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250 years old church in Kolkata – St. John’s Church

The 250 years church in Kolkata was originally a cathedral that was constructed by the East Indian company after Kolkata became the capital of British India the place where St.John’s Church stands today was gifted by Maharaja Nabo Kishan Bahadur of Shobha Bazar. The same John’s Church of Kolkata ranks third as the city’s oldest church.

The History Behind St. John’s Church Kolkata

The St. John’s Church of Kolkata is considered one of the heritages of Kolkata because the church has witnessed the evolution of Kolkata the interiors of the St. John’s Church have several tombstones,  Memorials, Graves, Paintings, Historical articrafts mostly of the British era. This 250-year-old Church in Kolkata is armed with large windows and tall columns overall, this will give you a splendid idea of the architectural beauty of 250 years ago. The 174 ft tall spire with a massive clock occupies a massive area of the church and if you explore the architectural beauty you will find beautiful religious paintings. Ornamented marble and other sculptures also one of the most attractive paintings that is present in the St. John’s Church is “The Last Supper” which was presented by John Zoffany to the church Along with the architectural beauty sent, John’s Church of Kolkata also has a lush green beautiful garden with tall trees which will give you a calm and soothing experience for your eyes and your mind.
During the construction of the St. John’s Church of Kolkata a lumsum amount of 30000 rupees was raised from the public lottery system and the construction of the church began in the year 1784. It was open to the public in 1787. The land in which the church is present today is actually an old burial ground that was unused since 1767, but it had graves of the founders of kolkata job Charnok and his family.
You can visit St. John’s Church in the morning from 8:00 a.m. to evening 5:00 p.m. on every day of the week.
The prayer times of St. John’s Church are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
There are no entry fees to visit the church

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