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Rt. Rev. Baker Ninan Fenn
Bishop

Cochin Diocese - History

The diocese of North Kerala came into existence with the inauguration of the CSI, comprising of Trichur district of the former Travencore- Cochin Diocese and the former Malabar Basel Evangelical Mission Church of the SIUC. Area-wise the Diocese was spread over nine districts - Kasergod, Kannur, Kozhikkod, Wayanad, Malappuram, Palakad, trichur, Ernakulam and part of Idukki revenue districts consisting of plantation areas of Munnar.


Our Bishops

  • Rt. Rev. G. Stuart Smith    (1947-1953)
  • Rt. Rev. Richard Lipp         (1954-1959)
  • Rt. Rev. T. B. Benjamin      (1960-1977)
  • Rt. Rev. K. C. Seth            (1978-1990)
  • Rt. Rev. P. G. Kuruvilla        (1991-1997)
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. George Isaac    (1997-2006)
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. K. P. Kuruvilla   (2007-2013)
  • Rt. Rev. B. N. Fenn         (2013-till Date)

CSI Cochin Diocese (Former North Kerala Diocese)

After a long discussion in the diocese and the synod level, the CSI North Kerala Diocese was bifurcated into two dioceses as CSI Cochin Diocese and CSI Malabar Diocese. Cochin diocese became as a diocese on the September 2015 and it remained as the mother diocese. So, this CSI diocese named as CSI Cochin Diocese and it is the former CSI NKD. The former diocesan office of the CSI NKD continues as the Diocesan office of the CSI Cochin diocese. We have 42 Pastors, 22 Evangelists, 5 Missionaries and 1 Sister. The present bishop of Cochin Dioceses is Rt. Rev. B. N. Fenn, who was the last bishop of CSI North Kerala Diocese before the bifurcation.

The Geographical area of CSI Cochin Diocese comprises of four districts of Kerala; they are Palakkad, Trichur, Ernakulam and Munnar area of Idukki Districts. After three years of formation, CSI Immanuel Church was dedicated as the Cathedral on 7th May 2017 by the Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen (Moderator, CSI).

The traditions of the CSI Cochin diocese include CMS and Basel Evangelical Mission. We have few historically significant churches like St. Francis CSI Church, Fort Cochin; All Saints Church, Trichur; St Paul’s Church, Kunnamkulam; Holy Trinity Church, Palakkad; and Christ Church, Munnar. St. Francis Church in Fort Cochin is an important Tourist Place in the Cochin Area. It was a happy moment that Mysore Holy Trinity Church added to the diocese.

Sabahamithram Magazine

CSI Cochin Sabhamitram (Formerly NSI NKD) is the official magazine of the Diocese. It is also the continuation of the UttharaKerala Sabhamithram. This magazine was closed with the last edition on August 2015. The ‘Cochin Sabhamithram’ was stared from the September 2015 issue. It has been publishing articles by the experts and the resource persons mainly from the Diocese.

Diocesan Officers


Rev. Jacob John

Clergy Secretary

CSI All Saints’ Church,
HMT Road, Kalamassery,
Ernakulam Dist., Kerala- 683 104

04842532637
09447393922
revjacobjohnlalu@yahoo.com

Mr. Abraham Simon V

Lay Secretary

H.No.18, Automobile Road,
35/198, Palarivattom, Cochin,
Kerala- 682 025

09388602722
abrahamsunny1963@gmail.com

Rev. P. J. Jacob

Treasurer

CSI Immanuel Church,
Broadway, Ernakulam
Kerala- 682 011

04842355680
099476 06054
revjacob_100@yahoo.com

News & Events

News
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
  • 3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance

3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance

3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance

                 2018  October 19-21st 

Venue : CSI Bishop Benjamin Retreat Centre Shoranur

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It was a wonderfull gathering at the costal area of the river NILA.. The costal area od the NILA river was famous because of the great getogether arranged and coordinated by the local rulers. During this time various forms of sports events, martial arts, intellectual contests, cultural activities, rituals and folk art were performed on every shores of Bharathapuzha. the third youth conferance of the Cochin Diocese was a Mamankam. Because four disrticts youth members were gathred and thy discussed on the theme " Passionatly Christuian: Compassionatly Interfaith". The Mamankam was a unic exaple of  interfaith. the youths of Cochin diocese were discussed and find out valuable thoughts in relation with interfaith. 

Rt. Rev. B.N/Fenn, Bishop in Cochin Diocese inaugurateed the third Diocesan Youth Conferance. The Rev. Jacob John(Diocesan Clergy Secretary), Mr. Abraham Simon (Diocesan Lay Secretary), Mrs. Sakhi Marry Fenn (WF, President) were convayed their felicitation to the youths. Rev. Sujithg Godfrey, Youth General Secretary welcomes all the gathering. RFev.; Dn Aneesh Mathew gave Vote of Thanks. 

Rev. Dr. Shinoj Boas, Rev. Dr. David Joy, Dr. Thomas George are the resource persons of the conferance. They explored their thoughts and views to nthe youth. the conferance was end with the busesness meeting and the flag off. 

