Church of India (CIPBC) Is The Anglican Church of India (CIPBC) Because The name above has been adopted in accordance to the decision of the "General Council" of the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon.
At the time of the General Council of 1984 it was decided to Add word 'Anglican' to the Church of India (CIPBC) to differentiate from other Churches of India like Roman Catholic Church of India or Methodist or Baptist or Pentecostal Church of India, thus Church of India (CIPBC) is the Anglican Church of India.
The Most Rev. Samuel Peter Prakash is The Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of India (CIPBC) since 1984 succeeding the Acting Metropolitan Archbishop Louis W. Falk and Archbishop Falk succeeded The Most Rev. J.S. Thakore and Thakore succeeding The Most Rev. Lac desa D'Mel and D,Mel succeded the Most Rev. Mukherji then Metropolitan of the Province of the Church of India CIPBC, since 1998, the Archbishop Samuel P. Prakash is The Metropolitan of Anglican Church of India.
1. The Most Rev. Samuel Peter Prakash is Metropolitan/ Chairman of The General Council.
2. The Most Rev. Samuel Peter Prakash is The President/Chairman and the Metropolitan.
3. Diocesan Council: Diocesan Bishops are the Chairman/President of the Diocesan Council.
4. Parish Council: - Parish Priest is The Chairman/President Parish.
The Continuing Anglican Members Who kept the CIPBC Alive
The Anglican Church of India under the Ecclesiastical Province of the Church of India, Pakistan and Ceylon as per decision of the General Council held on 2nd to 4th January 1970, under the Chairmanship of the Most Rev. Lac Desa De Mel at Calcutta.
Many Anglicans had opposed the Church Union and did not follow its principles. The leaders who led the revival of the Anglican Church of India were staunch members of the Anglican Church. Some of the senior most The leaders of congregations were Andrew Prakash, E.D. Theophilus, Samuel P. Prakash, Robinson Paul, R.B. James, C.T. Gideon, Rev. E.J. Gideon, Ghulam Masih, Anderson Frank, Daniel Masih and some Anglican Priests were Rev. Jai Singh Thakore, Rev. John A. Prakash, Rev. Stanly Hague, and Rev. C.L. Prasad who had taken pre-matured retirement from their services and continued as Anglican Priests to serve Anglican congregations. They are heroes of the Anglican revival in India and continued the succession of the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon till now.
Archbishop Samuel P. Prakash
The Acting Primate of The Traditional Anglican Communion
The Metropolitan Anglican Church of India
Archbishop John Hepworth
Traditional Anglican Communion
The Union between The American Episcopal Church (AEC) and Anglican Catholic Church (ACC) was decided by the Bishops of Anglican Catholic Church(ACC) under the Chairmanship of the Most Rev. Louis W. Falk.
Accepting applications for Church volunteers (background check would be done if eligible to work)
The book of "The Constitution, Canons and Rules (CCR)"
is available in the office of the Metropolitan at St. Peter's House, Vikasnagar, Dehradun-248198.
Cost Rs.300/- per book. Limited stock.
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