Churches are considered as the best places when it comes to religious monuments, especially for Christians. These religious monuments has played vital role in our history and has made relevant impact in our society, being a gathering place. Current days, it has become a place which attracts all religions with its monumental beauty as well as the ambience and the opportunity to seek peace and calmness. Delhi being the capital city of India, has also got really good number of historical monuments from all religions and there are famous churches also in the list which attracts a lots of believers as well as tourists.
Below are the top 10 best churches in New Delhi.
1. Sacred Heart Cathedral Church
Sacred Heart Cathedral Church is one of the most famous churches in New Delhi which was built in the year 1930. This famous church is located at Ashok Place in Delhi. When it comes to spirituality, this is an ideal place and the central altar which is built in pure, white marble add on to the spiritual experience of a visitor.
2. Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Cathedral Church of the Redemption located at east of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi is one of the most famous churches in India. Counted as one among the most beautiful churches in India, the Cathedral Church of the Redemption is also known as the Viceroy Church. The construction of the church was completed in the year 1935 and in the year 1936, it got opened for public worship.
3. St. James’ Church
St. James’ Church is one among the oldest churches in New Delhi and is of an Anglican origin. Colonel James Skinner built the church in the year 1836 and in memory of it this church is also known as Skinner’s Church. Being a part of the Church of North India Diocese of Delhi, the St. James’ Church is situated near Kashmiri Gate.
4. St. Teresa’s Church
St. Teresa’s Church is one the Parishes of Delhi Archdiocese, which came to existence in the year 1975 and the completion of the construction got completed in the year 1998. The St. Teresa’s Church is situated at Pushp Vihar in New Delhi.
5. St. Thomas Church
With an amazing beautiful postmodern architecture, the St. Thomas church invites lot of believers as well as tourist. Built in the year 1972, the St. Thomas Church is a famous landmark church of South Delhi.
6. St. Luke’s Church
The St. Luke’s Church is located in Defence Colony, Delhi and is under the Archdiocese of Delhi. This church is a Roman Catholic parish and was built in the year 1979. The main moto of the construction of the church was to provide housing for Armed forces personnel. English, Hindi, and Malayalam languages are the medium of Mass in the church.
7. Green Park Free Church
Built aiming at extension of fellowship beyond the Christian community, the Green Park Free Church is under the control and administration of Diocese of Delhi – Church of North India. This church has gained its fame for spreading the message of love and compassion and has invited attention of lot of devotees. The Green Park Free Church is located at Sri Aurobindo Marg, Green Park in New Delhi.
8. St Stephens Church
St Stephens Church is one of the famous British church architecture in Old Delhi and belongs to Church of North India Diocese of Delhi. The church was built in Gothic style in the year of 1862 by Anglican missionaries and British Department of Public Works (DPW) Engineers. Located at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi this church with its Romanesque architecture, has gained enough fame and the ornate walls with stained glass rose windows add on to it.
9. St Francis Church
St Francis Church is the biggest church under Church of North India (CNI) and is located at Dilshad Garden in New Delhi. The church is keen in following the vision of St. Francis to have proper care for nature and this has visibly implemented in all of its infrastructural developments.
10. Indian Pentecostal Church of God
Located at Gautam Nagar, Indian Pentecostal Church of God has got the fame of being the largest Pentecostal Church in New Delhi. The Indian Pentecostal Church of God has become one of the famous spiritual destination for devotees as well as tourists.