church of south india
Christian denomination formed in 1947 by merger of part of the Anglican Church of India, Burma (Myanmar), and Ceylon (Sri Lanka); the South India province of Methodism; and the South India United Church, itself a 1908 merger of Presbyterian, Dutch Reformed, and Congregationalist groups. Other, smaller groups joined later. In the early 21st century, membership was about 3.8 million with approximately 14,000 congregations and 21 dioceses. The church has congregations in North America as well.
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