| Churches in Bangalore
CHURCHES IN BANGALORE
List of Churches in Bangalore, Baptist & Catholic Chruches, Syro Malabar Churches, Orthodox Churches, Pentecostal Churches in Bangalore.
St Patricks Church
St Patricks Church is one of the oldest churches in the city (around 150 years old). Located on Brigade road, this church was consecrated as a cathedral in 1899. Father Chevalier was responsible for building this church, which boasts of a lovely arched entrance flanked by twin columns. Twelve pillars symbolising the twelve apostles add grace to the interiors of the church. The Church is a prestigious one being an important place for worship and weddings.
Infant Jesus Church at Vivek Nagar
The Church has a long history of sacrifice and devotion from the time it was first conceived by Fr Paul Kinatukara in the sixties. In April 1970, the foundation was laid by Rev.Dr.Lourduswamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore, with absolutely nothing to get started.It was Fr. L. Peter who set out on a daunting mission to establish the church on a firm footing. Persisting faith and courage prevailed and finally the present church was opened in the year 1979, despite gruelling obstacles. The most noticeable feature of the church is the secular nature of the devotees.
The Infant Jesus Church was recently rebuilt making it the biggest church in Karnataka. The newly built Church, a popular pilgrimage centre at Viveknagar in Bangalore was on inaugurated by Dr Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore on June 10, 2005.
St. Mary's Basilica
A small chapel was the original structure built by Abbe Dubois, French missionary. This chapel is right opposite the Russel Market Square. The interior is remarkable, with stained glass windows and multiple columns with a rich Corinthian capital supporting the stately arches. Many devotees dressed in orange, gather here to celebrate St Mary's Feast in September every year. A papal order from Pope John Paul VI gave the church the status of a Basilica in 1973. If you seek the Mother Mary's blessings then visit the church on Saturday. The present structure was built in 1875-1882.
St. Andrew's Kirk, Cubbon Road
The only Scottish Kirk in Bangalore, situated on Cubon Road parallel to MG Road contains stained glass windows depicting Lord Jesus and his eight apostles. A pipe organ was also installed here in 1881. The walls are adorned with polished brass plaques. There is also a plaque of John Cook, the Principal of Central College in Bangalore in 1915.
Holy Trinity Church
This beautiful landmark at the east end of the M.G. Road was built in 1848-51. It is built in the English Renaissance style.The church can accommodate 700 people and is regarded as the largest "military" church in Southern India.
East Parade Church, MG Road
East Parade Church derives its name from its location on the East side of the extensive Parade ground which in those days covered the entire area from Cubbon Park to the present-day Dickenson Road. Situated in the heart of the city, this church is a must-visit for one and all.
Hudson Memorial Church, Hudson Circle
Hudson Memorial Church is located in the busy area of City Corporation and is 110 years old. This impressive structure with a tower and several stained glass windows is an example of the neo-gothic style of architecture. Gothic architecture is characterized by pointed arches, ribbed vaulted ceilings, quarter foil openings, lancet windows and stained glass. These elements combined with intricate carvings lead to an airy style of architecture.
St Francis Xavier Cathedral, St John Road
St Francis Xavier Cathedral is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore in India. The first church of St. Francis Xavier was constructed in 1851. Due to the huge increase in the Catholic population, this church eventually became inadequate. Hence in 1911, the foundation stone was laid for a new church. This church also houses a shrine dedicated to St Anthony.
Sacred Heart Church, Ashok Nagar
This church, built in 1867, is a rare combination of the Gothic and French styles of architecture consisting of solid blocks of granite rock, marble interiors, beautifully sculpted statutes and pillars decorated with Corinthian-style carvings. The church features typical Roman-style side altars, two parallel column towers and a mighty bell from Italy.
St Luke's Church, K R Market
St Luke's Church in Chamarajpet, Bangalore, is a Protestant Church under the banner of Church of South India. The Worship services here are mainly conducted in Tamil.
St Mark's Cathedral, MG Road
St. Mark's Cathedral dates back as far as 1808 and is known for its beautiful colonial facade, large dome, external bells, elaborate carvings, woodwork and monuments. It was originally built in 1808 and enlarged in 1901.
St Mary's Basilica, Shivajinagar
St. Mary's Basilica is the oldest church in Bangalore. It was originally built as a small chapel in 1818 and was transformed into the present grand Gothic-style church some 60 years later. The stately arches of the church are supported by stained glass windows and multiple columns built in a rich Corinthian style.
St Patrick's Church, Brigade Road
The second oldest Catholic Church (after St Mary's) is the 150-year-old St. Patrick's Church. The foundation was laid in July 1841 and the building was completed in 1844. It has a beautiful arched entrance flanked by twin columns. The interior of the church has twelve graceful pillars which symbolize the twelve apostles. The twin spires of the Church are a landmark in the city cantonment.
St Joseph's Church, Mysore Road
This church was built in memory of Fr Briand in 1867, and it is the only church in Bangalore with a crypt.
All Saints Church, Brigade Road
Rev S.T. Pettigrew, the founder of Bishop Cotton's School, also founded the All Saints Church. The foundation stone for this structure was laid on 27th November, 1869 and the church was consecrated on 17th October, 1870.