Diocese of Lucknow (Church of North India)

The Diocese of Lucknow is a diocese of the Church of North India, headquartered in the city of Allahabad. The jurisdiction of the diocese mainly covers the Eastern side of Uttar Pradesh.[1]

Diocese of Lucknow
TerritoryEastern Uttar Pradesh
DeaneriesLucknow, Jhansi, Allahabad, Lakhimpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Saharanpur
Schools40+ schools
DenominationChurch of North India
CathedralAll Saints Cathedral
Patron saintAll canonized Saints before English Reformation
LanguageEnglish, Hindi
Current leadership
BishopRt. Rev. Manoj Charan


The diocese of Lucknow was established in 1893 by carving it out from the Diocese of Calcutta. The diocese was given the name of Lucknow although the mother Cathedral, All Saints Cathedral and diocesan headquarters stayed in Allahabad. It was because Allahabad was situated within the legally defined territories of the diocese of Calcutta.[2] It is the biggest Diocese in Uttar Pradesh and one of the oldest dioceses in north India.


The Bishop of Lucknow was the Ordinary of the Anglican Diocese of Lucknow from its inception in 1893 until the foundation of the Church in India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon in 1927 and its consequent merger with other Protestant Churches to form the Church of North India in 1970; and since then head of one of the united church's biggest dioceses.

Church of North India

  • Late Rt. Rev. Lord Joseph Amritanand 1962–1970
  • Late Most Rev. Lord Deen Dayal 1970–1976
  • Late Rt. Rev. Raja Yousef
  • Rt. Rev. Anil R. Stephen
  • Rt. Rev. Morris Edgar Dan – defrocked in 2013
  • Late Rt. Rev. Dr. Colin Christopher Theodore – Moderator's Episcopal Commissary
  • Rev. Daniel Subhan – Moderator's Commissary
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Baldev – Sent on long leave w.e.f. June, 2022
  • Rt. Rev. Manoj Charan - Moderator's Episcopal Commissary - present


  1. ^ "Diocese of Lucknow, The Church Of North India" (PDF). Cnisynod.org. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ "A History of the Church of England in India, by Eyre Chatterton (1924)". Anglicanhistory.org. 6 November 1910. Retrieved 13 February 2016.

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