Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Cathedral Church of the Redemption in Delhi
Cathedral Church of the Redemption also known as Viceroy Church, is Amongst beautiful and magnificent Churches in India, Church is located east of Parliament House in New Delhi and Rashtrapati Bhavan which was used by then British Viceroy. The Church resembles the shape of a Birthday cake with a candle placed on top. The Church derives its name from Palladio's Church of Il Redentore in Veniceas well as Lutyens St Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption India, is a part of the Delhi diocese of the Church of North India (CNI)
History of Cathedral Church of the Redemption
The Cathedral Church of the Redemption traces its origin to the early 1900CE. when Rev. T.R. Dixon was appointed as the Chaplain to meet the spiritual needs of the British officers in the Capital of India. The Cathedral was built in eight years and was completed in the year 1935. The Cathedral Church was opened to public worship on Sunday, 18 January 1931.
Architecture of Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Cathedral was designed by Henry Medd. Cathedral was built in such a manner that even in the extreme summers it remains cool and serene. The Church has beautifully curved high arches and delicate domes, which won the heart of the then Viceroy Lord Irwin, Lord irwin gifted an organ and a silver Cross to the Church,
Location of Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Located immediately to the north of the Jaipur Column, Sir Edwin Lutyens' plans for the new capital at New Delhi included a plot for the construction of an Anglican place of worship.
How to reach
Airways: Delhi is the capital city of India, hence it has domestic as well as international airport that operates flights from here to all the major cities of India.
Railways: Delhi is the main railway station of north India, there are regular rails operated from here to all the major cities of India.
Road ways: There are state transport and luxury bus services available from here to all the major cities of India. There are local bus and taxis services available from the main centre to Cathedral Church of the Redemption. There are even other transportation facilities available from bus station to Cathedral Church of the Redemption.