Christa Sevika Sangha (Handmaids of Christ) (CSS)

Introduction to the community

The Community was founded in 1970 and was under the care of the Sisterhood of the Epiphany until 1986, when its own Constitution was passed and Sister Susila SE was elected as Superior. At Jobarpar, the Sevikas supervise a girls’ hostel, a play-centre for small children and help in St Gabriel’s Primary School. At Barisal, the Sevikas supervise St Mary’s Asrom (Home) and St Agnes’s Hostel. The Community also produces for sale a wide variety of goods and produce.

CSS laying the foundation stone of the new building

Contact details


Oxford Mission, Barisal Division, Uz Agailjhara 8240, Bangladesh

Oxford Mission, Bogra Road, PO Box 21, Barisal 8200, Bangladesh
Tel: 1715 211821

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Most Revd Paul S Sarker, Bishop of Dhaka



Brethren of the Epiphany, A Hundred Years in Bengal, ISPCK, Delhi, 1979.

Mother Susila CSS, A Well Watered Garden, edited by Mabyn Pickering, Oxford Mission, Romsey, 2000: available from Oxford Mission address above, £5 including p & p.


Sister Superior: Sister Jharna CSS
Assumed office June 2011

House Sister, Jobarpar: Sister Ruth


Sister Sobha
Sister Agnes
Sister Dorothy
Sister Margaret
Sister Kalyani
Sister Shefali
Sister Shalomi
Sister Shikha

Novices: 1