Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Durgapur - The Church of North India (United)

Companion Diocesan Links have been a means of developing relationships and mutual partnership in mission throughout the dioceses and parishes of the Anglican Communion for many years. The Diocese of Durgapur - The Church of North India (United) is seeking a new link and has given information on the diocese below. If your diocese is interested in forming a link with them please respond directly to the Bishop.

To understand more of Anglican Diocesan Links please go to Guidelines for Companion Link Relationships

Province: Church of North India
Diocese: The Diocese of Durgapur
Bishop: The Rt Revd Probal Kantodutta
Address: St Michael's Church
Aldrin Path
Bidhan Nagar
Durgapur 713212
West Bengal
India
Telephone: +91 343 2536220
Fax: +91 343 2534552

Brief history of Diocese:

The Diocese of Durgapur was formed in 1972 being an interregnal part of the Church of North India. The Diocese area spreads over eight districts of West Bengal, towards the North Western direction from the city of Kolkata. The Diocese has thirty pastoralis and has a membership of 15,000. The people in this Diocese are mostly tribal people (Sanltiali Tribe)

Any previous or existing Links:

The Diocese has no previous links but is part of the provincial link of the Churches in Derbyshire and the Church of North India. We are planning to start a link with Wirksworth in Derby. No definite link has been established.

Reason for wanting a Link:

Our desire as a Diocese is to have a stronger link with the world wide Anglican Church. This gives the opportunity to broaden our understanding of other parts of the world and to be more involved in partnership with a deeper sense of belonging to the global Church. To support each other in prayer, fellowship and sharing.

What expectations you have of the Link?

  • To pray for each other
  • Mission team exchange
  • Assistance in time of need
  • Participation in development projects
  • Involvement in peace initiatives

What part of the world you would like your Link to be?

Anywhere

Describe the style and patterns of church life and ministry in your diocese.

The Diocese of Durgapur is involved with:

  • Peace initiatives especially among tribal people
  • Youth, women and children's ministries.
  • Peace Centre which is to promote Tribal theology.
  • Education and have many English medium and vernacular schools.
  • Health care with a hospital and nursing school

 

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