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Churches in Varanasi

Church is the holy shrine of the Christian community. This place is mainly devoted to offer prayers, worship god and enhance the calmness of mind and soul. Varanasi, the place known as the religious ground for Hindus as well as Muslims, is also holy land for the Christians. Though there is no special ancient religious history for the Christian community, the presence of churches hold remarkable significance for them. There are ample of Churches in Varanasi, which have strengthened the belief of the minority community in India at this very sacred ground. St. Mary’s Church is the major one followed by different others.

St. Mary’s Church in Varanasi Cantt

St Mary Church Varanasi Cantt

St. Mary’s Church located close to JHV mall, Cantt. Locality is a 200years old Christian religious destination. The church was established by Rev George Weatly, in 1810. This very church carries a glorious and classic history, due to which it is even termed as ‘Church of England or Englishia Church’. Queen Elizabeth II toured this church in the year 1960. Presently the church is no more used to offer prayers. INTACH or Indian National Trust for Act, Culture and Heritage has taken the responsibility to renovate this heritage spot and preserve it.

St. Thomas Church in Varanasi

St Thomas Church in VaranasiSt. Thomas Church in Girijaghar, Varanasi is another hot-spot for the Christian community. This Church is also located very close to the Cantonment Railway station. The opening timing of the church differs in summer and winter months. It opens at 5.30 pm during summer and 5.00 pm during winter days. Sunday is a special day for the church along with Christmas, Easter and Good Friday. The address of the church is:

St. Thomas Church, Girijaghar Crossing, Locality- Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

St. Mary’s Church Varanasi

St Mary's Church in VaranasiThe structure of St. Mary’s Church differs from the other churches in Varanasi. The architectural dissimilarity is very prominent and can be visualized very easily. The church has a soaring structure with projecting entrance and low towers. The canopy like structure of the holy church will definitely mesmerize the visitors. The church is located very close to the Cantonment railway station and can be reached via auto, taxi or cycle-rickshaw from various parts of the city. The Church stays open from morning 7 to evening 8. Christmas, Good Friday and also Sunday are the ideal time to visit the religious institutions of the Christians. The address of the church is:

St. Mary’s Church, Near IG Police Office, Cantonment Railway station, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Other well known churches in Varanasi are:

St. Francis Xavier Church
Azamgarh, Atlas Pokhra
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - 276001

Our Lady of Fatima Church

Mawaiya, Sarnath
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – 221007

St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Benipur, Jan Seva Ashram
Christnagar P.O, Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh – 221003

Christ the King Church
Mughalsarai, Chandauli District
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – 232101

St. Patrick Church
Jaunpur, Siddiqpur
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – 222110

St. Joseph the Worker Church
Lohata, Dhannipur
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – 221107

St. John the Baptist Church
Chandauli, Katsila
Jagdisarai Post
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – 232104

St. Francis of Assisi Church
Nagwa, B 30/76
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – 221005

Infant Jesus Church
Roman Catholic Church

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