Churches Outside Kerala
Churches Outside Kerala
Malayalam Congregations outside of Kerala: Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Chennai- Mogappair, Chennai-Tambaram, Coimbatore and Karunya Students Centre, Delhi Malayalam Congregation, Delhi Immanuel, Delhi Vikaspuri, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai - Borivali, Mumbai-Kalyan and Shalom Mission, Mumbai- Parel, Mumbai-Sanpada, Mumbai-Vakola, Mumbai-Vasai, Mumbai -Chembur, and Pune.
- East Parade is a diaspora church whose members migrated to Bangalore from Kerala over the last couple of generations.
- The services are conducted in Malayalam, with an English service once a month.
- The goal of East Parade Church is to create environments and experiences where you can encounter God in the midst of your life.
- When you come to East Parade on a weekend our aim is that you would be inspired by the music, encouraged by the message, welcomed by our amazing community of people and be reminded that God’s grace is here!
St. James CSI Church, Bhopal
- Year of the Formation : 1988
- Year of the Pastorate Formation : 1991
- Name of the Founder : The Rev. Thomas K. Oommen
- Total Members of the Congregation : 187
- Total Families of the Congreagation: 58
- Total Land : 4000 Sq. Ft.
CSI Holy Trinity Malayalam Congregation, Chennai
- In the year 1973, all the members of CSI Holy Trinity Malayalam Congregation, Chennai, including the youth of the day contributed their mite and also got financial help from the friends and relatives in and outside of the church. At last they were able to build a church of their own along with all necessary accessories at a cost of more than 20 lakhs.
- For this great venture the one who made great sacrifices and took the initiative was the (Late) Rt. Rev. Dr. Sam Mathew. He was assisted by many stalwarts including the youth members. As a result we were able to conduct our regular services in this Holy Trinity Church, Vepery, Chennai.
- We were also able to construct the social service centre during the period of Rev. Abraham Varkey who worked hard to collect funds for the same. It was completed in the year 1984. Read more: [https://www.csihtc.com/about-us]
The Christ Church Malayalam Congregation, Chennai-Mogappair
St. Thomas Church, Tambaram
CSI All Saints Malayalam Congregation, Coimbatore
- All Saints CSI Malayalam Congregation is the home for the CSI Malayalam speaking Christians in an around Coimbatore.
- We have members joining us from all over Coimbatore.
- We, the CSI Malayalam speaking Christians, welcome all our fellow believers to our church.
- Feel free join us any time, even for a short visit.
CSI Delhi Malayalam Congregation
- Delhi Malayalam Congregation under the Delhi Diocese of the Church of North India (CNI) is predominantly a diaspora Malayalam-speaking community based in the capital city of India, New Delhi.
- Maximum of the worshipers hail from the Church of South India (CSI) in Kerala.
- New Delhi resonates with the high political atmosphere and the charm of the old preserved constructions. We the worshipers at DMC are surrounded by the redeeming love and message of our Lord and Savior Jesus that transform us into a hospitable ambience.
CSI Immanuel Malayalam Congregation, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi
- From the early sixties, a few of the families belonging to the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese who were residing in Delhi felt the need to have the worship services conducted in their own mother tongue in the CSI liturgy and made various attempts for it.
- The then bishop Rt. Rev M. M. John was approached by this group during his visit to Delhi and he responded positively. After his return, he deputed the Late Very Rev. I. C. Kurian to Delhi for a month to study the feasibility of organizing such a congregation and its viability. For four Sundays he conducted the CSI Malayalam worship services at the Lady Hardinge Hospital Chapel.
- On the basis of his recommendation, the then Bishop deputed Rev. K. C. Chacko as the first Pastor of the congregation. The Bishop of CNI Delhi Diocese was apprised of the developments and his consent for this venture was obtained. It was informed that the Pastor as well as the congregation would be under the administrative control of the Diocese of Delhi.
- Thus a humble beginning was made in September 1969 by starting regular CSI Malayalam Worship Service on Sunday Mornings at the Lady Harding Hospital Chapel. There were hardly 40 to 45 families and there were some individual members.
- The congregation grew in number and by the time it celebrated Silver Jubilee in 1994, there were about 170 families and 40 individuals as members. Read More: [http://www.immanuelchurchdelhi.org/about-us.html]
CSI Bethel Malayalam Church, Vikaspuri, New Delhi
- Bethel Malayalam Church (BMC) is a result of long term vision and strong desires of a notable section of people to unite the Malayalee community with CSI Background living in an around West Delhi, governed by the CNI Delhi Diocese as per the territorial comity.
- BMC has a blessed group of believers worshiping the Triune God in love and fellowship.
- The church is Near to Janakpuri West or Uttamnagar Metro station.
- The Church has members from New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Hariyana - Vikaspuri, Dwarka, Janakpuri, Mayapuri, Naraina, Pashim Vihar, Rohini, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, and Rajouri Garden
Immanuel CSI Malayalam Church
The congregation has its humble beginnings since 15th December 1957, when the first worship service was held in the twin cities. A recognition service of ‘CSI Malayalam Pastorate’ was held on 22nd April 1973. In the earlier years, worship services were held in different CSI churches. The worship services continued to be held in Wesley Boys Hostel chapel, Secunderabad since 1st March 1987. After years of prayers and challenges, the foundation stone for a new Church building was laid at Yapral, Secunderabad on 20th February 2014. The Church building for “Immanuel CSI Malayalam Church” was dedicated on 9th April 2022. Sunday worship services are held at 9 AM. The Parish has around 90 families and 210 members as on today spread across the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
As the community continues to grow, a satellite (extension) worship service commenced from 26th January 2020 to cater for students and working professionals in Hitech City area.
