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St John's Catholic Church

Yasmin Mirza
ST JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH :There is a old church which is really beautiful. Go and find some peace here.A Roman Catholic Church in Lansdowne, St John's Church is the only running Church in Lansdowne. Located on the Mall Road, between the way to to St Mary Church, St John's Church was established in 1936. Beautiful interiors and serene atmosphere makes its a must visit place in Lansdowne.Entry Fees : NoneBest Time To Visit : Any Time
Ishita Das Sarkar
> St. John’s Catholic Church: Located at the mall road, the St. John’s Catholic church is the only working church in Lansdowne and is also a prime tourist attraction. This Roman Catholic church was established in 1936 under the supervision of Agra Diocese. Post-independence, when supervision was no longer possible, this church was also neglected and disused. The Government of India took responsibility of this church in the year 1951. In 1977, Rev. Gratian Mundadan wished to start a new mission station at Lansdowne and entrusted the responsibility to Fr. John Chakkanattu. Fr. John worked with great zeal and took up the matter to highest authorities to use the church again. It was in 1980, that the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, granted permission to handover the church to the rightful owners. On 26th April 1980, the property of the church was leased to the Diocese of Bijnor and its possession was transferred on 29th November 1980. Rt. Rev. Dr. Paulinus Jeerakath CMI, Bishop of Jagdalpur blessed the re-erected St. John’s Catholic Church on 28th April 1983. Since then, daily prayers are offered at the church, which is open to believers and non-believers of all faith. Today, the church stands beautifully with a tall structure that reflects the architectural style of the British era.o Timings: Open All days. (8.00 am to 5.00 pm)o Entry ticket: Not required.
Sambhav Poddar