St. Mark's Cathedral, Bengaluru

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Admire the huge white edifice of St. Mark's Cathedral, an Anglican church in MacIver Town, and an oasis in the city surrounded by greenery. Inspired by the 17th-century St. Paul’s Cathedral, the structure features a wide dome but no belfry. and has a blend of military and clerical colonial heritage. The church was founded in 1808 as a garrison church for the British Army’s 77th Moplah Rifles, whose gilt colors and royal maces can be viewed inside the cathedral. The interior features a barrel vault ceiling supported by white pillars, and the church's pews can accommodate 700 people. The church has an organ and plaques commemorating those who perished in the Malabar rebellion, Carnatic Wars, and Bangalore Cantonment. See St. Mark's Cathedral and all Bengaluru has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bengaluru trip planning tool .
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  • St. Mark's Cathedral is a old cathedral in the city. It is a old European architecture. The whole campus is covered with trees which makes the place very cool. The place is well maintained. The campus...  more »
  • This cathedral has been here for over 200 years and is still revered and attended in great numbers.The cathedral is built in a beautiful colonial style and is modelled along the lines of the St Paul’s...  more »
  • we dropped in i think they were preparing for a wedding and there were lots of people buzzing around. we got chatting to a couple and they took time out to explain this beautiful building. worth a det...  more »
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  • I love going to this Church. Sunday worships are good here. It's an old church and good church in Bangalore.
  • Church is situated in the heart of the city. Easy to find n good place.
  • Peaceful church. Historical place. Built in year 1808.
  • One of the famous churches in Bangalore. They also have huge open spaces for all types of functions.
  • St. Mark's Cathedral is large, old & well-to-do. It has a large membership (possibly over 2000) and many members hold (or have held in the past) important positions in the church, Government, military, police, public & private institutions etc. It is also the apex CSI church in Bangalore on account of being a 'Cathedral'. The large membership makes it necessary for St. Mark's to use over 6 pastors and conduct 4 separate worship services on Sundays (7 AM, 10:30 AM & 6:15 PM) and a 'Choral Eucharist' at 8:30 AM. A senior citizens' fellowship (with holy communion) is conducted at 11:00 AM on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of every month, specially intended at seniors & the elderly. Sunday School is conducted regularly on Sundays for children. The Cathedral has a modern 'Resource Centre' with chairs and adequate seating space for small functions, a Board Room, the church office & office rooms of the Presbyter/ Asst. Presbyter. Adjoining the Resource Centre is St. Mark's Music Academy (affiliated to Trinity College, London, UK). The academy is open to members of the public in addition to St. Marks' members. Next-door to the music academy is accommodation for Christian senior citizens (limited). Then, on the opposite side (i.e. the Lavelle Road side) are the residences of pastors. The large compound of the Cathedral is surrounded by walls running all around and it is divided into lawns & gardens, car parking areas, areas for conducting open-air events like wedding receptions, music concerts, Sales & Auctions and the like. The compound contains a variety of trees including fruit trees (e.g. mango & jack-fruit) and very likely has regular bird visitors too! Now, turning to spiritual aspects, the large membership of St.Mark's makes developing close relationships between either pastors and members or between members themselves impossible. You might attend for several Sundays together and yet know neither any of the pastors nor other members closely with the result that you might feel that you don't belong. Pastors are unable to make individual house visits and hence the feeling of isolation might deepen over time. Most major activities of the CSI in Bangalore (like visits of evangelists, foreign choirs etc.) will usually have a hop at St. Mark's. If you plan to visit by Metro, you need to alight at the 'M.G. Road' metro station.

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