Rev. Dr. D. Chandrasekaran takes over as the Sixth bishop of the Trichy-Tanjore Diocese of the Church of South India. The Moderator of Church of South India, Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, consecrated the Revd. Dr. D. Chandrasekaran as the bishop of the Trichy-Tanjore Diocese of the Church of South India on 28 th of May 2018 at St. Luke’s Church, Bishop Heber College in Trichy. He is the sixth Bishop of the Diocese. Bishop M. Joseph, Bishop of Diocese of Madurai Ramnad delivered the consecration sermon. People from various walks of life, the missionaries, and heads of institutions, representatives from theological colleges, members of the neighboring dioceses, and leaders and members of other denominations witnessed the consecration service.

Dr Chandrasekaran is married to K. Rosalind and both are blessed with two sons. The new bishop takes up this important calling after a dedicated ministry in the diocese for 32 years. Heis known for his pioneering missionary work in Pachamalai Tribal Mission, Salem District. He has his doctorate from the Tamil University, Thanjavur.

The New bishop stated that “his primary ambition would be to safeguard all properties under the diocese and transforming CSI Mission hospital in Trichy to a Multi specialty hospital with quality healthcare that could be affordable to the marginalized community.