Boards Associated

Finance Board
Finance Board

Finance Board

Duties of the Board

(a) Quarterly accounts presented to the Finance Board should be scrutinized by the Sub-Committee.

(b) Examine the accounts prepared by the Treasurer in respect of the General Funds and present them to the Executive Committee for approval with such amendments as may be suggested by the Board.

(c) The Executive Committee shall be informed of the levies imposed on Parishes and District Councils to the Diocesan fund.

(d) Allowing grants from surplus funds to meet urgent needs.

(e) to make and regulate rules for the proper keeping of accounts across the Diocese, and to prescribe books and forms necessary therefor.

(f) To constitute a 3-member Audit Committee for a periodical audit of the accounts of Diocesan Institutions and Parishes. Make arrangements to improve them.

(g) Perform such other financial duties as may be authorized by the Executive Committee.

(h) To fix the salaries, allowances and travel scales of the office staff of the Diocese, priests and church workers and the employees of other institutions connected with the Diocese.

(i) Implement the Diocesan Provident Fund for priests and church workers.

(j) The appointment and removal of treasurers of pastorates/outstations shall be vested in the Board.

(k) To decide on the amount to be allowed to be held by the treasurers of parishes/congregations.

(l) Checks shall be signed by at least one of the Secretaries (Clergy Secretary/Lay Secretary) along with the Treasurer on all bank accounts and cash transactions of the Diocese.

Designation : Member

CSI Madhya Kerala Diocesan Office, Cathedral Road, Kottayam, Kerala, Pin- -686 001

Pastoral Board
Pastoral Board

Pastoral Board

Duties of the Board

(a) To make arrangements, with the approval of the Bishop, for the appointment, removal, retirement, etc., of all clergy, except principals, lecturers, headmasters, and teachers in colleges, high schools, and training schools.

(b) To make rules for election and conferment of titles to clerical posts; (with the assistance of a board appointed for that purpose, if necessary) examine and approve those who have been recommended for election to clerical positions. Recommend to the Executive Committee the approval of nominees and make necessary arrangements for their training. Finally, if they are satisfied that they are qualified, they are recommended to the Bishop through the Executive Committee for their acceptance as priestly candidates.

(c) Supervise and control the activities of the Bible School in general. Advise the Bishop on matters such as the appointment, placement, retirement, etc. of its principal and clergy teachers.

(d) Prepare and submit before the end of each fiscal year to the Board of Finance a budget of the amount required to carry on the work of the Bible School for the ensuing year, and, unless otherwise provided for, to meet the said requirement for expenses for the training of clerical students, and to submit, with recommendations, applications for funds for interim grants.

(e) To decide all matters relating to the appointment, confirmation, placement, retirement, etc., of church workers.

(f) To make arrangements for the election and periodical examinations of church workers.

(g) Assist the Bishop in arranging missionary meetings, special conferences and retreats of clergy and laity.

(h) To take decisions with the approval of the Bishop regarding the appointment, service, transfer, retirement etc. of all clergy except teachers in various institutions and educational institutions.

(i) Supervise and control the activities of Angatha Keeshavlen in general. Recommend to the bishop the appointment, placement, retirement, etc. of its principal and clergy teachers.

Designation : Secretary

CSI Madhya Kerala Diocesan Office, Cathedral Road, Kottayam, Kerala, Pin- -686 001

Institutes Associated

CMS College, Kottayam
CMS College, Kottayam

CMS College, Kottayam

The CMS College, Kottayam is the first college in India founded in 1817. The college is now one of the largest colleges in Kerala with 23 departments offering 47 courses for 2521 students, 138 teaching faculty members and 35 administrative staffs. Deeply rooted in Kottayam and dedicated to its mission, the CMS College is one of the top colleges in Kerala.

With its 23 departments the CMS College offers programs in almost all academic fields in arts and sciences.

Two hundred years is but a tiny drop in the unceasing flow of cosmic time. On the human scale, however, it amounts to a life span of about ten generations. That is if the first-ever graduates of the college sent their children to CMS College Kottayam, and each succeeding generation did the same, they would have their 10th generation progeny studying here at present. This is only one indication of the antiquity of CMS College Kottayam in the history of higher education not just in Kerala, but in India as a whole. Yes, CMS College, Kottayam – The College Cotym in its original orthographic avatar – was born 200 years ago, in 1817.

Read more: [https://cmscollege.ac.in/history/]

Location: [https://goo.gl/maps/1eGQaRGyHKRyWDBz8]

Designation : Bursar

CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala, India – 686001

Website : https://cmscollege.ac.in/

Pastorates Associated

- Olassa
Olassa

CSI St. Mark’s Church, Olassa

  • Year of the Formation : 1840
  • Name of the Founder : Rev. Henry Baker (Sr.)
  • Year of Pastorate Formation : 1844
  • Total Members of the Congregation : 1000
  • Total Families in the Congregation : 225
  • Total Land : 6 Acre
  • Name of the Bishop from the Congregation: Late Rt. Rev. Dr. M. M. John
  • Name of the Presbyters from the Congregation: Rev. John Kurian, Late Rev. K. O. Philip, Late Rev. Sugu John Chandy, Late Rev. Jacob Chandy (Sr), Late Rev. E. V. John, Late Rev. K. P. Varkey, Late Rev. K. Koruthu, Rev. Abraham C. Prakash, Rev. Pratheesh Babu Kurian, and Rev. John Punnen
Designation : Vicar

CSI St.Mark’s Church, Olassa P. O., Kottayam - 686 014.

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Rev. Cherian Thomas

Rev. Cherian Thomas

CSI St.Mark’s Church, Olassa P. O., Kottayam - 686 014. Phone: 0481 2516861