The followings is the excerpt from the Book “The United Church of Northern India Survey 1968” published by GA of UCNI in Nagpur.
In 1967 the following Churches and the areas were under this council: Agwanta, Pathankot, Chamba, Rania, Dhariwal, Sheika, Gurdaspur, Zafferwal, Jammu.
Partner Churches: United Presbyterian Church in U. S. A. and Church of Scotland.
History: Mission work was stared in the year 1855 in Sialkot by both the Established Church of Scotland and the America United Presbyterians. During the ensuing years the Americans extended their work South-eastward as far as Batala while the Scots opened a mission station in Chamba in 1863 and in Jammu in 1892. During the first 20 years converts were few in numbers and were drawn largely from high caste Hindus and Muslims, but in 1870 a mass movement among the Church group began. One of the Church converts, a man called Ditt, “told his fellow Churches of Christ and before long groups here and there began to follow his lead. In the eleventh years after DItt’s conversion more than five hundred Churches were received in the Church. By 1900 more than half of these lowly people in Sialkot District had been converted, and by 1915 all but a few hundred members of the Christians in Gurdaspur Church Council and throughout much of the Punjab are descendants of those who became Christians during this mass movement.
After the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 the Church of Scotland decided to integrate the congregations of Jammu and Chamba with the Punjab Synod of UCNI. Those 13 congregations of the American United Presbyterians, which remained in India, continued as a part of the Sialkot Presbytery until 1956 in which year they also were integrated with the UCNI Punjab Synod, and the present Gurdaspur Church Council was formed.
Integration: The evangelistic work of both the Church of Scotland and the U.P.U.S.A. is fully integrated with the UCNI at Church Council level. The institutional work of both churches is integrated at Synod level.
There is however, virtually no integration between the two denominational traditions. They feel themselves to be two separate groups and no beginning has has been made towards financial integration. Separate budgets and requests are made to the two overseas churches and the money received is kept rigidly apart. The clergy of one one tradition rely on their congregations for their support while the clergy of the other tradition receive their salaries from abroad.