The Jaffna Diocese is the Church of South India diocese for northern Sri Lanka.
We, the members of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India, affirm that this Church is a part of the One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We believe that the Church of South India is a gift of God to the people of India and Sri Lanka, formed out of the union of four different Church traditions – Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational – towards the fulfillment of the Lord’s prayer, “That they all may be one.”
As a united Church, the Church of South India is committed to the union of all who acknowledge the name of Christ.
The Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India is an autonomous Church, free from any control, legal or otherwise, of any Church or Society external to itself. It is our conviction that the destiny and character of our Church, the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India, are to be shaped by our obedience to the call of Jesus Christ as well as our determination to root the Church in the cultural and social realities of the Sri Lankan context. We are proud of the rich cultural and religious heritage of Sri Lanka and commit ourselves to sharing with our fellow citizens, through our life and work, God’s transforming act in Christ in a spirit of humility and openness.