CSI Christ Church – Hosur is a Church in the Diocese of Karnataka under the Church of South India (CSI). The Church is placed in the centre of the city of Hosur and is a grand building with the steeple reaching the skies as if looking up to God in prayer for the city of Hosur and the whole world.
The entire Church Campus is filled with prayer and it is a ‘House of Prayer’ to all peoples. The Church is kept open from 6am to 8 pm to enable people seeking a comfort and silence could come and surrender them to God in a place so filled with prayer. To help the people seeking comfort and quietness to come and surrender to God in a place filled with prayer.The Congregation of the Church is a vibrant community of believers from all over India and there are some from abroad also.
The Church Community is also a community in mission. Being the mother church of the Diocese of Karnataka, the Church supports other congregations; especially participates in the life of rural congregations and ministries; and in the Diocesan institutions.
The Church has a unique place in History; the inauguration of the united Church of South India took place in the Church on 27th September, 1947. The Church therefore stands tall as a major landmark in Church union and ecumenism.
The Church of South India is the result of the union of churches of varying traditions Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed. It was inaugurated in September 1947, after protracted negotiation among the churches concerned. Organized into 22 dioceses, each under the spiritual supervision of a bishop, the church as a whole is governed by a synod, which elects a moderator (presiding bishop) every 2 years.
Episcopacy is thus combined with Synodical government, and the church explicitly recognizes that Episcopal, Presbyterian, and congregational elements are all necessary for the church’s life. The Scriptures are the ultimate standard of faith and practice. The historic creeds are accepted as interpreting the biblical faith, and the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are recognized as of binding obligation.