St. John's Church, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Find out about the history and religion of the British in Hindustan through St. John's Church, the third-oldest church in India. The church, first being a cathedral, was among the first objects commissioned by the East India Company, after Kolkata became the capital of British India. See the tall columns which frame the temple on its sides, the floor made of a rare marble with blue-grey color, and large stained glass windows which allow the sunlight to be filtered in colors, adding to the atmosphere of reverence and tranquility. Observe the burial sites of famous British governor and merchant families. Plan your St. John's Church visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kolkata (Calcutta) using our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool .
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  • September 27, 2017
    Take some time to visit this historic place of worship from the time of the raj. Entry is a mere 20/- and there is plenty to see and learn about the early days. The gardens are shady and spacious and ...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    The huge organ at the church, the awesome statues of marble stone, fantastic woodwork of the staircases, the huge windows with Belgian glasses are a few mentionworthy surprises for the visitors taking...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    st jhon church is one of famous church in kolkata.beautiful built on old english style .very peaceful and serene feeling come here.during x-mas and new year church decorate very beautifully  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    Probably one of the oldest buildings in Kolkata. You will find graves of eminent people including the wife of Lord Canning and Job Charnock. This is a very quiet place and you need to pay Rs 10 to enter. But Photography is allowed. This place is somewhat forgotten to today's people and is a must for Photographers.
  • July 10, 2017
    The historical place . Several history's peacefully laying under Graves. Inside is as peaceful as clean heart of some honest person.
  • July 5, 2017
    The first cathedral church this place is must visit if you are touring the city. Second Rohilla War Monument, Black Hole Monument, Tomb of Job Charnock and many more interesting memorials present inside.
  • July 6, 2017
    The history of the English is here.A must place to visit to know how the English lived in Kolkata.The first English Cathedral.You can see Warren Hastings chamber.Vice Admiral Watts memorial is here.So is Job Charnock 's.Bibi Johnson who lived through 4 husbands died at ripe age of 87 has memorial here.
  • April 19, 2017
    Excellent church to feel eternal love and peace. The famous church is located centrally to be viewed from normal traffic. Good place and good atmosphere.

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