Christian Pilgrimages in Delhi
Churches in Delhi have their own long glorious history to flaunt. One thing, however, is certain that these Christian pilgrimage sites add to the diverse silhouette of the city. Comes Christmas and a gigantic mass head to these places of worship to be the part of the celebration that is open to all. However, those who visit in search of fellowship also have the doors of these beautiful churches in Delhi open for them all throughout the year. Since Christianity in the city is deep-rooted, one can find some of the oldest churches in the earliest settled neighbourhoods of Chandni Chowk and Kashmiri Gates. Dating back to 1836, St James Church or Skinner’s Church is amongst the oldest churches in Delhi.
Some churches even mark their presence in areas like Vasant Kunj, Lodhi Road, and Connaught Place. Amongst the most popular churches in Delhi is Sacred Heart Cathedral in Connaught Place, which was built in the year 1930. Apart from this, Delhi’s length and breadth are dotted with churches of different denominations ranging from Roman Catholic to Anglican to Methodist. The Centenary Church on Lodhi Road is also quite famous for its large congregation and reckoned to be one of the largest Methodist churches in India. Some of the churches including St James near Kashmiri Gate, Cathedral Church of the Redemption near Rashtrapati Bhavan, and St Mary’s Church in Chandni Chowk boast of their architectural beauty apart from their divine aura. These churches are mostly done in the European style of architecture and along with exquisite interior boast of the flawless exteriors as well which indeed are quite welcoming.