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Christ Church Shimla – History, Architecture, Timings, Images

Christ Church Shimla:

Christ Church, Shimla is the second oldest church in North India. Worship is held in both Hindi and English. Rev. Sohan Lal is the current Presbyter-in-Charge (Priest/Father) of Christ Church, The Ridge Shimla.

Christ Church Shimla History

Simla was entirely forest when the first Europeans arrived in the 1820s. On Jakhoo Hill, there were two or three derelict shepherd’s cabins and a little “Hanuman temple.” The Europeans sought permission to build dwellings on the Raia of Keonthal, from whose state much of Simla was ultimately carved away.

Captain Charles Kennedy was the British Government’s Political Agent in these hill states. In the late 1820s, he erected the first house and the estate known as Kennedy House. Later, in 1827, Lord Amherst, the Governor General, visited Simla on a summer visit and stayed at the Kennedy House. By the 1830s, some sixty residences had been built for British visitors, and Simla had become a health retreat for them.

Christ Church, Shimla Architecture:

Christ Church Shimla was built in the neo-Gothic style. The church is lit at night to provide illumination.

The Five features of Shimla Christ Church have five beautiful stained glass windows. The Christian qualities of Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Patience, and Humility are represented by one. Lockwood Kipling created the chancel window (father of Rudyard Kipling). Christ Church’s pipe organ is the largest in the Indian subcontinent, and it was installed in September 1899.Among the church’s possessions are a large number of books and ancient scriptures.

Shimla Christ Church Location: 453G+P9F, Ridge To US Club, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001.

Christ Church Shimla Timings

Christ Church Shimla opening time are 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

How to reach Shimla Christ Church:

To get to your location, you can alternatively take a private bus or a local cab. The Christ Church is merely a few minutes’ walk from the Shimla US Club and 3.6 kilometres from the city centre.

Christ Church, Shimla to Mall Road Shimla distance: 1 min (240.0 m) via Ridge To US Club

Hotels near christ church shimla:

  1. Hotel Willow Banks
  2. Shingar Hotel
  3. Hosteller Shimla 
  4. Honeymoon Inn

Places to visit near Christ Church Shimla:

  1. Jakhoo Temple
  2. Kamna Devi Temple
  3. The Glen
  4. Chadwick Falls
  5. Shimla State Museum

Christ Church Shimla Images:

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