Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
2nd & 4th Sunday
In 1986, a few of the families hailing from Kerala, who were residing in Toronto, held a deep desire to have Church of South India worship services conducted in their mother tongue and liturgy. Their ardent desire set in motion a new Malayalam worship community in Canada. By God’s grace, the quest to find a worship place brought them to the chapel of the Wycliffe College; a dream come true! The very first service was held on the May 11, 1986. Reverend Thomas Ninan, an ordained Minister of the Diocese of Madhya Kerala, was the celebrant of that service.
Through humble beginnings consisting of monthly worship services, our pioneers were nonetheless able to experience the vocational power of God, who set apart His people as a church in the motivating influence of the Holy Spirit. Worship provides an atmosphere of reverence; it unites people and reminds them that they are one in Christ. The divine motivation by the Spirit of God compelled our people to insist on worship services every Sunday, and accordingly the weekly services were established.
Since its inception, the CSI Church, Toronto has seen ten Presbyters preside over the congregation, and has seen itself outgrow three shared worship facilities to one of its own. It has become a leading voice in the Kerala Christian community in Toronto, through various dynamic outreach ministries and evangelization programs.
The history of CSI Church Toronto is the history of a meaningful Christian life, of witnessing and of unity of the people of God. As an instrument in God’s mighty hands, the church has been utilized by Him for His divine purposes. We have been able to make ourselves examples of charisma, performance, and perfection in various levels of church life. The CSI is the fruit of unification, and it is called and set apart to be united and to unite people.