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The Church of South India is the result of the union of churches of varying traditions--Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed--in the region. It was inaugurated in September 1947. It is actively involved in various missionary and charitable activities aimed at making it a reckonable force of social change. Karnataka Southern Diocese is one among the 21 dioceses of the Church of South India and it came into existence on the 1st May, 1970, on trifurcation of the then Mysore diocese.

It consists of the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Udupi, D.K., Kodagu, Mysore, Chamrajnagar, Mandya, Hassan and Chikmaglur Districts in Karnataka State; Kasaragod Dist in Kerala State; and Talavady Firkha of Periyar dist in Tamilanadu. It has got the background of the unity of the United Basel Mission Churches in South Kanara and Coorg Area; the Wesleyan Methodist Churches in Mysore & Hassan areas; and a few Anglican Churches. Amidst the different backgrounds, we are glad to express that unity has been established to a extent. Peaceful Pastorate level elections and elections at the Diocesan Council held hitherto those proved this unity.

Bishop Rt. Rev. Mohan Manoraj
Rt. Rev. Mohan Manoraj
(Bishop : CSI-KSD)


Name:                                                  REV. MOHAN MANORAJ

Date of Birth & Age:                        16.11.1954   & 60 years

Educational Qualifications:           B.A.  

                                                                M.A., Sociology by Mysore University    -    07.10.1981

Theological Qualifications:            B.D.   

                                                                M.Th., Social Analysis

Teacher’s Certificate:                     Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board, Bangalore

Deacon Ordination:                         27.07.1986

Presbyter Ordination:                    25.06.1989

Consecrated as Bishop:                 15-12-2014

In Diocesan Level:                            He served in Kodagu, Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar Districts for 28 years

                                                                Lecturer, Karnataka Theological College, Mangalore from 1995-1996

                                                                and Guest Lecturer since 1996

                                                                Served as Vice-President of Karnataka Southern Diocese from 2005-2007

                                                                Served as the Convener, Socio-Economic Concern Committee, KSD

In Synod Level:                                 Represented as Member, Synod Council and Synod Executive Committee from 2005-2007

                                                                Served as Regional Co-ordinator for Diaconal Ministry of CSI Synod


Experience in other activities:    Motivated unorganized agricultural labourers to start a Movement demanding high wages at Chittur, Andhra Pradesh.

                                                                Represented Karnataka in ‘Anti-Nuclear Protest Bicycle Jatha’ from Gujarat to Kerala.

                                                                Rev. Mohan Manoraj have an enormous experience in both Pastoral and academic fields.  He has rendered most of his service in the field of socio-economic concerns.  He has also gained sufficient leadership experience during his service in different churches and community development projects.

Family:                                                  Dr. (Mrs). Prema Sarojini (Lecturer, P.U. College, H.D. Kote, Mysore)

                                                                Children:  Mrs. Shalom Sannutha married to Mr. Mohan Kumar

                                                                                    Mr. Sundaresh Devapriyam married to Mrs. Shruthi Ranjani


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