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…

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…