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/]
Holy Immanuel Church Parsonage, B106, Opulence CHS Ltd, Opp Ayyappa temple, Vasai west, Palghar district, Pin -401202
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