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.
About this Congregation. CSI Malayalam Congregation, Adelaide, consists of former members of the CSI Church, Adelaide that was established in May 2012. We have been worshipping at the St Philip’s Church, Broadview since June 2016 and joined the Anglican Parish of Broadview and Enfield, on May 20, 2018. Prior to that we were worshipping at St George’s Church, Alberton and St Clement’s Church, Enfield.
Our Worship and Programmes. Our worship is at 4.00 p.m. on Sundays at St Philip’s Church, Broadview – and we have a well-integrated Christian education programme (Sunday School) for children.
Familiarising with Malayalam songs for worship, Malayalam language lessons for children, Women’s Fellowship, Harvest Thanksgiving Festival, Carol Rounds, Carol Night, Movie Night, Combined Worships with St Clement’s and St Philip’s Congregations with curry lunch, and the Church Day celebrations are the other programmes we currently have. We seek to grow in Christian maturity through worship and fellowship and reach out to the wider community with the love of God that we have known in Jesus.
Our Presbyter. Rev Dr Santhosh S Kumar, the Parish Priest of Broadview and Enfield, is our Presbyter. He was ordained in the CSI in 1992 and has been teaching at the United Theological College, Bangalore, since 1994 before taking up this assignment.
The CSI Malayalam Congregation can be connected through their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/csimalayalamcongregationadelaide/