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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Pictures of St. Mary’s Church in Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, India

Lansdowne is a picturesque cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Founded in 1887 and developed by the British as training center of the Garhwal Rifles. It is the perfect place to meditate and rejuvenate your soul.
To know more about Lansdowne click here.
Here are some pictures of St. Mary’s Church taken by my brother when he visited Lansdowne recently as part of his college trip. Thank you Akhil for sharing the pictures. GOD Bless.
About the Church: Construction of this Protestant (I am sure Anglican) Church began in 1895 by Lieutenant Hume of Royal Engineers. It was completed in 1896. The church fell into disuse after 1947. The building has now been restored by Garhwal Rifle Regiment.





Group of visitors adoring the Sanctum Sanctorum

The Altar



Visitors watching a film on Garhwal Rifles Regiment - 1

Visitors watching a film on Garhwal Rifles Regiment - 2

Memorabilia and trinkets from the local past – 1

Memorabilia and trinkets from the local past – 2


Garhwal Rifles Regiment - who maintain the church building




Repairs being done



9 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting the pictures. It was my great-grandfather who designed the church so I am pleased to see it is still standing and attracting visitors!

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    1. When was the last time you visited?

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  2. Could anyone give me a contact number of the church leader? I My self is Titus G Gengmei from Rajpur, Dehra Dun. Thank you.

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  3. Shubhendu Chakravorty15 August 2013 at 12:24

    I have recently been to this Church and the Army has been attempting to restore it to the olden glories...a wonderful experience visiting the beautiful church.

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  4. I recently visited Lansdowne and was disappointed to see that this church is now open only on Saturdays and Sundays

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  5. I visited Lansdowne recently and was really surprised by the beauty and majesty of the Church.

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  6. I visited Lansdowne recently and was really surprised by the beauty and majesty of the Church.

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  7. Wonderful photos. Do you have a close up of the photo of the couple outside the church with wedding guests, Roger Malcolm Durant Willcocks and his bride?

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    1. Sorry. I don't have a lose up.

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