About Us

Rt. Rev. Dr. K. G. Daniel
Bishop

East Kerala Diocese

The Church Missionary Society began work in this area in 1848 and Rev. Henry Baker Junior came as the first missionary. He is now remembered as "The Apostle of the Hills". History tells that people from Melukavu met Rev. Henry Baker at Kottayam and said, “You must know we know nothing right. Will you teach us or not? We die like beasts and are buried like dogs! Ought you to neglect us? Cholera and fever carried off members of our family�. Henry Baker decided to move eastward and mission work started immediately. The believers were persecuted by the local King’s servants - W.S. Hunt writes,"They were made to stand in water up to their necks, kept in stocks for days, chillies rubbed in their eyes, heads tied in bags filled with large black ants and red wood ants".



Our Congregation

As a growing Church we have about 65,000 members in the Diocese. Number of Churches - 237, Mission Fields -53, of which 3 are in the Slums of Delhi. Our growth in 25 years is more than 3 times in terms of number of Churches and efforts for Human Resource Development in rural areas.


Our People

Liberation became part of Baker's mission and is still a major part of our work today. When he began his work, untouchability, 'pollution by sight' and caste distinctions prevailed and human beings were bought and sold as slaves. Inspired by God’s love, Baker spent his whole life among these people, establishing places of worship, schools and shelters for the sick and dying. These were pioneering efforts to free lower castes from a state of servitude and shame.

Freedom to learn, to enter the premises of law courts, to own property in one's own name and freedom to worship all became realities. The new members of the Diocese are mostly from Tribal (Adivasi) and Dalit backgrounds, Tamil plantation labourers and other smaller communities. We are blessed with great cultural diversity and the richness of both Malayalam and Tamil languages. For many of these people the support and love of God's Church is their only hope for a better and more fulfilling life.


Our Land

The Diocese consists of mountains, peaks, valleys, rivers, deciduous and evergreen forests and is home for many tribes. We are blessed with scenic beauty that attracts tourists from all over the world, including:

  • Thekkady Wild life sanctuary and Thattekkadu bird sanctuaries
  • Hill Stations like Munnar, Devikulam and Peerumedu
  • Mountain slopes like Illikkakalu, Chellar Coil and Elaveezha Poonchira
  • Idukki forest area with 51 mission fields.
  • Tea gardens with challenges of agriculture and livelihood.

Although abundant with gifts of nature, the Diocese is also prone to natural disasters such as drought, heavy storms and landslides. The temperature in our lowlands rarely falls below 32°C but can commonly reach freezing at night in the high ranges.


The Apostle of the Hills

The Church Missionary Society began work in this area in 1848 and Rev. Henry Baker Junior came as the first missionary. He is now remembered as "The Apostle of the Hills". History tells that people from Melukavu met Rev. Henry Baker at Kottayam and said, "You must know we know nothing right. Will you teach us or not? We die like beasts and are buried like dogs! Ought you to neglect us? Cholera and fever carried off members of our family". Henry Baker decided to move eastward and mission work started immediately. The believers were persecuted by the local King’s servants - W.S. Hunt writes," They were made to stand in water up to their necks, kept in stocks for days, chillies rubbed in their eyes, heads tied in bags filled with large black ants and red wood ants".

And yet when let loose they learned the Gospel from the missionaries again. Unlike any other society we are "a people who grabbed the Gospel from Missionaries".


Diocesan Officers


Rev.Biju Joseph

Clergy Secretary

Diocesan Office,
Melukavumattom P.O.,
Kottayam,
Kerala-686652.

09961151959
revbijujoseph@gmail.com

Dr. Josemon George

Lay Secretary

Diocesan Office, 
Melukavumattom P.O.,
Kottayam, 
Kerala-686652.

09447911039
josemon.grg@gmail.com

Rev. V. S. Francis

Treasurer

Diocesan office, 
Melukavumattom P.O.,
Kottayam,Kerala-686652.

9495126055
csiekd@gmail.com


Adv. Mathew Joseph

Registrar

Diocesan office, 
Melukavumattom P.O.,
Kottayam,
Kerala-686652.

09497554399
mathewjoseph83@gmail.com

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  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
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  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD
  • Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD

Deacon Ordination: CSI EKD

CSI East Kerala Diocese Deacon Ordination held at Ellumpuram CSI church and five of our Members were ordainded as dcaons by the Rt. Rev. Dr. K G Daniel in the presence of Rt. Rev. Ommen George

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  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Convention Held
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  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Convention Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Convention Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Convention Held
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  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Convention Held
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  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Convention Held

CSI East Kerala Diocesan Convention Held

The 36th Diocesan Convention of the East Kerala Diocese had taken place from 3rd to 10th of February, 2019 at Bakerdale, Melukavu

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  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom
  • East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom

East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” Held at Melukavumattom

East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” (Talent Fest) was held at the Henry Baker college, Melukavumattom, on 26th January.

