Anglican Church of India & Property

It is for your information that the Anglican Church of India, formerly known as the Church of England in India is autonomous Church and statutory body formed by the Acts of Parliament. It had a large jurisdiction to follow the same Constitution, Canons and rules and called the "Anglican Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon (C.I.P.B.C.). The Anglican Church of India under the leadership of the Most Reverend Samuel P. Prakash, Metropolitan of India, is affiliated to the Worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion. The basic and fundamental Faith followed by:-

  • The Constitution, Canons and Rules (CCR)
  • The Holy Bible
  • The Book of Common Prayer

    After the formation of Spiritual Union in 1970, most congregations were against to this Church Union and continued the Anglican Faith and practice. On the same fundamentals as above. The most Rev. Samuel P. Prakash is elected Acting Primate of the Worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion and consecrated two Bishops in England as Chief Consecrator.

    The Anglican Church of India reserves right and authority as valid and constitutional Apostolic Succession make Bishops till they faithfully serve the Anglican Church. The Anglican Church of India has removed the following priests and Bishops from the Anglican Church due to their unauthentic and unconstitutional activities. They have sold most of the consecrated prime land of Anglican Church. They are no more now Anglican Priests or Bishops. They have now no right and authority to deal with the Anglican Church properties. They are as follows:-

    Name Removed on
    1. John Augustine 15th May 1997
    2. Gabriel Buxla 5th April 2008
    3. Johnson T. John 3rd February 2004
    4. Santosh Sagar 15th December 2004
    5. Samuel T. Ponniah 17th November 2011
    6. Patick Hosea 17th November 2011
    7. Rockas Sandhu 22nd January 2013

    The above persons are not Anglican Bishops, nor have the authority to sell properties.

    The Most Rev. Samuel P. Prakash
    Metropolitan, Anglican Church of India

    ACI PROPERTY (hindi)

    Reality Of Most Rev. John Augustine
    So called Metropolitan

    Reality Of
    So Called Church of India (Anglican) (C.I.P.B.C) -
    (A Registered Society)
    The Church of India (CIPBC) (formerly the Church of England in India) is the original Anglican Church in India. The Anglican presence in India dates back four hundred years ago to 1600, when Queen Elizabeth I, was still on the throne of England. From that time until within living memory British Chaplains and missionaries arrived in ever increasing number, and were territory included not only India the first to minister to the expatriate British community and later to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Indian people themselves.

    For the next ninety years that is until 1927 the Church of India was a Province of the Church of England, under the authority of the Crown and the British Parliament. Arising from the enactment of the Indian Church Measure, 1927 and the Indian Church Act, 1927 for the dissolution of its legal connection with the Church of England, the Church of India, Burma and Ceylon formed the ecclesiastical Province. It was the time it governed by its own very comprehensive “Constitution, Canons and Rules are binding on all members of the Anglican Church of India, that is all the clergy and lay people as well. It was the Government Church under Ecclesiastical department and Crown was the trustee of the Anglican Church.    more...

    Archbishop Samuel P. Prakash
    The Acting Primate of The Traditional Anglican Communion
    The Metropolitan Anglican Church of India

    Archbishop John Hepworth
    Ex Primate
    Traditional Anglican Communion

    Supreme Court of India gave landmark judgement on 30.09.13 in SLP 16575-16576 of 2012. CNI lost case of property management and control of all the Trusts and societies of all churches in CNI. Authority of CNI Bishops on properties lost permanently.

    The Union between The American Episcopal Church (AEC) and Anglican Catholic Church (ACC) was decided by the Bishops of Anglican Catholic Church(ACC) under the Chairmanship of the Most Rev. Louis W. Falk.     more...

    Legal Observations
    The book of "The Constitution, Canons and Rules (CCR)" is available in the office of the Metropolitan at St. Peter's House, Vikasnagar, Dehradun-248198.
    Cost Rs.300/- per book. Limited stock.

    Official Statements
    1. Archbishop John Hepworth's Announcement (from the messenger journal)  more...

    2. Vatican Announcement  more...

    3. Joint Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster  more...