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.



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

Bishops of the Diocese


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

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