This Talent Fest was inaugurated by the Rt. Rev. Dr. K. G. Daniel, Bishop in East Kerala Diocese. The Fest was blessed with 375 participants from 7 church districts. 

The competitions were held in the main 4 stages. 

Mr. Simon Joseph, Mr. Shibu John, Mr. Jayan Samuel, Mr. Roy Robert , Mr. M. J. Mathew, Mrs. Shantha Simon and Dr. Soumini Jayan were the Judges for different competitions. 

The concluding session was blessed with the presence of the Diocesan Bishop, Dr. Elizabeth Ann Daniel, Mr. K. G. Simon SP, Mrs. Anila Simon, and Mr. Mathew Joseph; Diocesan Registrar. Trophies and Certificates distributed to all the winners. Rev. Rajesh Pathrose; board secretary, Rev. Roymon P. J., Rev. Suneesh P. D., Rev. K. A. Jacob, Mr. A. M. Reji Mon were present in the concluding meeting. 

The first prize ever- rolling trophy won by Moovattupuzha district with 71 points. The second ever-rolling trophy was given to Peerumedu and Melukavu districts with 59 points each. The third prize as received by Erumapra district with 44 points.

Regional level “Thalanthuthsavam 2019” will be held on 10th and 11th May 2019 at South Kerala Diocese. 
 

Rev. Jacob Antony Koodathinkal
General Secretary 
CSI East Kerala Diocesan Sunday School

 

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  • CSI East Kerala JMA Camp Held at Mankompu
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  • CSI East Kerala JMA Camp Held at Mankompu
  • CSI East Kerala JMA Camp Held at Mankompu

CSI East Kerala JMA Camp Held at Mankompu

The CSI East Kerala Diocese Sunday School Junior Missionary Association (JMA) camp was held at Mankompu on 4th and 5th of January, 2019. The main theme was ‘Set apart for Gospel’. The inaugural session was presided over by Rev. K.S. Scaria ( District chairman, Erumapra church district ) and the camp was inaugurated by Rt. Rev. Dr. K. G. Daniel, Bishop in CSI East Kerala Diocese. He said to the children that they are set apart for the gospel, and they need to live and walk worthy of the gospel. He added that the ultimate command of God is to spread the gospel across the world. And you are privileged to be Gospel carriers for God. 

The CSSM, team of Sri Jose K Scaria, Sri Soj Philip Simon and Mrs Mareena Jose led the class. The sessions equipped the participants to mould themselves for His call. Rev Roymon PJ (camp convenor),Rev K A Lukose, Rev Suneesh P Divakaran, Rev Binoy Mathew, Rev Liju Abraham, Rev A E Eapen, Rev N Vincent, Rev T J Bijoy, Rev K A Jacob, Rev Loveson George, Dr Elizabeth Ann Daniel graced the inaugural session with their prayers and presence.

On the second day, the participants were rededicated for the mission by our Bishop Rt. Rev. K. G. Daniel and an oath was taken by the participants submitting themselves for Christ. Around 80 participants were present from different parts of the Diocese. We thank Mankombu CSI Christ church congregation for hosting this camp.

Rev. Jacob Antony Koodathinkal 

General Secretary 

EKD, Sunday School 

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  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
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  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held
  • CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held

CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors' and Workers' Family Get Together Held

CSI East Kerala Diocesan pastors' and workers' family get together and Christmas celebrations were held at HRDTC Melukavumattom on 18th December 2018 under the leadership of the Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. KG Daniel. Almost all the pastors and workers attended this occasion of fellowship and celebration. Diocesan officers graced the occasion through their presence.

The meeting started at 10.30 am with the prayer of Bishop K. G. Daniel, and the Pastoral Board Secretary Rev. T. J. Sebastion welcomed everyone to the meeting. Rev. A. T. John led the intercessory prayer. As the East Kerala Diocese is spread out in three revenue districts under the 9 church district, there were different programmes from pastors and families. Each district- team sang songs, and it added flavour for the fellowship.

Diocesan Bishop K. G. Daniel gave the Christmas message. The Bishop and Kochamma together cut the Christmas cake and gave it to everyone. 

Bishop released the prayer card of the diocesan convention 2019, the motto calendar of 2019, and the Diary 2019. 

At the end of the programme, Bishop distributed Christmas gifts to the pastors and family.

It was really a blessed occasion of love and fellowship.

Reported by
Rev. Jacob Antony Koodathinkal

Yours in His Service 

Rev. Jacob Antony Koodathinkal 

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