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St. John's Church

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Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a must visit in Kolkata, especially for the first-timers and history lovers. Job Charnock grave, black hole memorial, lady Brabournes memorial etc are all on these premises. The church itself stands from the 19th century and the picture of the last supper is an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Natalie1204
Reviewed March 9, 2019

St. John's church in Kolkata, India. St. John's Church, originally a cathedral, was among the first public buildings erected by the East India Company after Kolkata became the effective capital of British India. We made a quick stop to walk around and view the beautiful...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Zlch0c
Reviewed March 1, 2019

A wonderful house of worship well worth a visit. In the grounds you have a monument to those who died in the 'Black Hole of Calcutta'

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Penwyllt
Reviewed February 27, 2019

One of the oldest Church in Kolkata. Super cool structure. And very well maintained. It is beautiful inside.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank reubenranjanfern2017
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Quite an amazing living church. A real must visit. I would love to go to an Evensong or similar. Beautiful inside and reading the plaques gives a great insight into the English language at the time as well as the events of the time. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Darryl C
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Worth a visit, but does not have the uniqueness of some churches in India. Has a definite part to play in the history of Calcutta.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

It was one of the first church to come up in Kolkata. During Christmas it is thronged by all devotees. You can not resist admiring its breathtaking inner decoration. Amolak Rattan Kohli Former Governor Of Mizoram

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

I was lucky to come across this church and lovely grounds and spent some peaceful time here, away from the noisy chaotic streets. I enjoyed visiting this very historic church, being the first anglican cathedral in Kolkata, before St Pauls was built. The last supper...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

What a fabulous church in lovely grounds. The organ and embellishments in the church were nothing short of wonderful. Worth taking the time to read some of the memorial plaques displayed in the church. History on display, literally!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sarahthompson64
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This beautiful church played a large role in the original colonization of the British. The guide we had was a wealth of information. The memorial to the Black Hole of Calcutta is also on the grounds but is not highlighted very much.

Date of experience: March 2018
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