Prayer. On 7th December 2010, a request letter was submitted to the Most Reverend Dr John Neill, the Archbishop of Dublin (Church of Ireland) requesting his permission, to which the Archbishop replied positively. On 28 December 2010, Bishop Thomas Samuel officially wrote a letter to the Archbishop of Dublin exploring the possibilities of forming a CSI diaspora Congregation of the Diocese of Madhya Kerala in Dublin.
- On 31 December 2010, the congregation obtained permission to conduct the CSI Worship Service in that Church. The Reverend Dr Jacob Thomas, an ordained Presbyter of the CSI Diocese Madhya Kerala Diocese, who was teaching in Belfast Bible College, UK, agreed to conduct the Worship Services (once in a month) for the Congregation.
- The members also met Reverend Obinna Ulogwara (Chaplain for International Community, Church of Ireland) and Mr Philip McKinley (Ecumenical officer of Irish Inter-Church committee) to understand the faith and order of the Church of Ireland. The meeting was fruitful, and they pledged their support for the efforts to form a CSI Congregation.
- The Archbishop Most Reverend Dr John Neill, based on the recommendation of Bishop Thomas Samuel, gave Reverend Dr Jacob Thomas, the ‘Permission to Officiate’ in the CSI Malayalam Congregation.
- On Saturday, 5 February 2011, at 10.30 AM, the first Holy Eucharist in Malayalam was celebrated in St Catherine and St James Church of Ireland Dublin. The Reverend Dr Jacob Thomas conducted the service, during which the Very Reverend Dermot Dunne, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, declared the inauguration of the CSI Malayalam Congregation in Dublin, “The CSI Holy Trinity Congregation, Dublin”. Read more: [http://www.indianchristiansunited.org/church/ireland/dublin/holy-trinity-csi-malayalam-congregation]
CSI Malayalam Congregation, The United Kingdom
- The CSI Parish in the UK finally emerged as a reality on 07th October 2007, bearing the true witness to God's love and care towards his children.
- By the immense grace and blessings of our loving God, our first Malayalam Holy Communion service as UK CSI parish was celebrated on this day.
CSI Holy Trinity Church, Brisbane, Australia
- The Historical Background of Holy Trinity CSI Church Brisbane dates back to the year 2011 . On June 11, 2011 , several families of CSI tradition in Brisbane, gathered together for a prayer meeting. On this day, God Almighty laid the foundation for a blessed congregation with ten dedicated families and an executive committee was formed to plan and execute the operation of church activities. By September 2011 , the constitution adopted by the general body was accepted to register the Church as a non-profit Charitable Organization.
- The congregation follows the traditions and practices of Church of South India and use the CSI liturgy for our services.This church is affiliated to Central (Madhya) Kerala Diocese. We meet for Worship Services at the Eastern Hills Anglican Church at Camp Hill on 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. We have Sunday school at 10:00 a.m. The Choir meet every Sunday after service for practice.
CSI Immanuel Congregation, Singapore
- The year 2008 was a blessed year for the CSI Malayali Community in Singapore, as after a hiatus of almost 40 years, the CSI Malayali community was able to once again worship our God in the same tradition and language that they had been brought up.
- On the 17th February 2008, the congregation gathered for a prayer meeting at the Chapel of St Johns Home for the Aged, Wan Tho Avenue. The meeting was attended by around 40 people and encouraged us to request the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese to send a pastor for conducting our Holy Communion service. The then diocesan bishop, Rt Rev. Thomas Samuel accepted our request and sent Rev. Dr. Shajan A Idiculla, who led our first Holy Communion service in the CSI order on 30 March 2008. About 80 people attended the service. This was followed by monthly visits by priests from Kerala, and the frequency of meetings increased from once a month to twice a month.
- After complying with the formalities of registering the Church with the Registrar of society in Singapore, Bishop Rt. Rev, Thomas Samuel, on his Episcopal visit, dedicated Immanuel Congregation (Singapore) as a full fledged parish on 28th December 2008 and graciously accepted our request for a full time Pastor to minister from April 2009 onwards.
- The congregation fondly remember and are grateful for the services of Rev Shajan A Idiculla, Rev Sam T Mathew, Rev P. K. Kuruvilla, Rev Saji K Sam, Rev Jiji Joseph, Rev Jacob Chacko, Rev Jacob Johnson, Rev Prof. Itty Mathew, Rev Cherian Thomas, Rev T. M. John and Rev Felix Mathew who helped us in formalizing the group during the initial days. They put a lot of effort during their short stay, in encouraging each and every family in the community to join and play an active role in the congregation. We are also grateful to the elders of the community who helped in opening the doors of the Chapel of St John's Home for the Aged, Wan Tho Avenue for our worship service.
- After worshipping for a year at the Chapel at St Johns Home for the Aged, we moved to the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer, at 30 Dukes Road.
- We moved our worship place to St. John's St. Margaret's Church Chapel, at 30 Dover Ave in early 2015 and thereafter shifted to My Saviour’s Church, 2 Prince Charles Cres in early 2017. Till this day we are gathering at My Saviour’s Church for our worship services.
CSI Parish Malayalam, Abu Dhabi
- The history of Abu Dhabi CSI (Malayalam) Parish dates back to the year 1979 and ever since it has experienced abundant guidance, providence and blessings from the Almighty God.
- The congregation is immensely grateful to the benevolent rulers, Late H. H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Father of the Nation and H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, for the freedom and places of worship they have kindly provided.
- CSI Malayalam congregation, Abu Dhabi, held its first service on 19th April 1979 at St. Andrews Church in Corniche Road. Thirteen CSI members and around 80 members from other denominations attended this service. This occasion was graced by Rt. Rev. T. S. Joseph, Bishop of Madhya Kerala diocese, who led the Holy Communion service in the presence of Rev. M. T. Tharian (first resident CSI Vicar of the UAE parishes).
- The congregation is indebted to the authorities of St. Andrews Church for their whole-hearted support and guidance towards the growth of this church, especially Rev J.H Henderson, who permitted us to conduct worship every Thursday in those initial years.
- The first church choir was formed in August 1981 followed by Sunday school in November 1982 and Women’s Fellowship in March 1983. Our Church service was shifted to the new St Andrews Anglican church premises near Al Khubairath School in January 1984.
- God has blessed this church with a Choir that leads the services with great dedication using their God-given talents, a Sunday School that cares and nurtures the little ones for God’s glory, a Women’s fellowship and a Youth Movement that cares for the spiritual growth of the women and the young of the church respectively and contributes effectively to the needy who are in pain and suffering. The harmonious hand in hand approach of these organizations is enhancing the growth of this church as One Body in Christ on a daily basis.
The Bahrain Malayalee CSI Parish
- During the 1950s, the Malayalee Christian residents in Bahrain formed the “Bahrain Malayalee Christian Congregation”. This congregation assembled on Fridays and conducted prayer meetings without any specific liturgy. In the late sixties, a group of C.S.I. members started Church services in the C.S.I. liturgy. This included Mr. M. I. Chacko, Mr. John Chacko, Mr. C. T. George , Mr. C. G. Philip, Mr. P. Solomon, Mr. Easunesan, Koshy Punalur, Mr. N. S. George , Mr. M. M. John, Mr. A. J. Thomas and Mr. K.A. Varghese.
- As Anglicans, the group inherited the privilege to worship at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church on Sunday evenings. In 1976, the group requested the Bishop to provide them with a Parish Priest. In June 1978, the Rev. E.V. Eapen arrived to take charge as the first Parish priest. Since then the Parish has been blessed with the ministry of the presbyters from the Madhya Kerala Diocese.
- The congregation remembers with gratitude the help St. Christopher’s Church provided our Parish in arranging the NOC for our first Vicar, the Rev. E. V. Eapen. The efforts of all those members who were instrumental in getting our Parish registered during the term of Rev. E. V. Eapen cannot be forgotten.
CSI St. Thomas Church, Doha
CSI Parish (Malayalam) Dubai
- At the start of the 20th Century, several people from the Subcontinent started moving to the Gulf countries in search of livelihood. The emirate of Dubai was on the threshold of development, offering immense opportunities and challenges through its transformation process.
- In the year 1974, six CSI members from Central Travancore who were part of prayer fellowship in Dubai, started active discussions on worshipping in the CSI Order. Accordingly, Late Mr. John Michael Kottayam, Late Mr. Ninan John Kodukulanji, Late Mr. K. K. Abraham Punnackadu, Mr. Chacko Itty Kollakadavu, Mr. Koshy Varghese Punnackadu and Mr. Mathew Varghese Punnackadu founded the CSI Parish Dubai on 12th January 1975 and started meeting regularly at the Womens Society Hall in Deira on every Sunday.
- Later they formed a Choir Group under the guidance of Mr. J. E. Mathew for the benefit of the worshipping community and eventually emerged as one of the best Choirs in the Gulf region.