CSI Malayalam Congregation, Kolkata
- Year of the Formation : 1952
- Total Members of the Congregation : 95
- Total Families in the Congregation : 38
CSI St. James Malayalm Church,Mumbai, Borivali (CNI)
CSI Holy Trinity Malayalam Church, Chembur (CNI)
- Year of the Formation : 1971 as worshipping centre
- Total Members of the Congregation : 173
- Total Families of the Congregation : 53
CSI St. Christopher’s Church, Kalyan, Mumbai
- Year of the Formation : 1968
- Total Members of the Congregation : 51
- Total Families in the Congregation : 44
CSI Malayalam Congregation, Mumbai, Parel (CNI)
- Year of the Formation : 1934
- Total members of the Congregation: 340
- Total Families of the Congreagation: 175
CSI Jubilee Malayalam Church, Mumbai-Sanpada (CNI)
- Jubilee Malayalam CSI Church is a pastorate falling under the administrative control of C.N.I. Mumbai Diocese. It started as a small worshipping centre of Holy Trinity Church, Chembur, on the 2nd Sunday of November 1985. The first service was conducted in a classroom of the St. Mary’s School in Vashi, attended by a few Malayali families, who were members of Holy Trinity Church, and were then residing in Navi Mumbai.
- The then Bishop of Bombay, Rt. Rev. S. B. Joshua felt the necessity of a church building for CNI members in and around the fast-developing Navi Mumbai and applied with CIDCO for a piece of land. Due to many hurdles, the application bore fruit only after his retirement. The Next Bishop, Rt. Rev. Baiju F Gavit made arrangements for the construction of a new church on land allotted by CIDCO and the church was consecrated on 26th October 2001.
- After the dedication of the Jubilee Church, Sanpada, our worshipping centre moved into the new church premises. The other linguistic groups of CNI viz. Marathi, Tamil and English congregations, who were then worshipping in different schools and halls in Navi Mumbai also started worshipping in this newly constructed church building on Sundays.
- The then Bishop of Mumbai Diocese bifurcated this worshipping centre from Holy Trinity Church as a separate congregation on 1st April 2004.
- The Diocesan Council held in October 2006 up-graded this congregation into a full-fledged pastorate, under our present name “Jubilee Malayalam Church [C.N.I.]”. We presently have members staying between the Panvel and Airoli nodes of Navi Mumbai.
CSI St. Paul’s Church, Mumbai-Vakola
- Year of the Formation : 1978
- Found Members : G. P. Daniel, Late O. W. Wilfred, T. M. Philip, Late J. G. Jacob, Lilly Jacob, Late Cherian Samuel, Late Issac Rajan, Late Aleyamma Issac, Late N. V. George, Late P. J. George, P. K. Zachariah, K. M. Joseph.
- Total members of the Congregation: 280
- Total Families of the Congreagation: 97
- Parsonage : 401, Nikita Apartments, St. Antony’s Road, Kalina, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 4000 98
CSI Holy Immanuel Church, Mumbai-Vasai (CNI)
- The C.S.I. members who are residing at the western suburb of Mumbai, especially those who are between Mira Road and Virar started a prayer group in 1988 at Vasai. As the members of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Mal. Congregation, Parel, they found it difficult to commute to such a long distance with family every Sunday for worship. In 1990 the Prayer Group become a worship centre of St. Mary the Virgin Mal. Parel. Mr. T.C. Issac was the convener of Vasai Worshipping Centre till 1992 and later Mr. M.S. Kunjumon and Anil P Varghese were become conveners. Mr. V.K.Itty from Borivili, Mr. C.T.Thomas from Andheri were the lay leaders in leading the worship service. Rev. T.C. George & Rev. N.V.George help us in conducting the Holy Communion Service. Rev. Roy Varghese helped in celebrating the Communion Service from 1995 to 2001. We used to conduct the worship at St. Peters School at Vishwakarma, later to Dewanman and in 1995 shifted to St. Thomas Marthoma Church till 2008. During the year 2001 to 2004 the annual get together and watchnight service held at Vasant Nagari Community Hall, in between in one year we held the annual get together at Maharashtra English School, Stella.
- In the year 2004-05 on wards till 2008 it was held at BKS English High School.
- In the meantime, the Parish Committee of St. Mary the Virgin Mal. Cong, with a vision of social work bought a piece of land at Vasai in 1989 under Shalom Charitable Trust. Due to the condition of the plot and the riddles to overcome with Govt. authorities the plot could not get converted in to a useful place till 2007. On 7th January 2007 we started the construction of a building at that piece of land, the foundation stone laid by Rt. Rev. S.B. Joshua, Rtd Bishop of Bombay Diocese and it completed in April 2008. On 19th April 2008 the building dedicated, by Rt. Rev. Thomas Samuel Bishop of MKD along with Rt. Rev. S.B. Joshua retired Bishop of Bombay Diocese and Rt. Rev. George Issac, retried Bishop of CSI North Kerala Diocese as a worshiping place for the Vasai Worshiping Centre. Read more: [http://www.holyimmanuelcnichurchvasai.com/church-history/]
CSI St. Paul’s Malayalam Parish, Pune