Bishop Moore Vidyapith Cherthala

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Bishop Moore Vidyapith Cherthala
Bishop Moore Vidyapith Cherthala is located in Kerala
Bishop Moore Vidyapith Cherthala
Bishop Moore Vidyapith Cherthala is located in India
Bishop Moore Vidyapith Cherthala
Coordinates9°42′39″N 76°19′03″E / 9.7109°N 76.3175°E / 9.7109; 76.3175Coordinates: 9°42′39″N 76°19′03″E / 9.7109°N 76.3175°E / 9.7109; 76.3175
TypePrivate Anglican
MottoThe Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom
Established2001; 18 years ago (2001)
School boardCentral Board of Secondary Education
PrincipalMr. John Bose (vice principal: Mrs. Asha Kurup)
Medium of languageEnglish
Houses     Shamrock

Bishop Moore Vidyapith, Cherthala is a CBSE school run by the Church of South India (CSI) Diocese of Madhya Kerala, established in 2001. The school has a student strength of over 2000 pupils and about 100 staff (teaching and non-teaching).

The school is one among the many institutions that are set by his name including those in Mavelikara and Kayamkulam.


Rt. Rev. Edward Alfred Lingingstone Moore was born in England in 1870 took his M.A. from Oxford University and became a missionary of the Church Missionary Society in India. At the age of 33 he was appointed as the principal of the CMS College Kottayam. In 1925, he was ordained as the 4th Bishop of the Diocese of Travancore-Cochin and took charge of the Diocese at Kottayam in the same year. As a Bishop he was determined to put an end to the demon of the caste system.

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  • The school has been established and is managed by the Diocese of Madhya Kerala of the Church of South India.
  • Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, the Bishop of the Diocese is the Chairman of the School Governing Council.
  • Prof. Jose Paikad, the Corporate Manager of the Self Financing Schools of CSI Diocese of Madhya Kerala, is the Manager of the school.
  • Rev. Jiji Joseph, a presbyter of CSI, is the Bursar and Local Manager of the school.
  • The School Governing Council consists of the Diocesan Officials, Corporate Manager, Bursar, and other members of the Diocese.
  • Other than the Cherthala Bishop Moore Vidyapith, the Diocese runs around 400 Aided and Unaided schools.

The Church of South India inherits a tradition from the CMS Missionaries who pioneered English education in the state and opened the portals of its educational centers to the women and other marginalised sections of the society.

Bishop Thomas K. Oommen


  • Rev. George Mathew (2004-2008)
  • Rev. Mathews P. Oommen (2008-2010)
  • Rev. Jacob Johnson (2010-2014)
  • Rev. Alex P. Oommen (2014-2018)
  • Rev. Jiji Joseph (2018- till date)


The Church of South India is the result of the union of churches of varying traditions Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed—in that area. It was inaugurated in September 1947.

Being the largest Protestant church in India, the CSI celebrates its life with Indian culture and spirituality and raises its voice for the voiceless on matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. It shares the love of Jesus Christ with the people of India through proclamation of the good news of Jesus; responding to human need through institutional and emergency relief work; through community development projects and skill training programmes for the marginalized and disadvantaged sections of the people and programmes for the integrity of creation.


The Anglican Diocese of Travancore & Cochin, which had been in existence since 1879, came to be known as the Diocese of Central Travancore on the formation of the CSI on 27 September 1947. Subsequently, it was renamed the Diocese of Madhya Kerala.


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