- On 2nd March 1975, with the approval of Late Rt. Rev. T. S. Joseph (Bishop of the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese), a holy communion service for the CSI Parish Dubai members was conducted at the Holy Trinity Church in Oud Metha by Late Philip Sturdy (Vicar of the Holy Trinity Church, Oud Metha).
- On 13th April 1975, as directed by the Late Rt. Rev. T. S. Joseph (Bishop of the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese), Late Rev. V . E. Mathai (Vicar of CSI Parish Kuwait) conducted the Holy Communion Service followed by the formal inauguration of the CSI Parish Dubai, becoming the first CSI Parish in UAE.
- In 1978, Late Very Rev. M. T. Tharian was appointed as the first Vicar of the CSI Parish Dubai. From a small gathering of 32 members at that time, the parish has grown to be one of the biggest Malayalam congregations in the Middle East in a span of over 45 years. As a mother parish, CSI Parish Dubai has been the torchbearer in starting worship services in different parts of the United Arab Emirates, viz. Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and Jebel Ali.
- The congregation was able to build a Church in Fujairah in 2017, with the kind help of the rulers of the country who kindly provided the land for the Church.
- From its inception in 1975, the CSI Parish Dubai has been led under the vision and guidance of fourteen Vicars appointed by the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese from time to time.
- Currently, regular Worship services are conducted on Sundays at the Holy Trinity Church, Oud Metha and at our Church in Fujairah.
- The congregation is grateful to the Rulers of the United Arab Emirates , who continues to give us permission to worship as a community in this land.
CSI St. Peter’s Congregation, Kuwait
- The vision and purpose of this churchis to worship, facilitate, co-ordinate and foster, pastoral care and other spiritual needs of its members according to God’s will, to promote and spread the gospel works, contribute effective Christian leaders and missionaries to the Christendom.
- As the St. Peter’s C.S.I. Church, Kuwait is one of the congregations of Church of South India; it follows the same mission statement of the Church of South India. The mission statement of the Church is “The Church of South India affirms that the church is the servant of God to carry on the mission rooted in Jesus Christ and based on the scriptures. The church through her mission, expresses solidarity with the broken communities for a new hope to face the challenges of life. The cross continues to be the sign of hope for the witnessing church, which strives towards unity, peace and reconciliation as a vibrant channel of God”.
CSI St. Paul’s Malayalam Congregation, Ahmadi
- The St Paul’s CSI Congregation was formed on the 6th of October 1995. For more than 50 years of the past, most of the Indian Christians in and around Ahmadi were attending services under the banner of Malayalee Christian Congregation (MCC) and worship services were conducted by the CSI and Mar Thoma leaders. At a later stage, during alternate months, the congregation had Communion services conducted by the Vicar of the CSI Kuwait City Church. In 1983, the Mar Thoma members separated from MCC and started their own independent Parish. Since that time, Communion services were conducted regularly on the first Friday of every month by the aforementioned priest. During this period regular services were going on in the Kuwait city CSI Congregation but the members residing in and around Ahmadi, Fahaheel, Abu Halifa area found it really difficult to participate in these services due to the long distance and lack of proper transportation.
- So the members’ participation in the Holy Communion Services was limited to once a month only. The members also faced a lot of difficulties in getting the services of the padre from the Kuwait city CSI Church. In April 1995, Rev. T. I. George took charge of the CSI Congregation in Kuwait. When he realized the difficulties experienced by the CSI Community in South Kuwait, he expressed a desire to form a separate Congregation at Ahmadi under the banner of the CSI rather than that of MCC. Initially, the members in the area were confused as to whether to go ahead or not, but God opened a way. On 23rd Sept. 1995, a request letter was dispatched to the Bishop of the Central Kerala Diocese, intimating our earnest desire to form a separate CSI Congregation at St. Paul’s Church, Ahmadi with an attaché of signatures of members in the area. Our request was granted, and The Rt. Rev. Sam Mathew, Bishop in Central Kerala Diocese inaugurated the St Paul’s CSI Congregation on the 6th Oct. 1995.
- Thus by the Grace and Blessing of the Lord Almighty, another Christian fellowship in Kuwait officially came into existence under the banner of the CSI and was affiliated to the CSI Central Kerala Diocese. In the foremost General Assembly held on 3rd Nov 1995, it was decided to chart a Constitution for the congregation. After a few months of discussion, the Constitution Committee drafted and finalized the Constitution which was officially approved on 2nd July 1996 by the Diocese. Now, Holy Communion Services are regularly conducted on every Friday. The Congregation grows strong in spirit and strength.
