Cathedral Church of the Redemption, Delhi

12 Jul

Cathedral Church of the Redemption also known as Viceroy Church, is Amongst beautiful and magnificent Churches in India, Church is located east of Parliament House in New Delhi and Rashtrapati Bhavan which was used by then British Viceroy. The Church resembles the shape of a Birthday cake with a candle placed on top. The Church derives its name from Palladio’s Church of Il Redentore in Veniceas well as Lutyens St Jude’s Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption India, is a part of the Delhi diocese of the Church of North India (CNI)

History

The Cathedral Church of the Redemption traces its origin to the early 1900CE. when Rev. T.R. Dixon was appointed as the Chaplain to meet the spiritual needs of the British officers in the Capital of India. The Cathedral was built in eight years and was completed in the year 1935. The Cathedral Church was opened to public worship on Sunday, 18 January 1931.

Architecture

Cathedral was designed by Henry Medd. Cathedral was built in such a manner that even in the extreme summers it remains cool and serene. The Church has beautifully curved high arches and delicate domes, which won the heart of the then Viceroy Lord Irwin, Lord irwin gifted an organ and a silver Cross to the Church.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: