C.S.I. St. Peter's Church, Rathinapuri

Timeline

In the Beginning

June 1, 1975

About 10 families who were member of C.S.I. Immanuel Church, Uppilipalayam gathered with fellow believers and formed the Coimbatore Distict Christian Welfare Association. The Prayers of this Association led to the formation of C.S.I. St. Peter’s Church.

First step

June 1, 1980

Christian Youth Fellowship was formed. Trustees who were primary members of this fellowship, took efforts and registered the present church premises in the name Diocese. This is the First Step of C.S.I. St. Peter’s Church.

Humble Beginning

January 1, 1984

Humble Beginning

Rev. Gunabalan inaugurated the Church Shed following the directions from Bishop to start Evening Services and to function as a ancillary of C.S.I. Immanuel Church, Uppilipalayam. In the self same day, Fr. Mani from Rathinapuri R.C. Church unvieled the nameboard.

Cornerstone for the First Church

June 1, 1986

Bishop. Thangamuthu prayed and laid the cornerstone for a Church to be built.

New Church Founded

June 1, 1987

New Church Founded

C.S.I. St. Peter’s Church was instituted as a separate self-satisfied Pastorate. Rev. Wilson Premkumar assumed the office as the New Presbyter and Chairman.

Rev. W. Samuel

June 1, 1990

Rev. W. Samuel

Rev. W. Samuelwho lead the construction of the Old Church building (present Parish Hall) took in-charge as the New Presbyter and Chairman.

Construction of Old Church

June 1, 1990

Under the Leadership of Rev.W.Samuel, it was decided to construct a New Church (present Parish Hall). So, a temporary shed was erected in the place of current Dining Hall and the construction for the Church Building (90 x 35 sq.ft structure) was started at an estimate of 10 Lakhs. A Borewell for Church’s Water consumption was also set inplace.

Rev. Jayaseelan

June 1, 1994

Rev. Jayaseelan

Rev. Jayaseelan took in-charge as the New Presbyter and Chairman.

Church Dedication

September 4, 1994

Church Dedication

The New Church(current Parish Hall) was dedicated on 04th September 1994, which was constructed at a cost of 10 Lakhs in a span of 4 years. The Rt. Rev. Tindan M.A., B.D., Diocesan General Secretary G. Koshi, Diocesan Treasurer Fredric Williams, and Bishop in Coimbatore Rt. Rev. William Moses graced the Ceremony.

Rev. George Stephen

June 1, 1998

Rev. George Stephen

Rev. George Stephen took in-charge as the New Presbyter and Chairman.

Church Growth

June 1, 1998

By the Grace of God, the Church was overflowing with people, so It was decided to conduct two Services, One at 07:00 AM and one at 08:30 AM on all Sundays.

Rev. Andrew Mathuram

January 1, 2002

Rev. Andrew Mathuram

Rev. Andrew Mathuram took in-charge as the New Presbyter and Chairman.

Dr. Rev. Franklin Jothi

February 19, 2005

Dr. Rev. Franklin Jothi

Dr. Rev. Franklin Jothi took in-charge as the New Presbyter and Chairman.

Infrastructure Developments

January 1, 2009

A Land worth 16 Lakhs covering an area of 70 Cents was bought at the area of Milekal near Madukkarai for the purpose of Burial Ground. A Generator worth 3 Lakhs was installed to provide back-up power during Church Service.

Cornerstone Laying for Portico

May 15, 2011

Cornerstone Laying Ceremony for the construction of Portico annexing the Old Church (present Parish Hall) and Dining Hall over a area of 4000 sq.ft.

Mupperum Vizha

December 18, 2011

Mupperum Vizha

Rev. S. Prince Calvin B.A., B.D., M.Th., took in-charge of as the new Presbyter and Chairman.

New Church Dedication

December 13, 2014

New Church Dedication

The Rt. Rev. Timothy Ravinder, B.Sc., B.D.,ZD., dedicated the New Church and Presbyter’s house on 13th December 2014 (saturday), which was constructed on a budget of 3 Crore in a span of 2 years, purely by God’s Grace.

Construction of Dining Hall

June 1, 2015

Construction of Dining Hall

Construction of a Dining Hall(instantiated as Parish Hall) annexing the Old Church(Present Parish Hall) was inaugurated by the year 1998. Rt. Rev. William Moses consecreated the New Dining Hall on January 2000 which was constructed at a cost of 10 Lakhs.

Rev. S. Prince Calvin B.A., B.D., M.Th.,

June 1, 2015

Rev. S. Prince Calvin B.A., B.D., M.Th.,

Rev. S. Prince Calvin B.A., B.D., M.Th., took in-charge of as the new Presbyter and Chairman.

Rev. I. Alaguraj B.D.,

June 1, 2015

Rev. I. Alaguraj B.D.,

Rev. I. Alaguraj B.D., took in-charge as the New Presbyter and Chairman.

Rev. Nathaniel Jayaraj

June 1, 2015

Rev. Nathaniel Jayaraj

Rev. Nathaniel Jayaraj took in-charge as the New Presbyter and Chairman.

Construction of Bell Tower

June 1, 2015

Construction of Bell Tower

Rt. Rev. Manickam Dorai consecreated the New Bell Tower that was constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 Lakhs.

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