Rt. Rev. George Cornelious T. has been consecrated as the new bishop of the Krishna-Godavari Diocese of the Church of South India. He is the seventh Bishop of the Diocese.

The consecration service was led by Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, the Moderator of the Church of South India, on 29th of May 2018 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Machilipatnam. The Deputy Moderator delivered the consecration sermon.

The Moderator then declared Rt. Rev. George Cornelious T. as a Bishop in the Church of God, in the name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The congregation responded with a loud ‘Amen’ and sang the doxology.

Then the newly consecrated Bishop was led to his Episcopal chair. The lay officers of the Diocese, representatives of the laity and representatives of the Deacons and Presbyters and women workers promised all due obedience to the new Bishop.


Rt. Rev. George Cornelious takes up the Episcopal calling after a dedicated ministry in the diocese for 20 years. The Bishop is fifty-seven years old; married to Mrs. Joshuva Kumari Dasari and blessed with one son; Dinesh Cornelious, and a daughter, Monica Cornelious. The Bishop started his ministry as the Bishop’s Secretary and served various parishes. He was the Director of Christian Education and of the Youth Department of the Diocese.

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