Christ Church

Christ Church

  • Shimla
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India
#11
Amont Things to Do in Shimla
  • Established 1857
  • Timings 8 00 AM - 6 00 PM
  • Time Required 1-2 hours
  • Entry Fee No entry fee

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Christ Church, Shimla Overview

Christ Church is the second oldest church of Northern India and it overlooks the ridge and is one of the landmarks of Shimla. The exquisite beauty comes with the stained glasses fitted on its windows. Built between 1846 and 1857, the silhouette of this can be seen on the skyline for miles around. It was designed by Colonel JT Boileau in 1844, but consecrated only after 1857.

Colonel Dumbleton donated the clock in 1860, and the porch added in 1873. In Shimla's 75 years of reigning as summer capital, a long line of officials and other notables of the Raja came to the church for their Sunday prayers. The seasonal influx would be so great at times that space would pose a big problem, but then now, of course, the congregations have dwindled and there is no lack of space.

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