Diocese of Tirunelveli of the Church of South India

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Diocese of Tirunelveli
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Church of South India
Cathedral Holy Trinity Cathedral,Palayamkottai
Secular priests 101

The Diocese of Tirunelveli is one among the 24 dioceses of the Church of South India (CSI).It is based at Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu, southern India. The diocese has 687 churches, 101 pastors, and a membership of 1,86,000.Holy Trinity Cathedral, at Palayamkottai is the Cathedral of Tirunelveli Diocese. The churches were established by church missionary society (CMS) missionaries and Society for propagating gospel (SPG) missionaries. In the year of 1919 Tinnevely Diocese Trust Association (TDTA)was formed by uniting both mission and also with baptists and presbyterians churches in the neighbourhood.



V. S. Azariah, the first Indian bishop, came from Tirunelveli Diocese

Issues in 2015

In November 2015, the Tirunelveli diocese increased the annual membership amount (in Tamil : Kanikkai) from Rs 100 to Rs 500. The retirement age of the pastors also increased by the CSI synod from 65 to 67, and correction was made in the rule to permit pastors to remove someone from the diocese. Against all these decisions, members raised their voices. They requested to take a vote to implement these changes, but the Bishop ignored them and said that these changes are acceptable without proper voting. The members have thrown chairs to display their opposition. Due to the decision to increase the retirement age, J J Christdoss's retirement age also increased. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Issues in 2014

In 2014, one school teacher committed suicide as she was transferred. The diocese management was blamed for this. [5]

2008 Issues

In 2008, the then administration led by a bus company owner rigged the election and but were eventually defeated in the election. [6]

Bishops of the Diocese

Educational Institutions under the Diocese

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  1. dinakaran (daily newspaper Tamil);13 November 2015;Page 2
  2. "நெல்லை சி.எஸ்.ஐ., கவுன்சில் கூட்டத்தில் நாற்காலி வீச்சு: பிஷப்பிற்கு எதிர்ப்பு".
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "சி.எஸ்.ஐ., டயோசீசன் கூட்டத்தில் குழப்பம் ! உறுப்பினர்கள் சேர்களை வீசி ரகளை! - Dinamalar". www.dinamalarnellai.com.
  5. "Tamil News, Tamil latest news, Tamilnadu news, தமிழ், தமிழ் செய்திகள், தமிழ் சினிமா, அரசியல், World news, Crime news, Business news". Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  6. "நெல்லை பிஷப்புக்கு சரமாரி அடி, உதை - கார் உடைப்பு".