Thoothukudi - Nazareth Diocese of the Church of South India

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Diocese of Thoothukudi-Nazareth

தூத்துக்குடி-நாசரேத் திருமண்டலம்
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Country Tamilnadu, India
Ecclesiastical province Church of South India
Headquarters Thoothukudi
Coordinates 8°48′32″N78°09′40″E / 8.809°N 78.161°E / 8.809; 78.161 Coordinates: 8°48′32″N78°09′40″E / 8.809°N 78.161°E / 8.809; 78.161
Denomination Protestant
Cathedral St. John's Cathedral, Nazareth
Co-cathedralSt. Patrick's Co-cathedral, Thoothukudi
Secular priests 113
Current leadership
Bishop Samuel Devasahayam
India Tamil Nadu districts Thoothukudi.svg
CSI Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese

The Thoothukudi - Nazareth Diocese is a diocese of Church of South India in Tamil nadu state of India.The diocese is one among the 22 dioceses of Church of South India in India.The cathedral of the diocese is St. John's Cathedral at Nazareth, Tamil Nadu.

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Nazareth, Tamil Nadu town in Tamil Nadu, India

Nazareth is a town in the Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.



Thoothukudi - Nazareth Diocese was bifurcated from Tirunelveli diocese and its formed on 25th October 2003 bifurcating areas from Tirunelveli Diocese.

Bishops of the Diocese

Gnanasigamony Devakadasham became the fifth Bishop of Kanyakumari of the Church of South India (CSI) in 2001.

Govada Dyvasirvadam is Bishop Emeritus of Krishna-Godavari Diocese of the Church of South India.

Thomas K Oommen 20th and 21st-century Indian bishop

Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen is an Indian Anglican bishop. He is the Bishop of the Madhya Kerala Diocese and the Moderator of Church of South India.


Engineering Colleges

  1. Jayaraj Annapackiam CSI College of Engineering, Nazareth
  2. Dr.G.U. Pope College of Engineering, Sawyerpuram

Polytechnic College

  1. Jayaraj Annapackiam CSI Polytechnic College, Nazareth

Arts Colleges

  1. Nazareth Margoschis College at Pillaiyanmanai, Nazareth
  2. Pope's College, sawyerpuram
  3. Bishop Caldwell College, Thoothukudi

Nursing College

  1. CSI St. Luke's College of Nursing, Nazareth

Teaching and Education Colleges

  1. Rev.John Thomas college of Education for Women, Megnanapuram
  2. R.M.P C.S.I P.S.K Rajaratnam College of Education, Sathankulam
  3. Dr.G.U. Pope College of Education, Sawyerpuram
  4. St. John's Teacher Training Institute, Nazareth


  1. Higher Secondary Schools - 21
  2. High Schools - 6
  3. Middle Schools - 70
  4. Primary Schools - 243
  5. Special Schools - 2


  1. St. Luke's Hospital, Nazareth
  2. St. Luke's Leprosarium, Peikulam
  3. St. Raphael's Hospital, Sawyerpuram
  4. St. Barnaba Hospital, Nagalapuram
  5. Diocesan Mission Hospital, Thoothukudi

Industrial Training Institute

  1. Art Industrial School , Nazareth

Thoothukudi - Nazareth Diocese Statistics

See also

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) misionaries. In the year of 1947 Tinnevely Diocese Trust Association (TDTA)was formed by uniting both mission and also with baptists and presbyterians churches in the neighbourhood.

The Madurai-Ramnad Diocese is a diocese of Church of South India in Tamil Nadu state of India.The diocese is one among the 22 dioceses of Church of South India.

The CSI Tiruchirappalli Thanjavur Diocese is a diocese of Church of South India in Tamil Nadu state of India. The diocese is one among the 24 dioceses of Church of South India and was one of the first 14 dioceses to be formed at the inaugural of the Church of South India in 1947.

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