Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India

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For the Roman Catholic diocese, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Jaffna.
Diocese of Jaffna
Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India logo.gif
Location
Country Sri Lanka
Information
Denomination Anglicanism
Established 27 September 1947
Current leadership
Bishop of Jaffna Daniel Thiagarajah
Website
csijaffnadiocese.com

The Jaffna Diocese is the Church of South India diocese for northern Sri Lanka. The current bishop (known as the Bishop of Jaffna or the Bishop of the Church of South India in the Jaffna Diocese) is Dr Daniel Thiagarajah.

History[edit]

The Church of South India was established on 27 September 1947 as a union of the South India Provincial Synod of Methodist Church, the South India United Church (Congregational, Presbyterian and Reformed) and the southern dioceses of the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon (Anglican).[1][2] The Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India (JDCSI) was one of the 22 dioceses of the new church. The Rt. Rev Dr Sabapathy Kulendran was enthroned as the first Bishop of Jaffna on 10 October 1947.[3]

Bishops[edit]

# Bishop Took office Left office
1st S. Kulendran[4] 1947 1970
2nd D. J. Ambalavanar[5][6] 1971 1993
3rd S. Jebanesan[7][8] 1993 2005
4th Daniel Thiagarajah 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Church of South India. 
  2. ^ "Church of South India". World Council of Churches. 
  3. ^ "JDCSI: Reminiscent reflections of an 11-year old". Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India. 
  4. ^ Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. p. 88. 
  5. ^ Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. pp. 4–5. 
  6. ^ "Death of Bishop Ambalavanar". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 12 October 1997. 
  7. ^ Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. pp. 62–63. 
  8. ^ Thiruvarangan, Mahendran (5 April 2005). "Rev. Dr. S. Jebanesan - a versatile personality". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 

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