St. Patrick’s Church – Bengaluru, India

St. Patrick’s is one of the oldest churches belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore. It is located in a prime part of the city and was originally dedicated to Our Lady. In it’s time it has served as a cathedral and then as a personal parish. The foundation stone was laid in July…

St. Mary’s Basilica – Bengaluru, India

St. Mary’s Basilica is located in the Roman Catholic Arcdiocese of Bangalore and is one of the oldest churches in city of Bangalore. It is also the first church in the state of Karnataka to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica. The church had humble beginnings as a thatched hut in the…

Holy Trinity Church – Bengaluru, India

This church, considered a major landmark of Bangalore, is located at Trinity Circle at the east end of MG Road. It is regarded as the largest ‘military’ church of southern India. It can accommodate up to 700 worshippers. This was the second church to be built in Bangalore by the East India Company against their…

East Parade Church – Bengaluru, India

The East Parade Church, which is located on Mahatma Gandhi Road, was consecrated in 1865. It is part of the Karnataka Central Diocese of the Church of South India. It serves the local Tamil and Malayalam population. The church began as the Wesleyan Mission Chapel by Wesleyan believers of the Madras Army. It’s name comes…

29th February – 7th March, 2020

I decided to spend my first trip of the year back in Bangalore. Little did I know what would happen as I was enjoying my trip and how this would affect us all in the coming days and weeks and now months! After arriving into Bangalore airport at 5am on the Sunday morning, I headed…

7th – 15th December, 2019

In early December I went on my final vacation of the year back to India. I decided to spend 3 nights in Hyderabad before heading down to Bangalore for 4 further nights. The main reason was to catch up with my friends there and also to get some much needed sunshine and warmth! I arrived…

St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral – Bengaluru, India

This is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore in India. Prior to 1940, Bangalore was part of the Diocese of Mysore and St. Patrick’s Church was the cathedral of the diocese. On 13th February, 1940 the Diocese of Bangalore was formed by the bifurcation of the Mysore Diocese and St. Francis…

St. George’s Church – Hyderabad, India

This church is the oldest church in the city of Hyderabad in India’s Telengana State. It was built in 1844 by the Church Missionary Society. Since 1947, it has been part of the Church of South India in the Diocese of Medak. In 1836 through the offices of the Resident, a piece of land was…

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh

Cathedral Church of Saint Mary the Virgin This cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church. It is the see of the Bishop of Edinburgh. It was built in the late 19th Century to a Gothic design by Sir George Gilbert Scott. It’s spire reaches a height of…

St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh

St. Giles’ Cathedral or the High Kirk of Edinburgh is a parish church in the Church of Scotland. It is located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The first stone church of St. Giles’ was built around 1124 in the Romanesque style. Very little of this first church survives. The core of the building that…

Glasgow Cathedral

This cathedral, also known as the ‘High Kirk of Glasgow’, St. Kentigern’s or St. Mungo’s Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Scotland and also the oldest building in Glasgow. The congregation is part of the established Church of Scotland and the building is maintained by Scottish Heritage on behalf of the Scottish Government. The site…

1st – 5th October, 2019

Following on from my trip to the Philippines, I headed to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for a few days before flying back to the UK. I had already visited KL back in 2013, but wanted to revisit for more exploration! KL is a big city but so much easier to get around than Manila and…