The Head of the Anglican Church of India [ Church of England in India ] was the
Bishop of Calcutta. His Title was Metropolitan In 1947 this ceased to Exist as
the main stream of Anglican Churches joined the Church Unions of South and North
India [ present CSI and CNI ]. They call their Heads as Moderator. But when the
ACI formed its Synod in 1990 , it decided to bring back the Title of
Metropolitan Most Rev. Dr.
Dr. Vattappara began his public
life as a College Students Union Chairman in Kottayam. Served as
Telecommunication Engineer in Bombay and Northern India. He resigned his job and
entered the ministry of the Lord in 1971.
He was consecrated as Bishop of
the Diocese of Travancore and Cochin in 1982 and became the Adjutor Bishop in
1987. He was selected as the First Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of India
in 1990 and serves also as a Vice President of International Council of
Christian Churches (ICCC).
He has visited several
countries including the United States and South Korea. In Christianity banned
Libya, while visiting his wife in 1987, Dr. Vattappara formed ?The
Interdenominational Christian Fellowship? which still remains as the only
Christian movement in that country.
Dr. Vattappara served as the
Editor of Malayalam Christian publications such as ?Griha Deepam? and ?Christian
Beacon?. He has written and published several books including ?He that guides in
to All Truth?, ?Gathereth not with Jesus, Scattereth?, ?The End is not at once?,
?Lo Here or There?, ?My Kingdom is not of this World?, ?The Anglican Church
History, ?John the Baptist ? A type of Antichrist? ? A Complete Study on
His wife Dr. Rajamma John MD
retired as the Head of the Department of Gynaecology at the Government Medical
College at Kottayam, Kerala.
His son Rev. Stephen J
Vattappara serves as the International Secretary of ACI and lives in USA with
his wife Nicey Stephen.
His daughter Dr. Annie George is
a Dentist in California, USA and is settled in California with her husband Siju
George with their daughter Ir