CSI – History

CSI Malayalam Congregation, Adelaide


2018 marked the beginning of our third congregation with the establishing of the CSI Malayalam Congregation, Adelaide. This group consists of former members of the CSI Church, Adelaide that was established in May 2012. They have been worshipping at St Philip’s Church, Broadview since June 2016 and joined the Anglican Parish of Broadview and Enfield, on May 20, 2018. Prior to that they worshipped at St George’s Church, Alberton after using St Clement’s Church as their home between 2011 and 2013. Now based at St. Philip’s, they worship weekly in the Malayalam language that is spoken across the Indian state of Kerala.

About the CSI. The Church of South India (CSI) with its motto ‘that they all may be one and the world may believe that you have sent me’ was formed on September 27, 1947, by the organic union of the Methodist Church of South India, Anglican Dioceses in South India, Burma (Myanmar) and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and the South India United Church which was itself a union of the Congregational, Dutch Reformed and Scottish Presbyterian traditions in 1908 to which the Basel Malabar Mission containing some Lutherans was added in 1919. The Church of South India is a member church of the Anglican Communion.

A more detailed history and photographs from our 10th Anniversary were included in Issue 22 of the Parish Voice and can be accessed here.