The Church of South India (South Kerala Diocese)
The London Missionary Society(L.M.S) now the Council for World Mission, commenced its work in South Travancore in1806. Vedamanickam Maharasan Desikar was the first Christian who invited William Tobias Ringeltauble the first Missionary to come in Travancore. He crossed into Aruvamozhi on April 25th 1806. The South India United Church(S.I.U.C) was formed on 25th July 1907 with nine member church denominations of which the South Travancore L.M.S Church was one. The South Travancore Church Council was constituted in 1921 with the Tamil and Malayalam churches put together. The Church of South India(C.S.I) was inaugurated on 27-09-1947 and the member churches adopted episcopacy as part of the church order.
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