St. Marks CathedralCurrently Open [Closes at 01:00 pm]
- Address: 1, M.G. Road, Near To Chinnaswami Stadium, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-8022213633
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
About St. Marks Cathedral, Bengaluru
Founded in 1808, St. Mark’s cathedral is an important attraction of Bangalore. The Bishop of Calcutta consecrated this Cathedral in 1816 and since then it has continued to serve as a beautiful colonial structure with a graceful dome over a semi-circular chancel. As you visit this cathedral, you will be definitely enamoured of the roman archers that grace along the walls. This cathedral also boasts of being one of the best-maintained external bells. What makes this cathedral a special place to visit is that it was modelled along the lines of the 17th-century St Pauls Cathedral. The entrance has elaborate woodwork and ornate carvings coupled with majestically done ceilings and domes. Do visit this cathedral for a spiritual retreatan otherwise bustling city of Bangalore.
St. Marks Cathedral Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
St. Marks Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours
- For mass timings refer official website.
How To reach St. Marks Cathedral by Public Transport
- By Bus: M G Bus Stop
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20.69% of people who visit Bengaluru include St. Marks Cathedral in their plan
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St. Marks Cathedral, Bengaluru Reviews
An absolutely stunning Cathedral at the helm of St. Marks road. Being able to pray here is an honor. The architecture of this church is Victorian and is a sight to be seen. Another inserting feature is the organ which has sound pipes from the erstwhile British Raj. The Bangalore school of music also has a presence here and I had the absolute honor of being trained by the late great David Sebastian.
SUNDAY SERVICE TIMINGS - 1. Morning: 7AM, 8:30 AM (Choral Eucharist) & 10:30 AM 2. Evening: 6:15 PM SENIOR CITIZENS' FELLOWSHIP (with Holy Communion) : 2nd&4th Fridays of every month at 11:00 AM ----------------------------------------------------------- St. Mark's Cathedral is large, old & well-to-do. It has a large membership (possibly over 2000) and many members hold (or have previously held) important positions in the church, Government, military, police, public & private institutions etc. It is also the apex CSI church in Bangalore on account of being a 'Cathedral'. The large membership makes it necessary for St. Mark's to use over 6 pastors and conduct 4 separate worship services on Sundays (7 AM, 10:30 AM & 6:15 PM) and a 'Choral Eucharist' at 8:30 AM. A senior citizens' fellowship (with holy communion) is conducted at 11:00 AM on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of every month, specially intended at seniors & the elderly. Sunday School is conducted regularly on Sundays for children. The Cathedral has a modern 'Resource Centre' with chairs and adequate seating space for small functions, a Board Room, the church office & office rooms of the Presbyter/ Asst. Presbyter. Adjoining the Resource Centre is St. Mark's Music Academy (affiliated to Trinity College, London, UK). The academy is open to members of the public in addition to St. Marks' members. Next-door to the music academy is accommodation for Christian senior citizens (limited). Then, on the opposite side (i.e. the Lavelle Road side) are the residences of pastors. The large compound of the Cathedral is surrounded by walls running all around and it is divided into lawns & gardens, car parking areas, areas for conducting open-air events like wedding receptions, music concerts, Sales & Auctions and the like. The compound contains a variety of trees including fruit trees (e.g. mango & jack-fruit) and very likely has regular bird visitors too! Now, turning to spiritual aspects, the large membership of St.Mark's makes developing close relationships between either pastors and members or between members themselves impossible. You might attend for several Sundays together and yet know neither any of the pastors nor other members closely with the result that you might feel that you don't belong. Pastors are unable to make individual house visits and hence the feeling of isolation might deepen over time. Most major activities of the CSI in Bangalore (like visits of evangelists, foreign choirs etc.) will usually have a hop at St. Mark's. If you plan to visit by Metro, you need to alight at the 'M.G. Road' metro station.
Easter Service - 6am/ 8:30am/10:30am/6pm on Sunday. Vigil service on Saturday 6pm. Good Friday service 9:30am to 12noon.
Very gud Anglican worship, with well disciplined Sunday school.
Very big cathedral with beautiful greenary around....
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