The Diocese of Hyderabad is believed to be one of the 8 dioceses of the Church of Pakistan. The diocese was formed in the year of 1980 and serves the entirety of the Sindh province of Pakistan, with the exception of Karachi city. Most of its parishes exist in the rural areas of the province. The current bishop of the diocese is Rt Rev Kaleem John.
Parishes of Diocese of Hyderabad
There are about 26 parishes that under the purview of the diocese. Most of them have a core urban congregation of Punjabi and Indian families who had converted to Christianity at the turn of the century. Rural agricultural Punjabi families make up a vast majority of the rural congregation scattered throughout the diocesan influence. A huge number of new converts come from tribal Hindus living in rural Sindh province.
The diocese has had 4 bishops at the head of the office:
- Rt. Rev. Bashir Jiwan (1981–1997)
- Rt. Rev. S. K. Dass (1997–2002)
- Rt. Rev. Rafiq Masih (2003–23 June 2011)
- Rt. Rev. Kaleem John (2011–present)