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  • CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief
  • CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief
  • CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief
  • CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief
  • CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief
  • CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief
  • CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief
  • CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief

CSI Cochin Diocese participation in Flood Relief

CSI Cochin Diocese youths were actively participated in the flood relief in the various places in Kerala. A big salute and appreciation to the youth team from various churches and areas of CSI Cochin Diocese.  Your hard work and coordination helps many to come up and face this situation.  Need to mention, Ernakukam area youths were did delightful wrok along with Rev.  Pradeep achan and they started their work earlier.  Rev.  Prise achan and the youths from the Aluva St Johns were did a marvellous work especially in the Aluva area. Thrissur area youths along with Rev Hezakiel achan and Johnson E george achan, and the youths of Ottupara church were did  relief work in their chrurches. Rev. Jobin achan, Rev. Prasad achan,  Rev jiji achan,  Rev Shinu achan with their church memnbers provided helps in the  affected areas. In the palakkad area Rev. Sujith achan, Rev. Prince achan  and the youths of other chuched like shoranur were joined in the relief work. 

 

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  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention
  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention
  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention
  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention
  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention
  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention
  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention
  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention
  • Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention

Ernakulam Area - Youth Bible Convention

Ernakulam Area 1st youth convention started today evening at CSI Immanuel cathedral church Ernakulam. Rev. Shibin Varghese (MKD) was the convention speaker and delivered a wonderful message. Rev. P.V. James (Ernakulam Area president) inaugurated the Bible convention. Rev. P. J. Jacob ( Diocesan Treasurer) has given the presidential address. The presence of Mr. Abraham Simon (Diocesan Lay Secretary) was a blessing to the convention. Ernakulam area formed an area choir and a youth band. It was officially inaugurated today. Tomorrow will be the second day of this youth convention. Please pray and participate.

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  • Youth In Flood Relief
  • Youth In Flood Relief
  • Youth In Flood Relief
  • Youth In Flood Relief
  • Youth In Flood Relief
  • Youth In Flood Relief
  • Youth In Flood Relief

Youth In Flood Relief

The youths of CSI Immanuel Cathedral Of CSI Cochin Diocses stepped to an another mission work among flood affected people near the Ernakulam Town. They distributed of food kits to residents of rain affected area at Nayarambalam. More than 50 families were residing in this place. Due to the heavy rain they are not able to do the day today needs. There are many places like Nayarambalam. Our youths continues their work. The youth Secratory Lijo and the teram along with the Lay Secratary of CSi Cochin Diocese were actively participaed in this programme.

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  • CSI Cochin Youth In Action
  • CSI Cochin Youth In Action
  • CSI Cochin Youth In Action
  • CSI Cochin Youth In Action
  • CSI Cochin Youth In Action
  • CSI Cochin Youth In Action
  • CSI Cochin Youth In Action
  • CSI Cochin Youth In Action

CSI Cochin Youth In Action

The youth members of CSI Immanuel Cathedral, Ernaklulam of Cochin Diocese conducted a cleaning programme at Udaya Nagar and P&T colonies  in Ernakulam Town. These places are polluted due to the heavy rain and improper drainage system. These youths were understand the need of this area and stared cleaning. It helped the dwellers of these area and a greate releaf to the people. 

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Events
  • CSI Day Celebration

CSI Day Celebration

CSI will be celebrating the CSI day on 23rd September 2018 (Sunday). It is the day that we should rejoice and give thanks to the Lord as we the part of this wonderful Church. the Synod will be sending the worship order for this special occasion.  

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  • Handing Over of Kozhinjampara NMSI Church to Cochin Diocese

Handing Over of Kozhinjampara NMSI Church to Cochin Diocese

The Church and the mission field of NMSI at Kozhinjaampara, Palakkad is going to be the part of CSI Cochin Diocese. It was the descision of NMSI and it was informed by General Secretary Rev. S. Christopher Vijayan. The handing over of this church will be solemnised by the worship service on 2018 September 24th (Monday) with the presence of Rt. Rev. B.N.Fenn, Rt. Rev. Thimothy Ravinder and other official of NMSI and CSI Cochin Diocese. All are invited to be the part of this event. 

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  • Ernakulam Area Youth Convention 2018

Ernakulam Area Youth Convention 2018

This is the first time, Ernakulam Area Youth Fellowship arranging Youth Bible Convention 2018. We need all your support and participation in this event. We are also launching a Ernakulam Area Youth Band. Come and make it a great success. We welcome all Youth Members, Church Members, all Presbyters. Requesting all your prayers for this event.

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John G Rabeendran memmorial cash award 2017-2018 (Sunday School)

Our sunday school department is inviting application from the students of SSLC,  +2 with high marks for 'John G Rabeendran memmorial' cash award. CSI Cochin Diocese students can applay for this award with the letter of Presbyter in Charge of the church.  The applicant should be registered at the Diocesan Sunday School Department in 2018. Two students with high marks will be awarded this cash award. The application must be reached at the Diocesean office befor 30th August 2018.

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Diocesan Women's Fellowship Conference is postponed.

Diocesan Women's Fellowship Conference proposed to be held on will be held on 21 August 2018, 12.30 pm to 22 August 1.00 pm at CSI Retreat Centren, Shoranur is postponed.

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Get in Touch

CSI Diocesan Office,
P.B. No. 104,
Shoranur 679 121, Palakkad District, 
Kerala - 679 121

0466 - 2222545
0466 - 222655
csicochindiocese@gmail.com
csinkd@gmail.com

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