CSI Immanuel Church is one of the famous churches in Ernakulam. The churches in Ernakulam rank high among the prominent churches in Kerala. Nestled on the banks of Lake Vembanad, Ernakulam is a place dotted with several amazing spots of interest worth visiting on your Kerala Tour.
CSI Immanuel Church is the oldest Anglican Church in Ernakulam, with a congregation that is nearly hundred years old. One of the most centrally located churches in Ernakulam, CSI Immanuel Church is thronged by hordes of worshippers round the year.
Presently under the North Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India, CSI Immanuel Church was established 99 years ago under the Diocese of Travancore-Cochin. Rev. J.H. Bishop built the church as a memorial for two well-known missionaries, Rev. E.B. Russel and Rev. A.B. Sealy. While the former served the Church of England in Travancore-Cochin during 1897-99, the latter was the first Principal of Maharaja's College, Ernakulam and the Director of Education, Kochi state. Accordingly, the church was called as Russel Sealy Memorial Church. A brass plaque was built in the chancel wall of the church as a tribute to these distinguished missionaries.
Every week prayer meetings are held at CSI Immanuel Church where as a group the members of the church pray for the special requirements of those who need the guidance and support of the Almighty.