Churches in India

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Basilica of Bom Jesus

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rule. The Jesuit church is India’s first minor basilica, and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.

St Thomas Mount

St Thomas Mount is a small hillock located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, near the neighbourhood of Guindy and very close to Chennai International Airport. A shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Expectation was built in 1523 on top of the mount.

St Francis of Assisi Church

The Church of St Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India. The Church of St Francis of Assisi, together with a convent, was established by eight Portuguese Franciscan friars who landed in Goa in 1517.

Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth

The Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth is an 18th-century Armenian Apostolic church in Kolkata, India, serving as the centre of the Armenian Community in Kolkata and the seat of the Armenian Vicariate of India and the Far East. It is affiliated to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It was built in 1724 on the old cemetery of the Armenian community, through the efforts of Agha Nazar.

Bandel Church

The Basilica of the Holy Rosary commonly known as Bandel Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal, India. Situated in Bandel, Hooghly district of West Bengal, it stands as a memorial to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Founded in 1599, it is dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Our Lady of the Rosary. It is also a parish church, part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta. It is one of the most prominent historical churches in West Bengal as well as in India.

Christ Church Bardhaman

The Christ Church, made of red bricks, is beautifully set amidst a well-maintained and trimmed courtyard. Built in British style, the church emanates an amazing aura. It was constructed by the Church Missionary Society and still stands tall to the adulation of its admirers. The church was constructed in the year 1816.

St Mary Church Gulmarg

St.Mary church was built during british rule. The 110-year-old St Marys Church in Gulmarg was given a new look in 2003 with a renovated facade and the first Christmas mass was held in 14 years.

Christ Church Shimla

Christ Church, Shimla, is the second oldest church in North India, after St Johns Church in Meerut. It is a parish in the Diocese of Amritsar in the Church of North India. It stands out as one of the prominent landmarks of Shimla and its silhouette is visible for kilometres around the vicinity of Shimla city.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is a Cathedral of Anglican background in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, noted for its Gothic architecture. It is the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta. It is said to be the largest cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It was also the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire.

St James Church

St. James Church in Kolkata, India, is one of Kolkatas most elegant churches. Built in 1862. the twin spires of the St. James Church dominates Kolkatas skyline. It is popularly known as Jora Girja, literally meaning twin church for its twin spires. The present church was built to replace an older one of the same name which was situated in Nebutolla Lane, near Amherst Street.

St Bartholomews Church

Earlier known as Garrison Church, Bartholomew Church was constructed in 1847. The cathedral is illustrative of the gothic architectural style. The majestic architecture belongs to the British era, will take you by awe. The soaring structure with its exquisite interiors and opulent chapel makes worship a truly enriching experience for the believers. The framework and design of the Cathedral resembles many churches in Britain.

Armenian Church

Armenian Church of St. John the Baptist is located in Chinsura, India. The church was built in 1695–1697 and is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It is the second oldest Christian church in Bengal, and the oldest Armenian church in India. The church is well preserved due to its proximity to Kolkata and the care committee of the Armenian Churches.

St Thomas Cathedral Basilica

San Thome Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, in the city of Chennai, India. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.

St John in the Wilderness Church

St John in the Wilderness is a church of north India church dedicated to John the Baptist built in 1852, located near Dharamshala, India, on the way to McLeodGanj, at Forsyth Gunj. Set amidst deodar forest, and built in neo Gothic architecture, the church is known for its Belgian stained glass windows.

St. John's Church

St Johns Church, originally a cathedral, was among the first public buildings erected by the East India Company after Kolkata became the effective capital of British India. It is located at the North-Western corner of Raj Bhavan, and served as the Anglican Cathedral of Calcutta till 1847, when the see was transferred to St Pauls Cathedral. It is the third oldest church in the city, next to the Armenian and the Old Mission Church.

St Andrews Church

St Andrews Church is an old Anglican Church located at the Mall Road in Darjeeling town of West Bengal. It is one of the most beautiful structure in Darjeeling and also one of the popular pilgrimage places to visit in Darjeeling. Inside the church there are inlaid marble tablets and brass plaques that memorialize some of the oldest residents of Darjeeling.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The church is situated near the Strand. It was designed by French Architect Jacques Duchatz. The church was inaugurated by Paul Goethals 27 Jan 1884. The church stands for over two centuries to mark the beauty of the architecture during the French period a good place to visit for the historians and tourists alike. The remains of the Church of St. Louis is also an attractive tourist spot.

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