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“A church with a french feeling”

Sacred Heart Church
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Its a small church nothing to boast of but worth a visit if you are in Chandannagar. It is nicely maintained.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Chandannagar, is a town on the river Hooghly .It is a former French colony located about 35 kilometres north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India. The town looks like any other congested small town in India. All that remains of the town’s French past is the area along 1 km road lined by a wide pavement on the bank of the Hooghly river. The Sacred Heart Church of Chandannagar (l'Eglise du Sacré Cœur) is one of the few buildings in the Strand area that have withstood the ravages of time. A marble plaque says that the church was inaugurated by Father Goethals on 27 January 1884.
The Church is off the Strand and is visible from there. To reach it, we walked for a couple of minutes on a road perpendicular to the Strand .This road bifurcates in front of the Church and hence the front compound of the Church is not rectangular, but triangular.
The Church is 2 storeyed with two towers on either side. Its pristine white exterior is a beautiful contrast to the greenery around. A statue of Jesus in the triangular front garden greets the visitors. The interior has beautiful stained glasses and walls contain coloured reliefs of Jesus carrying the cross. One needs to check Church timings to visit the interiors.
At the Sacred Heart Church, we enjoyed the twin bliss of viewing an excellent specimen of 19th century colonial architecture while experiencing its serene environment.

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