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Originally the name diocese  is derived from the Greek term διοίκησις, meaning “administration”, Diocese comes under the supervision of a bishop. A diocese is divided into centers and centers are divided into parishes. St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India is divided into seven dioceses for the sake of effective administration.

1. East kerala Diocese

The 23rd Prathinidhi Sabha which held on 23rd April ,2010 decided to divide East-West Diocese into two for the sake of promoting more spiritual growth and efficient administration. As per the decision of Prathinidhi Sabha, East Kerala diocese came into existence along with West Kerala Diocese. Under the gifted leadership of Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Abraham the diocese began to function formally on 14th April, 2011. He served as the Bishop of East kerala Diocese till December,2013. Bishop Most Rev. Dr. C. V. Mathew is in charge of the diocese from January,2014 onwards.

The Diocese of East Kerala is spread in three districts, namely, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and Idukki. There are fourty seven parishes organized into seven centers, namely Ranni, Konni, Kumplampoika, omalloor, Ayroor-kozhencherry, kottayam and vandenmedu. The Diocese of East Kerala is also blessed with the leadership of diocesan bishop, service of the presbyters,evangelists,sevinis and the deep-rooted evangelical faith of the laity.

Major Activities

Yearly Common Worship (on a 5th Sunday)
Workers Conference
One Day Conference
Mission Tour
Medical Camps
Construction of Diocese Headquarters
Diocesan Day
Prayer Group

Office Bearers

President : Most. Rev. Dr. C. V. Mathew

Vice- President : Rev. Jacob George

Secretary : Rev. Sam Mathew

Treasurer : Mr. Thomas Varghese

Accountant : Mr. K. T. Philip

Council Members

Rev. Shaji Philip
Mr. Rajan Mathews,Kakkudumon
Mr. Babu Abraham, Kadavupuzha
Mr. Oommen K. Samuel,Pazhavangadikkara
Mr. Mr. Pramod Abraham, Ayroor
Mr. Titus Ninan Kuzhikkala
Mr. P. T. Samkutty, Attachakkal
Mr. P. J. ThomasKutty, Kummannoor
Mr. Philip Eapen, Vazhoor
Mrs. Sosamma Varghese, Puthukkulam
Mrs. Teny Moncy, Mundackal
Invitees (Sabha Council Members from East Kerala)
Rev. Dr. V. V. George
Rev. Mathews Abraham P.
Rev. John V. John
Mr. P. S. David
Mr. Saji T. Joseph
Mr. Thomas Mathew
Mrs. Mary Mathew
Mrs. Tojamma Thomas

CENTRES

AYROOR-KOZHENCHERRY  CENTRE

KONNI CENTRE

KOTTAYAM CENTRE

KUMBALAMPOIKA CENTRE

OMALLOOR CENTRE

VANDENMEDU CENTRE

RANNI CENTRE

2. West Kerala Diocese

Office Bearers

Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Abraham – President

Rev. M.G Abraham, Thuruthikkad – Vice President

Rev. Kurian Sam Varghese, Kaipatta Mallapally – Secretary

Mr. C K. Abraham, Thalavady Nedumpram – Treasurer

Mr. P. S. Abraham, Thuruthikkad – Accountant

Diocesan Council Members

Rev. Dr. Abraham Chacko, Thuruthikkad

Rev. Mathew Philip, Chengannur

Mr. John Mathew, Umayattukara Prayar

Mr. C. V. Varghese, Othera

Mr. K. C. Jacob, Vettiyar Zion

Mr. Shaji C. Koshy, Vettiyar South

Mr. Sanu Baiju, Koorthamala

Mr. Eby Mathew, Thalavady Nedumpram

Mr. Biju Daniel, Alappuzha

Mr. A. G. George, Amallor Thiruvalla

Mrs. Lisy Jacob, Koorthamala

Mrs. Joice Sam Kurien, Kaipatta Mallapally

Invities (Sabha Council Members)

