As there was substantial growth in the membership of the CSI Immanuel Church, Broadway, Ernakulam, during the Eighties and Nineties it was felt necessary to form new congregations located at convenientplaces in the city of Ernakulam or its outskirts. As a result, the Christ Church at Elamkulam came into being in December,1991.
However, as the membership of the Mother Church was still growing, a second bifurcation of the Church was found extremely essential to handle the situation. In view of that,efforts were put in to identify a suitable land for the construction of a new Church and the land was located at Kakkanad. Construction of the new Church was taken up as a project of CSI Immanuel Church, Ernakulam and the Foundation Stone was laid by Rt Rev Dr George Isaac, on 3rd June 2001. Construction was started in the month of August 2001 and thanks to the dedicated efforts put in by the members of the Immanuel Church and other well wishers, construction of the Church could be completed within a record time of nine months. Above all, abundant blessings of the Lord Almighty were evident in all the activities connected with the construction of this Church. The Ascension Church was dedicated to the Glory of God on Sunday 19th May, 2002 by Rt. Rev. Dr. George Isaac, the then Bishop in CSI North Kerala Diocese, in presence of Rt. Rev. T B Benjamin, Rt. Rev. Dr. P G Kuruvilla, and Rt. Rev. B N Fenn, then Vicar of CSI Immanuel Church, Ernakulam.Presently we have 262 Families and 600 Members.
Important Milestones in Chronological Order
1. Purchase of Land (42.5 Cents) : 10-04-2001
2. Laying of Foundation Stone for the Church: 03-06-2001
3. Starting of Construction : 20-08-2001
4. Dedication of the Church : 19-05-2002
5. Purchase of land for Cemetery : 04-10-2004
6. Dedication of Vault in the Cemetery : 09-10-2006
7. Laying of Foundation Stone for the Parsonage : 02-11-2008
8. Dedication of the Parsonage : 04-07-2010