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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  • A very peaceful place to visit. This is the first cathedral I have ever visited and it feels really good to be here. Good to spend some holy time away from the chaos of the cities, praying for peace and betterment of our souls. Beautiful songs played there are also awesome.
  • Very peaceful and calm atmosphere. Great place to visit. Not only the Christians, but people from different religions come here. It has a very beautiful building.
  • One of the best Churches not only of Delhi but of its kind across the Country. It is more than hundred years old & is primarily located. Marriages also used to take place here. ambience all around is very good, spiritual and peaceful. The entire campus is huge and plantation is excellent. It has got Maria Hall and a Book Stall.
  • Very peaceful place. I think, if one is longing for peace, he must visit here. The best thing is this that except few special occasions, it remains rush free, which is the best thing.
  • My favourite one! It's that one place where I have always felt so peaceful everytime I visit. Always longing for visiting it ! Beautiful, with lush greenary outside and pure silence around.

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