Diocese of Nandyal of the Church of South India

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Diocese of Nandyal
Location
Ecclesiastical province Church of South India
Information
Cathedral CSI Holy Cross Cathedral ,Nandyal
Current leadership
Bishop Eggoni Pushpa Lalitha

Nandyal Diocese is a diocese of Church of South India in Andrapradesh state of India. The diocese is one among the 22 dioceses of Church of South India in India.

History of the Diocese[edit]

The first missionaries who came to Nandyal were the Rev. Arthur Inman, and the Rev. Alfred Briton in the year 1881. These two missionaries were responsible to establish the SPG High School in 1884 and to build the Holy Cross Church in 1905 in Nandyal. These two missionaries who resided in Nandyal lived in tents and went about preaching the gospel in and around Nandyal in various villages and building churches. Their mode of travel in those days were bullock carts on most primitive roads or cart tracks. They learned the local language Telugu and traveled extensively beyond Nandyal to place like Kurnool, Giddalur, Kalasapad, Atmakur and Nandikotkur and planted Churches in the villages.[1] The Nandyal diocese was formed on 29 April 1963. This diocese was part of Church of North India during the time of formation. Nandyal diocese joined Church of South India on 6 July 1975. The cathedral church of the diocese is CSI Holy Cross Cathedral in Nandyal.

Bishops of the Diocese[edit]

  • The Rt. Rev. Ernest John
  • The Rt. Rev. P John
  • The Rt. Rev. Ryder Devapriam (1985-1992)
  • The Rt. Rev. G.T.Abraham (1994-2005)
  • The Rt. Rev. Papathoti Joseph Lawrence (2006 -2012)
  • The Rt. Rev. Eggoni Pushpa Lalitha (2013-till date)

Notable Churches under the Diocese[edit]

  • Holy Cross Cathedral, Nandyal, built and dedicated on 8 February 1905 during British rule.
  • C.S.I. Ascension Church, Nandyal Road, Kurnool
  • All Saints Church, Nandyal

Educational Institutions under the Diocese[edit]

  • SPG High School, Nandyal

The School was established in the year 1882.

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