Church of Pakistan
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|Church of Pakistan|
|Moderator||The Most Revd Samuel Robert Azariah|
World Council of Churches,
World Communion of Reformed Churches,
Christian Conference of Asia
|Merge of||Anglicans and other Protestants including Methodists, Presbyterians and Lutherans|
Establishment of the church
It was established in 1970 with a union of Anglicans, Scottish Presbyterians (Church of Scotland), United Methodists, and Lutherans. It is the only united church in the South Asia which involves the Lutheran Church. Though united, it is mainly Anglican in theology and outlook, since from the beginning Anglicans formed the bulk of the 800,000 strong membership and most of the important sees.
List of dioceses
- Sialkot, a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Today, the whole Church of Pakistan is listed on the members of the WCRC website. The Sialkot Diocese has more than 40,400 members in 45 congregations and 28 house fellowships. It adheres to the Apostles Creed, Heidelberg Catechism, Westminster Catechism and Nicene Creed.
- Linda Greene, World Methodist Council. Handbook of Information 2002-2006, Biltmore Press, Asheville (NC) 2002
- The Anglican Communion Official Website: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/tour/province.cfm?ID=P