Sunday service at a church is always a beautiful experience and the Sunday mass at St. Mark’s Cathedral, a protestant church in Bangalore is a truly beautiful and spiritual service. Imagine singing along with the choir accompanied by an 80 year old organ – an experience worth remembering. One of the twelve disciples of Jesus, St. Mark was also one of the writers of the gospel. Completed in 1812, the foundation of this church was laid in 1808. The Bishop of Calcutta consecrated the church in 1816 and since then the church has been a place of solace and peace for the thousands who have entered its doorway.
A semicircular chancel, a huge and magnificent dome and Roman arches, the church built in the colonial architectural style, is a classic and splendid building. The entrance to the church is adorned with woodwork that shows the finesse in the intricate work that was done two hundred years ago. Glass work done more recently competes with this in showcasing the skills of the craftsmen who worked here. The bell of the church not only has a lovely peal, but is also amongst the best maintained bells in Bangalore. Located on M G Road in the heart of the city, St. Mark’s Cathedral is flocked by believers and visitors alike. Every Christmas, the church organizes the annual festival of peace which is held with the intent to bring together people from different religions and all walks of life. Also involved in a large number of charitable causes, the church regularly funds medical aid and education support for the poor and the needy. A truly holy and calm place indeed!
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|
|Timings||All days of the week except Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|