The diaspora community who hailed from CSI community gathered in Dubai and build a community worship 41 years back where limited scopes were available.
C.S.I. Parish, Dubai was formed on 2nd March 1975 by the Divine Providence of God Almighty, as initiated by certain loyal members of the Church of South India, with the kind permission of the local authorities and Rt. Rev. T. S. Joseph, then Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese. The valuable services of Late Rev. Philip Sturdy in the initial stages, has been a corner stone in the establishment of this Church under god’s grace and is fondly remembered. The official inauguration was held on 13th April 1975. The divine services were led by Late Rev. V.E. Mathai, Vicar of Kuwait Parish as authorized by Rt. Rev. T.S. Joseph.
From its inception as a parish in Dubai, the Church grew as catalyst providing the spiritual needs with bilingual services in Abu Dhabi, AI Ain, Sharjah, Ras AI Khaimah and Fujairah. As of today we are blessed to have worship community in various emirates and have three full time priests serving them. The members hail from all six dioceses in Kerala. The C.S.I. Parish Dubai now prides itself as one of the pioneering Churches in C.S.I. by the abundant grace bestowed.