St. Mark's Cathedral
St. Mark's Cathedral
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Jehosh
Chennai (Madras), India2,587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
A majestic 200 year old church located in centre of Bengaluru city. Dont forget to click lots of pictures
Has ample car parking space and suitable for other events too.
Visited here for a Sunday service during November month and it was a special service for army people.
Was astonished to see so many army people and ex army people dressed up in full for that special service.
Has multiple service timings every Sunday. So do check them directly for service timings
Written January 13, 2022
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cynstepin
Bengaluru, India30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
The St.Mark's Cathedral is a well-known landmark of the city, and has lent its name to one of its arterial roads, a well-known hotel on the same road, and even the famous Church street off Brigade road, since the street leads to St. Mark's! The iconic watering-hole of the hoi -polloi of the city - Koshy's - is actually located on the eastern end of the Cathedra's grounds. The over-200-year-old cathedral is famous for its stained glass, pillared facade and its very old pipe organ, regularly used in the several services held during the week. There are three services on Sunday mornings, at 7, 8.30, and 10 am respectively, and a less formal one at 6.15 pm. The 8.30 am service is noted for its traditional sung communion service with full complement of choir. A visit to this gracious yet vibrant place of worship will be a memorable one.
Written February 13, 2015
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Laawrence
Bangalore, Karnataka, India17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
It is a 200 year old Cathedral which seats the Bishop of Karnataka Central Diocese of Church of South India right in the CBD(Central Business District) of Bangalore,they have maintained the Anglican charm of the place,they have the typical traditional Sunday services at 4 different and convenient timings 7 AM,8:30 AM,10:30AM and 6:15 PM.The best part is they have a special service every November to mark the cessation of World War II which is represented by the Indian Armed Forces.

A must visit site for all visitors to Bangalore especially foreigners and Christian from across the world
Written May 27, 2014
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melisha n
Bangalore58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Known for the rare musical instrument it houses, St Mark’s Cathedral is a historic monument. A towering 80-year-old pipe organ standing majestically by the altar and was donated in 1928 to the church by Avis F Cowdrey, father of British cricketer Colin Cowdrey as they owned a house in Bangalore. The musical instrument stands two storeys tall and has been built in teak, ivory and zinc.

The German instrument is still going strong with recent repairs attended by Swiss technicians made possible by the enthusiasm of Rev Vincent Rajkumar.

The organ lay silent for 20 years, but was rejuvenated recently. Now it is back in working condition thanks to its total restoration in March 2007. An initiative by the St Mark’s Cathedral management along with a group of Swiss organ builders has fully restored the instrument to its original grandeur, at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.

After restoration, the blowers which were earlier manually operated were powered by an electric magnet making it easier for the player. Care was taken to restore it without tampering its original sounds.

Those who have played the grand piece have express delight at the single sound that the 100 pipes of the organ produce at the touch of a key. Several European tourists now visit the cathedral after the instrument was put back to use after a long gap.

Written January 31, 2012
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TonyBinEye
Peterborough, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Friends
Excellent church. My wife was baptised there in 1949, and they looked up the records and we were able to get a copy of her Baptism Certificate. It was break time at the church school, and the boys were soooo friendly! They were calling us aunty and uncle, and thsat took me back to my boyhood in India more than 50 years ago. Wonderful!
Written October 26, 2011
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selvan_koilpillai
chennai58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
Having stayed in a hotel in Lavely road, we went to Sunday morning service. The good old architecture, neat, clean and good admosphere. Very good message, very organised people on a very peaceful Sunday. It was amazingly peaceful experience, after 21 years of gap in the same church. People those who are attending service regularly are very furtunate and lucky.
Written October 19, 2011
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John P
Baltimore, MD41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As an Anglican Christian, St. Mark's is where I worship when in Bangalore. This stunning heritage church built in 1808-1812, fills completely multiple times each Sunday, and was designed to reflect the architecture of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. If you just visit to see the architecture, the bonus is that this is not a museum, but very much the center of a very active and lively faith community.
Written November 27, 2019
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Prochef65
Houston, TX50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Business
English service, nice way to experience more of the local culture. If you're used to hymnals with the music along with words, be prepared to go without... ;-)
Written July 22, 2015
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Sunil E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
The Cathedral still has some of the old world charm of Bangalore. The gardens surrounding the cathedral are relaxing with a number of flowering trees. The insides of the cathedral still have he old charm and have not been spoilt by garish lighting and fittings as in the case of St. John's Church.
Written April 5, 2015
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w360s
Bangalore9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
the epitome of sanctity and serenity, the cathedral has been a clear indication of the lovely architecture and the values that they uphold.
Written February 18, 2015
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