Church of Pakistan
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|Church of Pakistan|
|Associations||Anglican Communion, World Council of Churches, World Communion of Reformed Churches,
Christian Conference of Asia
|Merger of||Anglicans, 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 South Asia which involves Lutherans. Though united, it is mainly Anglican in theology and outlook, since Anglicans form the bulk of the 800,000 strong membership and most of the important episcopal sees.
List of dioceses
- Faisalabad (Bishop: John Samuel)
- Hyderabad (Bishop: Kaleem John]
- Karachi (Bishop: Sadiq Daniel)
- Lahore (Bishop: Irfan Jamil)
- Multan (Bishop: Leo Roderick Paul)
- Peshawar (Bishop: Humphrey Peters)
- Raiwind (Bishop: Samuel Azariah)
- Sialkot (Bishop: Alwin John Samuel)
The Diocese of Sialkot is a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Today, the whole Church of Pakistan is listed as a member on 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 Shorter Catechism and Nicene Creed.
Relation with the Anglican realignment
The Church of Pakistan is a member of the Global South. Moderator and Primate Humphrey Peters is a supporter of the Anglican realignment, and he attended the Anglican Church in North America meeting of the College of Bishops, in Orlando, Florida, at 6-10 January 2014.
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- Communiqué from the College of Bishops, January 2014, ACNA Official Website
- 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