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Centuries of keeping the faith

This is the oldest church of the Baptist tradition in Delhi. It was originally situated near the Red Fort, where it was built in 1814, but shifted to Chandni Chowk in 1860.

delhi Updated: Dec 24, 2010 00:07 IST

Central Baptist Church, Chandni Chowk
This is the oldest church of the Baptist tradition in Delhi. It was originally situated near the Red Fort, where it was built in 1814, but shifted to Chandni Chowk in 1860.

The church is located on one of the busiest roads in Delhi. The Church is opposite Sisganj Gurudwara and has the famous Gauri Shankar Temple on one side and Fatehpuri Masjid on the other. The walls of the church bear memorial tablets of those who have served the Church.

St James' Church, Kashmere Gate
The oldest church in Delhi, St James' Church was commissioned by Colonel James Skinner in 1826 and built in 1836.

The church is located in Kashmere Gate and is a blend of revival Gothic and Mughal architecture. It was the church the Viceroy of India attended until the Cathedral Church of Redemption, near Parliament House, was built. The church will celebrate its 175th anniversary next year.

Cathedral Church of Redemption, Church Road
This cathedral, located to the west of the Parliament House, was planned by Edwin Lutyens and designed by Henry Medd.

The church was constructed between 1927 and 1931 and has an exterior of red sandstone. It has a beautiful altar gifted by the Church of York to celebrate 1300 years of the advent of Christianity in England.

The cathedral also has a stained-glass window that is considered one of the most beautiful in the city.

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gol Dak Khana
One of the most popular cathedrals in Delhi, the Sacred Heart Cathedral was built in 1929 by Henry Medd. It is spread over 14 acres
and located between two catholic convent schools — St Columba's and Convent of Jesus and Mary.

The building has clear Italian influences and has a huge altar made entirely of marble. According to church authorities, more than 2 lakh
people visit the church on Christmas every year.

The St. John's Church, Mehrauli
This church, located very close to Qutab Minar, was built in 1928. It was designed by Alfred Coore and is unique in its design that combines features of a church, a temple and a mosque.

The area around the church is dotted with ruins from the 12th century. The church is very close to Yogmaya Mandir and shrine of Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, both landmarks of Delhi.