Church of North India

The Church of North India, the dominant Protestant denomination in North India is a united Church established on 29th November, 1970. The merger which had been in discussions since 1929 came into effect by uniting the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Cylon (Anglican); the united Church of North India (Congregationalist and Presbyterian), the Baptist Church of North India (British Baptist), the Church of Brotheren on India (which withdrew in 2006), the Methodist Church (British and Australia conference) and the Disciples of Christ denominations.

Beliefs and Practices
The CNI is a Trinitarian church that draws from the tradition and heritage of its constituent denominations. The basic Creeds of the CNI are the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed of AD 381.

The Liturgy of the CNI is of particular interest as it combines many traditions. Provision is given for diverse liturgical practices and understanding of the divine revelation.

CNI Mission Statement
The Church of North India, as a united and unifying together unit, is committed to announce the Good News of the reign of God inaugurated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in proclamation and to demonstrate in action to restore the integrity of God’s creation through continuous struggle against the demonic power by breaking down the barriers of caste, class, gender, economic inequality and exploitation of the nature.


The circle in which the whole badge is enclosed is a symbol of eternity. Dominating the whole design is the Cross that stands for self-giving sacrifice; its golden colour indicates the God head suggesting victory.

The Cross is set against a background of red, the colour of the blood. It also indicates the Holy Spirit. The lotus behind the Cross is a symbol of purity. The set of chalice is in the inner circle reminding us of the Lord’s supper. It is placed at the centre of the badge to teach us that worship and sacraments are the centre of Christian living. Outer circle is inscribed with unity, witness and service which is the motto of CNI.

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