Sacred Heart Cathedral, New Delhi

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The Cathedral Of The Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic cathedral belonging to the Latin Rite and one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi, India. Together with St. Columba's School, and the Convent of Jesus and Mary school, it occupies a total area of 14 acres near the south end of Bhai Vir Singh Marg Road in Connaught Place. Christian religious services are held throughout the year.HistoryFather Luke, a member of the Franciscan first order, founded by St. Francis of Assisi, took the initiative to build the church, and the Archbishop of Agra in 1929 Rev. Dr. E. Vanni laid the foundation stone in 1929 and construction began in 1930. Sir Anthony de Mello donated the main Altar of the Church, which is made of pure marble. The Archbishop of Agra presented a bell, vestments and altar furniture. The project was financed by the colonial officers of the British Empire.ArchitectureThe church building was designed by British architect Henry Medd, and is based on Italian architecture. A facade of white pillars supports the canopy, and on each side of the cathedral's entrance porch, there are circular arcaded turrets rising above the roof. The interior has a towering curved roof, polished stone floors and broad arches.
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  • Nicely built Church giving a nice ambiance for a spending some time in silent prayers. This is one of the oldest Churches in Delhi, under the Roman Catholic Latin Rite. St Colamba's school is in the s...  more »
  • It was a great occassion when I took my friend to Sacred Heart Cathedral, reminiscent of British rule in India, who had come from United Kingdom. Went inside the church, which was beautifully decorate...  more »
  • Visited the cathedral on Christmas Day on our trip to Delhi. It's a quaint little church in the heart of Delhi.  more »
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  • This is one of the most beautiful and peaceful churches in Delhi. It is open for visitors and you can go sit there and pray, light candle at grotto or just click some decent snaps. It becomes very crowded esp. on Christmas eve where people from all religions come to see the big sized decorations and whole night is filled with crowd,media, security officials. But it is surely a good place to go,sit and pray.
  • Very peaceful and calm atmosphere. Great place to visit. Not only the Christians, but people belonging to different religions come here. It has a very beautiful building.
  • If I have to describe this place in one word it's 'Serene'.Huge campus and very peaceful atmosphere. One of the oldest church of Delhi, it is located very close to Connaught place. Quick tips 1.Avoid visiting on sundays and Christmas Eve as it gets really crowded 2.If you truly want to experience this place,visit just before it closes at 2100hrs.
  • One of few and beautiful churches in Delhi. Attracts plenty of visitors as it's right at the heart of Delhi and opposite to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. It is connected to St. Columbus School. Still holds its magnificence and peaceful aura throughout the years that have passed by. You would surely feel blessed once you come here.
  • The best place in Delhi to come and enjoy serenity. Usually the Eucharist is put for adoration. I love this church.
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