(Last Updated on : 29/07/2013)
Churches of Gujarat
are famous as the monuments of cultural and historical significance. The prevalent Christianity in Gujarat had been sheltered in these churches since ages. The establishment of some of these churches also marks some important events in the history of India. Apart from being the religious centres, these churches also contribute to enrich the national heritage of India.
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church is situated at Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. The church is built in its own architecture without adopting any traditional style. The crucifix of the church represents a Risen Christ which is an Indian one. The attractive crucifix is highly attractive in its own way.
Church Of Christ
Another significant church of Gujarat
is Church of Christ located in Vadodara
. It is a Government Registered Organization and reserves all the legal rights needed for performing religious ceremonies.
Methodist Church is situated in Maninagar. The members of this church honour Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord.
St. James Church
St James Church, located in Baroda
, is also known as the White Church. The church is among the oldest churches of India. The architecture of the church exhibits a gothic style of 19th century. However, influences of classical style of architecture are also evident in the low pitched roof of the roof. The church is dedicated to James Sutherland Esquire who was the Political Commissioner for 'Guzerat' and Resident at the Court of Highness the 'Guicoward'.
Shahpur Methodist Church
Shahpur church was established in April 1973. It is also associated with a social centre.
The elegant Churches of Gujarat exhibit extremely graceful architecture, mostly having a gothic style. However, combination of other architectural styles can also be seen in these churches. In addition to being a pilgrimage site, they also attract a number of tourists from different regions of India.
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