The Church of South India (CSI) is an amalgamation of the Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Church faiths was inaugurated on September 27, 1947 at St. George’s Cathedral, Chennai India. It consists of 24 dioceses spread across the five States in South India.
The Church of South India (CSI) is the second largest Christian church in India based on the number of members. The Church of South India is the successor of a number of Anglican and Protestant denominations in India, including the Church of England, the British Methodist Church and the Church of Scotland after Indian independence.
It combined The South India United Church (Union of the British Congregationalists and the British Presbyterians); the then 14 Anglican dioceses of South India and one in Sri Lanka; and the South Indian District of the Methodist church. With a membership of nearly four million, CSI is one of four united churches in the Anglican Communion, the others being the Church of North India, the Church of Pakistan and the Church of Bangladesh.