St. John's Church

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 2/2, Council House St, Lal Dighi, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-3322436098
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Known for its beautiful architecture, and quintessential colonial style design, St. John’s Church remind us of time when British rule was prominent here. Built in 1787, the church has been reinstated with stone columns and portraits that will just leave you awe-inspired. To back the breathtaking architecture, there is a lovely premises decked with greens and monuments. Lush surrounding, large statues and quiet ambience makes coming here such a bliss for everyone. The place is also home to the mesmerising ‘Last Supper’ painting drew by artist Johann Zoffany along with memorials of those who served here for the time. For anyone who is interested in the history, this is a must place to visit.

  • Wear modest clothes.

  • Entry is free.

  • Church Worship Timing: 8am to 9am every Sunday.

  • Bus Station: Bankshall Court     

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  • St. John's Church Address: 2/2, Council House St, Lal Dighi, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
  • St. John's Church Contact Number: +91-3322436098
  • St. John's Church Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • St. John's Church Price: Free
  • Best time to visit St. John's Church(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit St. John's Church: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 1.54% of people who visit Kolkata include St. John's Church in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their St. John's Church visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see St. John's Church

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. John's Church

People normally club together Alipore Zoological Gardens and Eco Tourism Park while planning their visit to St. John's Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • The architectural style of the Church is mesmerizing. The spire holds a giant clock, which is wound every day. Large beautiful windows allow the sunlight to filter through the coloured glass. Sitting a while inside the Church brings absolute peace in mind. .ūüėć

  • Important place with historical importance, now it is a heritage building declared by Archeological Society of India,situated at Council House Street,near to Calcutta High Court and Income tax Directorate building.having peaceful environment inside the church in a very busy highly crowded area.

  • St. John's Church, originally a cathedral, was among the first public buildings erected by the¬†Easy India Company¬†after¬†Kolkata¬†(Calcutta) became the effective capital of¬†British India.It is located at the North-Western corner of¬†Raj Bhavan, and served as the¬†Anglican Cathedral of Calcutta¬†till 1847

  • The land for the St. John's Church was donated by the¬†Maharaja¬†Nabo Kishen Bahadur, the founder of the¬†Shovabazar Raj Family.The foundation stone was laid by¬†Warren Hastings, the¬†Governor General of India¬†on 6 April 1784. Two marble plaques at the entrance mark the two historic events. Built by architect James Agg, the St John's church is built with a combination of brick and stone and was commonly known as the "Pathure Girja"(Stone Church). Stone was a rare material in the late 18th century¬†Kolkata. The stones came from the medieval ruins of Gour, and were shipped down the¬†Hooghly River. The minutes book in the church office tell in detail the story of how the ruins of¬†Gaurwere¬†robbed¬†to build St John's church

  • The land for the St. John's Church was donated by the Maharaja Nabo Kishen Bahadur, the founder of the Shovabazar Raj Family.The foundation stone was laid by Warren Hastings, the Governor General of India on 6 April 1784. Two marble plaques at the entrance mark the two historic events. Built by architect James Agg, the St John's church is built with a combination of brick and stone and was commonly known as the "Pathure Girja"(Stone Church). Stone was a rare material in the late 18th century Kolkata. The stones came from the medieval ruins of Gour, and were shipped down the Hooghly River. The minutes book in the church office tell in detail the story of how the ruins of Gaur were robbed to build St John's church. St John's Church Kolkata The church is a large square structure in the Neoclassical architectural style. A stone spire 174 ft tall is its most distinctive feature. The spire holds a giant clock, which is wound every day. One of the driving forces behind the construction of the cathedral was Chaplain William Johnson, the husband of Begum Johnson.

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