St. John's Church, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Find out about the history and religion of the British in Hindustan through St. John's Church, the third-oldest church in India. The church, first being a cathedral, was among the first objects commissioned by the East India Company, after Kolkata became the capital of British India. See the tall columns which frame the temple on its sides, the floor made of a rare marble with blue-grey color, and large stained glass windows which allow the sunlight to be filtered in colors, adding to the atmosphere of reverence and tranquility. Observe the burial sites of famous British governor and merchant families. Plan your St. John's Church visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kolkata (Calcutta) using our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool .
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  • The main reasin for visiting is to see the Blakck Hole Monument that was moved to the gardens some years ago. The church itself while historically important is rather plain inside and out. It does...  more »
  • This church is a must visit stop for History lovers. Tombs of Job Charnock (founder of Koplkata) and Admiral Watson, plus the memorial to the Black Hole of Kolkata were highlights. The meeting room...  more »
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  • Calm, peaceful place. It was an awasome experience to visit the very old church. Some of the staff's behaviour was very rude, they should give importance in the staffs service. But it is very peaceful place, where you can find peace of your soul. Must visit this placeโœŒ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’“. Loved it๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•.
  • The architectural style of the Church is mesmerizing. The spire holds a giant clock, which is wound every day. Large beautiful windows allow the sunlight to filter through the coloured glass. Sitting a while inside the Church brings absolute peace in mind. .๐Ÿ˜
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