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
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 nearby 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". Archived from the original on 2009-07-08. 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. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  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. Archived from the original on 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2009-07-17.