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 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin This is the mother church of the Diocese of West Malaysia in the Anglican Church of the Province of South East Asia. It is the Episcopal see of the Anglican Bishop of South East Asia. The original church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and consecrated on 13th February,…

San Agustin Church – Manila Philippines

Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Consolacion y Correa This is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of the Order of St. Augustine. It is located in Intramuros, the historic walled city in Manila. The church was completed in 1607 and is the oldest stone church in the Philippines. It is one of four…

Immaculate Conception Cathedral – Puerto Princesa, Philippines

This cathedral is the seat of the Titular Bishop of The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa. It is not part of an ecclesiastical province as it is directly subject to The Holy See, but for purposes of apostolic co-operation, it is usually grouped with the Archdiocese of Manila. The first mass in Puerto Princesa was…

St. Andrew’s Church – Bengaluru, India

St. Andrew’s Church comes from a Presbyterian background. Initially known as St. Andrew’s Kirk, it was part of the Church of Scotland until 1959. In that year it bacame a part of the Karnataka Central Diocese of the Church of South India. The church was designed in the Gothic style by R.C. Dobbs and Major…

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart – New Delhi, India

This cathedral is one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi. It is a Roman Catholic cathedral belonging to the Latin Rite and is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Delhi. The church was designed by the British architect, Henry Medd who was also responsible for the Cathedral Church of the Redemption. The…

The Cathedral Church of the Redemption – New Delhi, India

This church is located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is also sometimes known as the Viceroy Church. It derives it’s name from Palladio’s church, Il Redentore in Venice. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption is a part of the Delhi diocese of the Church of North India. The church traces it’s origins…

Immaculate Conception Cathedral – Victoria, Seychelles

Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception This cathedral is the mother church of the Catholic Diocese of the Seychelles. It was built on the site of Father Leon of Avanchers’ vault in 1892. It is one of the Seychelles earliest churches and underwent a major refurbishment from 1993-95. The cathedral is built in the…

St. Paul’s Cathedral – Victoria, Seychelles

This cathedral is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles and the seat of the Bishop of Seychelles. The cathedral was founded in 1859 by the first Bishop of Mauritius, Vincent William Ryan. Due to the ever increasing congregation, it was decided to rebuild the cathedral and this happened between 2001-04.

St. Barbara’s Church – Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Chrám svaté Barbory This is a Roman Catholic church in Kutná Hora in the style of a cathedral. It is dedicated to St. Barbara who is the patron saint of miners (amongst others), which is quite appropriate for a town whose wealth was based entirely on it’s silver mines. Construction began in 1388 but due…