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Cathedral Church of the Redemption Delhi

Location: On the Church Road, north of Jaipur Column, very near to Connaught Place
Timings: Open on all days
Preferred Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Admission: Free and open to all through the day.
How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this sacred monument, which is located near Connaught Place (CP), the heart of the city, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.
Photography charges: Nil (permission required)
Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat
Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time required for sightseeing: 1 hour
(All data as of August 2005)

Located on Church Road, north of Jaipur Column, the Cathedral Church of the Redemption, stands to the west of Parliament House. Henry Medd, who won many architectural competitions, designed this simple yet attractive cathedral built between 1927 and 1935. He belonged to the Lutyens’ school of architecture, which is reflected in the design of the church. Though the exterior of the church is ordinary, with red sandstone roofing, the interior is very striking. The interior of this Anglican Church has small recessed openings that filter the sunlight. It also has a fine organ as well as a striking stained glass window. The cathedral now belongs to the Church of North India.

Lord Irwin donated the silver cross in the church. He also donated a picture, which can be seen in the eastern end of the church. Lord Irwin is believed to have donated the picture to express his gratitude for God’s grace, when he narrowly escaped an attempt to blow up his train in 1929.

The cathedral hosts religious concerts on festivals such as Christmas and Easter every year. A choir called the Capital City Minstrels performs concerts of choral music and carol singing on these religious occasions in the Cathedral Church of the Redemption.

Entry to the church is free and anyone can enter the complex for blessings.

Special Event / Annual Event: Prayers are held in morning and evening every day. The church is attractively decorated during Christian festivals. Various cultural and social programmes are organized round the year. For details contact the local church authority.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir

Nearby Places to Eat: Hotel Le Meridien, Imperial Hotel, Hotel Inter-Continental, Parikrama Revolving restaurant, Gaylord, El Rodeo, Bercos, Zen restaurant, Delhi Darbar, Nizam’s Kathi Kebabs and Standard Restaurant. For snacks and fast foods: Bengali Market (sweets and chat), Kake da hotel (Indian food), Wengers, Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, Nirula’s, Ruby Tuesday, Sona Rupa, Starbeans, Barista, Café Coffee Day and innumerable roadside foodstalls.

Nearby Shopping Venues: Connaught Place offers everything from jewelry, books, art, leather goods and a wide choice of Indian and international clothes stores. Central Cottage Industries Emporium has Indian handicrafts and curios. Baba Kharak Singh Marg houses the emporia of all the states of India, dedicated to each state's unique art and craft created by traditional and skilled artisans. Janpath offers clothes, low priced gifts and souvenirs and Palika Bazaar offers a wide range of electronic items.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04