Bundelkhand Yearly Meeting

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Bundelkhand Yearly Meeting
Classification Quaker

Friends World Committee for Consultation;

Evangelical Friends International
Region Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh, India
Origin 1956
Branched from Ohio Yearly Meeting
Congregations 5
Hospitals 1
Primary schools 4

Bundelkhand Yearly Meeting (Bundelkhand Masihi Mitr Samaj) is a yearly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh state in mid-India.[1] It was formed from Friends Churches set up by missionaries from Ohio Yearly Meeting in 1896,[2][3][4] and the first independent yearly meeting was held in Chhatarpur in 1956.[4] Theologically it falls within the evangelical tradition,[1][3] unlike Mid-India Yearly Meeting.[4][5]

The main Friends' Church is at Chhatarpur, where the church is adjacent to Chhatarpur Christian Hospital, which was set up by Friends from the Friends' Foreign Mission Society in 1930,[2][6] and run by Friends[2] although is now administered as part of Emmanuel Hospital Association.[6] There is also an English-medium and Hindi-medium Christian school run by the Friends' Church.[2] There are also Friends' Churches at Nowgong, Bijawar and Gwhara.

It is affiliated to Evangelical Friends Church International[3] and Friends World Committee for Consultation.[1][7]


  1. ^ a b c Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) (April 2009). "List of Meetings". Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nixon, Eva Anna (1985). A Century of Planting: A history of the American Friends' mission in India. Newburg, OR, USA: Barclay Press. ISBN 0-913342-55-6. 
  3. ^ a b c Evangelical Friends Church International. "Evangelical Friends Church International: Asia". Evangelical Friends Church International. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  4. ^ a b c Arnett, Mary (2008). "A Brief History of Friends in India". Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Retrieved 2009-07-17. [dead link]
  5. ^ Sykes, Marjorie (November 1980). Quakers in India. UK: Routledge. ISBN 0-04-275003-2. 
  6. ^ a b Emmanuel Hospital Association. "Chhatarpur Christian Hospital". Emmanuel Hospital Association. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  7. ^ Friends World Committee for Consultation Asia and West Pacific Section. "FWCC Asia and West Pacific Section Affiliated Yearly Meetings and Groups". Friends World Committee for Consultation. Retrieved 2009-07-17.