CSI St. James Parish, Muscat
CSI St. James Church Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, was established in the year 1976 by a small group of Malayalam-speaking people who were working in different firms in Muscat. It was a humble beginning of Fellowship Meetings and Worship. From May 1976 onwards Worship started in the Ruwi Church compound. In 1983 Muscat Church accepted CSI Madhya Kerala Diocesan Constitution and Muscat St. James Church was declared as a Pastorate under the jurisdiction of the Bishop in Madhya Kerala Diocese. In 1991 we got permission to build Parsonage and Church in the Ruwi Church compound and completed the construction in the same year. Later, the Church building extension was completed in 2000 and named CSI St. James Church Muscat.
Currently, the church can accommodate more than 200 worshippers at a time. The congregation managed to have a spacious parsonage too.
The worship timings are as follows: Every Friday: Fasting Prayer at 10.30 am; Holy Communion Service at 6.00 pm; Sunday School at 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm.
At Sohar we have Worship Service on every 1st & 3rd Saturdays 8.00pm at PCO Church Compound.
The congregation welcomes all who come to Muscat to Worship with them.
CSI St. Paul’s Parish, Salalah
Mission According to the Gospel, Mathew 18:2, “And Jesus called a little child unto him and set him in the Midst of them.” To transform the young generation to make this world a better place to live in bound by God’s given moral laws by loving and accepting everyone. And by molding our young generation, especially through the two important components of this congregation i.e. Bible study classes (Sunday School) and disciplined Choir practices giving more importance to singing, playing musical instruments through consistent training. These are the most important vision and mission of St. Paul’s CSI Church, Salalah along with other common objectives like to worship, facilitate, coordinate, pastoral care, meeting spiritual needs of our members and to promote and spread wide the Gospel of God.
Vision To make the world a better place.
An Overview of the Parish The parish had a humble beginning as a prayer group in early 1980s at the residence of one of our founding members. After 8 years, on 1st April 1988 Rt. Rev M C Mani, the then Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese declared the establishment of St. Paul's CSI Parish during the meeting held after the Holy Communion Service at one of the founder members' residence. Our first service was conducted on 22nd April 1988 by Rev. Christoper George, Vicar, Muscat Parish.
At present we have a total of 82members. We are an independent Church under the leadership of Madhya Kerala Diocese, registered under the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Sultanate of Oman and we own a church and parsonage built on the land granted by the Ministry. We are grateful to His Majesty, the Sultan of Oman for giving us the freedom of worship. We are also thankful to the Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese, all the Diocesan office bearers, for the support & advice extended throughout the years.
Worship Timings: Fasting Prayer & Fellowship Meeting: Thursday @ 08:30pm Holy Communion Service: Friday @ 10:00am Sunday School: Friday @ 08:30am
CSI Parish, Sharjah
- It was about 40 years ago; that a few dedicated KERALITE CSI Christians joined together and started a prayer group in Dubai, which by Grace of God, slowly grew in strength and progressed to form CSI Parish Dubai in 1978. Many of the CSI KERALITES living in Sharjah at that time joined the Dubai Parish. However, as time passed by, the number of CSI Members residing in Sharjah started increasing and many could not attend the Parish activities in Dubai constrained by distance and lack of affordable transport facilities. As such, they started sending their children to Sunday Schools run by other Christian denominations in Sharjah and themselves started attending these worship services.
- In 1994, as a part of Dubai Parish, an area prayer started at Sharjah which gradually grew in strength and led to a monthly Church Worship service in Sharjah. The first CSI Malayalam Communion Service took place at St Martins’ Church, Sharjah in July 1995 and the attendance to this service has been increased gradually, as a result, the frequency of the service was also increased to being twice a month. In stages, The Church Choir also commenced its full-fledged activity. The need for Sunday school for the children was of paramount importance and as such, scripture classes began in September 1995 with as few as 28 children.
- The necessity of having an independent parish in Sharjah to serve the maximum numbers of CSI Keralites living in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates to church activities was felt expedient. Accordingly, the Madhya Kerala Diocesan Bishop Rt Rev Dr Sam Mathew was approached, who gave all necessary guidance and help to proceed in this matter. A Constitution Committee was formed, which drafted a constitution and after detailed discussions, it was passed by the congregation. This was sent to Madhya Kerala Diocesan Bishop for approval. The Bishop approved the constitution and gave his consent to start the CSI Parish, Sharjah with effect from 1st April 1996. On 10th May 1996, Bishop officially inaugurated the Parish. Read more: [https://csishj.com/history/]