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Address: Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

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English church, Black Hole monument

Another attempt to transplant England, this a near copy of St. Martin's in the Fields off Trafalgar Square. Interesting interior. The monument to the Black Hole accepts the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Washington, DC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

St Johns Church is looked after enthusiastically but still has some old world charm. Our visit in early December was two weeks too early!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Another attempt to transplant England, this a near copy of St. Martin's in the Fields off Trafalgar Square. Interesting interior. The monument to the Black Hole accepts the somewhat exaggerated British version of this atrocity.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Another lovely church.. Looks like an English style church with lots to keep you interested..nice to poke into the nooks and crannies

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Havelock, North Carolina
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

They date back to the early 18th century. If you enjoy old cemeteries this one has some interesting tombstones. Visit the Black Hole Of Calcutta monument too.

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful English style church that was the hub of British india back in the day . Many of the East India company bosses were buried here .

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Built 1784 and modelled on St Martin in the Fields, London, this was Kolkata's first cathedral. We had a wonderful guide who was able to bring to life the early days of the East India Company and the growth of Kolkata. Most of their early leaders are buried here. It is telling that they were so young, but only averaged... More 

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Shropshire,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Fascinating to see Zoffany's painting of the Last Supper as we were told the disciples depicted were all residents of Kolkata we went on to visit Job Charnock Memorial, Lady Canning's Tomb and the Black Hole Memorial as all within the precincts of St. Johns Church.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Not as well known as St. Paul's, but stepped in as much tradition and history anyway. A well preserved church with great architecture and figures inside. A very peaceful place with lots of history, and beautiful gardens and flower beds. Very charming, and despite not being religious I felt very relaxed and spiritual here. Entry fee is Rupees 10, but... More 

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Edinburgh
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went on Sunday not because we are particularly religious but we had to se thei nside which was amazing .. if you've been to the Victoria Memorial and read up on you East india Colonial history then this is the follow up. the testimonials and tributes to those that died .. the young ,the old ,the priests, the Brits,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

St. John's Church is not as famous as St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata, but it's still worth a quick visit. There was a small 10Rs. fee for visitors. The church itself was peaceful and quaint and features a special "The Last Supper" painting with famous Calcutta residents from the time as apostles. Outside the church, the grounds are a mixture... More 

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