Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Karnataka South - The Church of South 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 Karnataka South - The Church of South 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: The Church of South India
Diocese: Diocese of Karnataka South
Bishop: The Rt Revd Devaraj Bangera
Address: Bishop's House, Balmatta, Mangalore 575 002
Telephone: 0824 2421802 (H)or 0824 2432657 (O)
Fax: 0824 2432363
Email: csiksd@sify.com

Brief history of Diocese:

The Diocese was established on 1 May 1970 when the Churches of Basel Mission, Weslyan Methodist, and Anglican churches united under the CSI. The Diocese is established in 8 revenue districts. More than 75% of the area is rural and underdeveloped.

Any previous or existing Links:


Reason for wanting a Link:

  • Mutual Partnership,
  • Exchange programmes,
  • Sharing views.

What expectations you have of the Link?

Bilateral Partnership

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

  • UK
  • U.S.A
  • Australia

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

The Diocesan Ministry involves:

  • Pastoral Ministry through 138 congregations
  • Education Ministry through Colleges and Schools
  • Healing Ministry through 3 major hospitals and it's rural health centres
  • Social Service through Boarding Homes and Day Care Centres for boys and girls and Dalits specially challenged and Evangelisation through all these ministries.

Would you like your Link diocese to reflect or contrast with the pattern described above?



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