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CSI Zion Church – Chintadripet Chennai

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                 As per historian Muthiah, the church is the oldest church built by US missionaries in Chennai and also has the second oldest bell in the city. The church was built as a smaller one by Dr. John Scudder and Rev. Miron Winslow the American missionary returning from Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The church was sold to Church Mission Society of London in 1878 at Rs. 10,000. As per another account, the church was founded in 1734 by governor George Mortin Pith. He is believed to have settled 230 weaver families beside the Cooum river to produce cotton fabric. The church was reconstructed in 2003 at a cost of Rs 50 lakh