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Churches in Delhi

India had been under the control of imperial British rule for more than 200 years, therefore many churches were built during their period of rule over India. Delhi too can boast of some famous churches which were constructed during that period.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Delhi

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is located near the Gol Dak Khana, New Delhi. Henry Medd was the designer of this church and Rev. Dr. E. Vanni, Archbishop of Agra, laid its foundation stone in the year 1929. 

The construction of the church started in 1930 and the most beautiful parts of the church are its broad arches, polished stone floors and towering curved roof.

The main Altar of the Church was donated by Sir Anthony de Mello and it is made of pure marble. 

The Archbishop of Agra, on the hand, presented the altar furniture, vestments and a bell and the whole project was completely financed by the colonial officers of the British Empire. An Italian influence can also be noticed in its structure as the white pillars are very beautifully designed which support the canopy.

The Church organizes functions on certain days of the year and the major ceremonies held at the Cathedral are Easter and Christmas. Daily Prayers are held in every morning and evening and the special prayers are held on Sunday morning.

Address: 1, Gol Dak Khana Roundabout, Ashok Place, Sector 4, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: 011 2336 3593
Timings: Monday to Friday: 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Distance from Delhi Airport to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart: 13.4 Km
Duration: 21 mins

Cathedral Church of the Redemption in Delhi

Cathedral Church of the RedemptionThe Cathedral Church of the Redemption is counted amongst the most beautiful and magnificent Churches in India. 

It is located to the east of Parliament House; and was also designed by Henry Medd.  The then Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin was so influenced by the structure of the church that it became popularly known as “Viceroy’s Church”.

The Cathedral Church of the Redemption has those fine-looking curved arches and subtle domes.

The spiritual atmosphere becomes lively during the morning and evening prayers. The church was built in such a manner that even in the extreme summers it remains cool and serene because of its proper ventilation.

The Church has delicate domes and beautifully curved high arches. Lord Irwin gifted a silver Cross and an organ and to the Church.

The Cathedral Church of the Redemption also contributes in the field of education and health and has many prestigious educational institutions under it which includes:
  • St. Stephen's Hospital and the LPCEF
  • St. Thomas School
  • St. Stephen's College, Delhi
  • The Victoria School
  • Queen Mary's School

Address: Church Road, 1, North Ave, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: 011 2309 4229
Timings: Eng: 8:30 AM, Tamil: 10:00 AM, Hindi: 11:45 AM

Distance from Delhi Airport to Cathedral Church of the Redemption: 13.4 Km
Duration: 21 mins

St. James' Church in Delhi

St James’ Church on Lothian Street is one of the most beautiful and oldest churches in Delhi. The church isSt. James' Church built in the shape of a Greek cross and surmounted by an imposing eight leafed dome

It was first erected by the legendary commander of Skinner's Horse, James Skinner. 

Until the Cathedral Church of the Redemption, was built near Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, in 1931, it served as the church of the Viceroy of India.

There are the graves of the Skinner family and some martyrs of the 1857 war on the north of the church.  It also has the grave of the British Commissioner and a dear friend of Skinner’s, William Fraser, whose Bungalow is just around the corner.

Address: Lothian Rd, Kashmere Gate, Delhi, 110006
Phone: 011 2386 0873
October - March: 9:00 am
April - September: 8:30 am
Distance from Delhi Airport to St. James' Church: 20.4 Km
Duration: 37 mins

Central Baptist Church in Delhi

Central Baptist Church

The Central Baptist Church is located at Chandni Chowk Road opposite to Gurdwara Sisganj and is the oldest Christian mission in the whole of North India. 

The church is well maintained with its original cravings and motifs, and has a touch of European architecture of that time, which is worth admiring.

The entrance on the southern part of the church has large deep colonnaded porch supported on thick columns. 

The other two sides have double-height verandahs with semi-circular arch shaped openings. The walls of the church have memorial tablets remembering those faithful lives, who devoted their whole life in the service of the church.

Address: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi - 110006
Timings: Sunrise - Sunset
Distance from Delhi Airport to Central Baptist Church: 19.2 km
Duration: 33 mins

List of Churches in Delhi

St Thomas’ Church
Address: 1, Church Rd, Sector 2 R K Puram, Sector 2, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022
Phone: 011 2617 4604

Cathedral Church of The Redemption, CNI
Address: Church Road, 1, North Ave, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: 011 2309 4229

Centenary Methodist Church
Address: 24, Lodhi Rd, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Phone: 098107 77977

Carmel Community Church
Address: A-4, DDA Flats,, Kalkaji DDA Flats,, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Phone: 011 2602 5188

St. Luke's Church
Address: B-68, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Phone: 098188 41034

Church of Our Lady of Graces, Vikaspuri
Address: 4, Outer Ring Rd, Janakpuri Institutional Area, Vikaspuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110018
Phone: 011 2559 1637

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