Mt. Rev. Dr. C.V. Mathew

Mr. P. K. Cherian

Rev. Mathews Abraham

Rev. Thomas Thottathil

Mr Binu Chiramel

Mr. George Thomas

Mr. Mathews Abraham

Adv. Moncy V. Edett

Mr. A. G. Varghese

CENTRES

Chegannoor Center

Kumbanad Center

Mallappally Center

Mavelikkara Center

Niranam Center

Tiruvalla Center

3. South Kerala Diocese

Office Bearers

Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Abraham – President

Very. Rev. C.K. Jacob – Vice President

Rev. Abraham George – Secretary

Mr. Johnson K. Mathew, Trikannamangal – Treasurer

Mr. G. Samavelkutty, Thuruthikara- Accountant

Diocesan Council Members

Rev. John Mathew, Nandhankod

Rev. K. Georgekutty, Mukathala

Rev. P. M. Joji, Thuruthikara

Mr. T. Ponnayan, Kovilloor

Mr. P. O. Thomas, Mukathala

Mr.K.P Philip, Karikkom

Mr.Babu C. Varghese, Kesavadasapuram

Mr. Sabeesh George, Thalachira

Mr.George Samuel, Thuvayoor

Mr. K. James, Thuruthikara

Mr. Joseph Mathai, Kulakkada

Mr. Jacob John, Valakom

Mr. Y. John, Kollam

Evg. Stanly John, Parakonam

Mrs. Lovely Roji, Placherry

Mrs. Minimol Johnson, Placherry

Invities (Sabha Council Members)

Mr. C. O. John, Trikannamangal

Mr. Aby K. Mathew, Trikannamangal

Mr. Babuji K G, Parakonam

Evg. Kristhudas, Chempoor

Centers

Kadambanad Center

Kottarakkara Center

Thevalakkara Center

Trivandrum Center

4. North Kerala Diocese

Office Bearers

Mt. Rev. Dr. C.V. Mathew – President

Rev. K.P. Thankachan – Vice President

Rev. C.P Markose – Secretary

Mr. D. Manikunju – Treasurer

Mr. Paul K. Cherian – Accountant

Diocesan Council Members

Mr. Varughese Cherian

Mr. A.G. Paulose

Mr. Kurian T. Paul

Mr. N.J. George

Mr. Sunny Varkey

Mr. Laiju Abraham

Mr. P.M. Abraham

Mr.Liju Kuriachan

Rev. A.J. Jose

Mr.A I. Paulose

Mr. P.S Philip

Mrs. Gracy Shaji

Invitees (Sabha council members)

Dr. P.P. Thomas

Mr. A. C. Mammachen

Mr. K. P. Cherian

Mr. Eby Thomas

Mr. Regi V. Mathew

Mr. Mathai, K.Y.,

Mr. A. G. Poulose

Rev. Biju Thomas

Rev R. P. Babu

Centers

High Range Center

Keezhillom Center

Nilambur Center

Thrissur-Palakkad Center

5. Bhahya Kerala Diocese

Office Bearers

Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Abraham – President

Rev Dr. Augustine Koshy – Vice President

Rev. Samuel Mathew – Secretary

Mr. M. Johnson – Treasurer

Mr Joji Jacob – Accountant

Diocesan Council Members

Mr. K. O. John, Bangalore

Adv. Shaji Abraham, Jadkal

Rev. Jerish Varghese, Hindi Belt Mission

Mr . Anik George, Bhilai

Rev. Sunil John, Vyara Gujarat

Dr. Aby Alexander, Chennai

Dr. T M. Varghese, Bhandup

Mr. C C. Philip, JMBC

Invities (Sabha Council Members)

Mr.Joesam John Zachariah

Mr.Johnsen Varughese

Mr.Abraham Zachariah

Mr.George Jacob

Centers

Ahamedabad Center

Bangalore Center

Bhilai Center

Bhopal Center

Bombay Center

Kolkatta Center

Madras Center

New Delhi Center

Palani Center

Secunderabad Center

South Canara Center

6. Gulf – Singapore Diocese

Office Bearers

Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Abraham – President

Rev. Anil T. Mathew – Vice President

Mr. Bejoy Chandi – Secretary

Mr. John K. Mathew – Treasurer & Accountant

Diocesan Council Members

Rev. Joshy M. Jacob, Dubai

Mr. Vinod Jacob, Abu Dhabi

Mr. Jose K. John, Bahrain

Mr. Biju Mathew, Doha

Mr. Denny Mathai, Muscat

Mr.N Rexy Cherian, Kuwait

Mr. Koshy P. Mathew, RAK

Invities (Sabha Council Members)

Mr.M.C. John

7. North America And Europe Diocese

Office Bearers

Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Abraham – President

Rev. Ninan Zachariah – Vice President

Rev. Reji Paul – Secretary

Mr. Mathew C. Paul – Treasurer

Mr. Cherian Daniel – Accountant

Diocesan Council Members

Georgekutty Scariah

Rev. Jacob Chacko

Mrs. Jessy Philip

Rev. Jacob Yohannan

Invities (Sabha Council Members)

Mr.Cherian Daniel