History

Our Diocese

Our Patron

Our Bishop

Former Prelates

Office Bearers

Bishop's Circular

Bishop's Engagements

Home

a

Diocesan Commissions

a

Diocesan Associations

a

Deaneries

a

Seminary

a

Religious Houses

a

Parishes

a

Substations

a

Convents

a

Educational Institutions

a

Hostels, Boarding's, Orphanages

a

Hospitals & Dispensaries

a

Social Service Centers

a

Diocesan Priests

a

Religious Priests

a

Brothers

a

Sisters

a

Necrology

a

Statistics

a

House for Retired Priest's

a

Directory

a

Bishops of Karnataka

a

Photo Gallery

a

Useful Links

a

Contact Information

a

Enquiry Form

a

Home

our diocese :

 

The Diocese of Chikmagalur was erected on Nov. 16, 1963, by Pope Paul VI with territory taken from the Diocese of Mysore. Initially it covered the three districts of Chikmagalur, Hassan and Shimoga. Bishop Alphonsus Mathias served as the first Bishop of Chikmagalur. The district of Shimoga was detached in January, 1989, to form part of the newly erected Diocese of Shimoga.

Nestled at 3,400ft in the Sahyadri mountains, Chikmagalur is situated in the Western Ghats region, a major watershed in the southwestern part of Karnataka state. Typical of Ghat topography, the town offers vistas of mountains, streams, and coffee and pepper plantations. A number of rivers the Bhadra, Hemavathi, Tunga, Netravathi, Vedavathi originate in the hills surrounding the town. It was here that coffee was first cultivated in India, in 1670 by Baba Budan. The revered Muslim leader had brought coffee seeds from Yemen, and the Baba Budan mountain range to the north of the town is named after him. Later taken up by European planters, coffee production and trade has been Chikmagalur's main industry.


General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction:
    Diocese

  • Erected:
    16 November 1963

  • Metropolitan:
    Archdiocese of Bangalore

  • Rite:
    Latin (or Roman)

  • Country:
    India

  • Square Kilometers:
    14,015 (5,413 Square Miles)

  • Mailing Address:
    Bishop's Office, Jyothinagar, Chikmagalur - 577102, Karnataka, India
    Telephone: (08262)20.389

 

Past and Present Ordinaries

  • Bp. Alphonsus Mathias
    (16 Nov 1963 Appointed - 12 Sep 1986 Appointed, Archbishop of Bangalore)

  • Bp. John Baptist Sequeira
    (26 Jan 1987 Appointed - 2 Dec 2006 Retired)

  • Bp. Anthony Swamy Thomasappa
    (2 Dec 2006 Appointed - )

 

Historical Summary

Date

Event

From

To

16 November 1963

Erected

Diocese of Mysore

Diocese of Chikmagalur (erected)

14 November 1988

Territory Lost

Archdiocese of Bangalore 
Diocese of Chikmagalur

Diocese of Shimoga (erected)

Statistics

Y
e
a
r

C
a
t
h
o
l
i
c
s

T
o
t
a
l

 P
o
p
u
l
a
t
i
o
n

P
e
r
c
e
n
t
 C
a
t
h
o
l
i
c

D
i
o
c
e
s
a
n
 
P
r
i
e
s
t
s

R
e
l
i
g
i
o
u
s

P
r
i
e
s
t
s

T
o
t
a
l
 P
r
i
e
s
t
s

C
a
t
h
o
l
i
c
s
 
P
e
r
 P
r
i
e
s
t

M
a
l
e
 R
e
l
i
g
i
o
u
s

F
e
m
a
l
e
 
R
e
l
i
g
i
o
u
s

P
a
r
i
s
h
e
s

1969

33,000

3,034,000

1.1%

30

7

37

891

11

199

20

1980

49,500

3,410,000

1.5%

47

6

53

933

6

232

29

1990

35,153

2,268,783

1.5%

37

10

47

747

16

199

29

1999

38,873

2,627,691

1.5%

48

16

64

607

18

254

33

2000

38,185

2,632,625

1.5%

47

16

63

606

19

231

33

2001

39,631

2,685,277

1.5%

46

19

65

609

22

248

33

2002

39,431

2,860,423

1.4%

46

19

65

606

22

239

33

2003

39,159

2,860,423

1.4%

48

18

66

593

21

252

33

2004

36,306

2,901,428

1.3%

49

20

69

526

23

223

34

2006

36,819

3,014,000

1.2%

53

18

71

518

20

237

34

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

NEWS

News Archive

History | Our Diocese | Our Patron | Our Bishop | Former Prelates | Office Bearers | News Letter | Bishop's Circular | Bishop's Engagements | Diocesan Commissions
Diocesan Associations | Deaneries | Seminary | Religious Houses | Parishes | Substations | Convents | Educational Institutions | Hostels, Boarding's, Orphanages
Hospitals and Dispensaries | Social Service Centers | Diocesan Priests | Religious Priests | Brothers | Sisters | Necrology | Statistics |
House for Retired Priest's
 Directory | Bishops of Karnataka  | Photo Gallery  | Useful Links | Contact Information | Enquiry Form | Home

Courtesy : Commission for Social Communication, Diocese of Chikmagalur

2012 Chikmagalur Diocese. All rights reserved.

You are visitor No :

Powered by: Business Online Bangalore.