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Christ Church Cathedral

Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: , Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317 636-4577
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Description: On the National Register of Historic Places, this beautiful 1857 church is...
On the National Register of Historic Places, this beautiful 1857 church is known for its Tiffany stained glass windows. It is the home church and ceremonial seat of the Bishop of Indianapolis, who oversees 51 congregations in central and southern Indiana.
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This church is very cute from the outside. Wasn't what I expected on the inside. The organ is gorgeous and the stain glass is beautiful. Worth stopping for two minutes to look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This church is very cute from the outside. Wasn't what I expected on the inside. The organ is gorgeous and the stain glass is beautiful. Worth stopping for two minutes to look inside.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It feels strange to review a church! This site is an active church, an active part of the community, and a part of Indianapolis history. The sanctuary has an intimate and historic feel to it. I can imagine past generations praying in here. NO this is not my congregation nor even my religion. Check out the stained glass. Hear the... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just steps away from the Starbucks, the Episcopal Cathedral was built in 1857. Designed by the Irish architect William Tinsley, it is in the neo-Gothic style, designed to resemble a Medieval Parish church. The church provides a self-guided tour booklet for the building and the artwork which explains the symbolism and provenance of the various elements you will see. In... More 

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West University Place, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This church is off monument circle. We have a Christ Church in Houston so being an Episcopalian I was interested. The church was founded in 1837 while the Houston church was 1839. So a close link to a place I know well. While the stained glass windows may or may not be Tiffany , these windows are stunning. Plus in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The church is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. If you're on the circle and the doors are open, step inside. You'll be glad you did.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Visiting various churches and cathedrals is an interesting past-time. This one was beautiful and in good condition. My daughter really enjoyed the visit.

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

In town and walking the Circle. Decided to try a church service. Not our religion, but we were welcomed and participated. Beautiful Gothic church in very middle of Downtown.

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is a beautifully restored and maintained cathedral which is definitely a city treasure. It is located directly across the street from the famous Soldiers and Sailors Monument so it is easily seen and accessible. Everyone visiting Indianapolis ought to plan to pay a short visit. We happened to be in town for the church's annual fund raiser called the... More 

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Dimmitt, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a beautiful gem right in the middle of downtown Indianapolis. It is free of charge and has a great connection to history. The bells of this church rang out as Lincoln lay in state at the capitol building. Impressive architecture.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Beautiful old world arcitecture! Windows and the stone are magnificant.Excellant quality was puy into this church.

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