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Christ Church - Shimla, copyright Picturejockey : Navin Harish 2005-2012

16th January 2013

Christ Church - Shimla

Designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau in 1844, the Christ Church was built in the neo-Gothic style in 1857 to serve the largely Anglican British community in what was formerly called Simla, Christ Church is situated on The Ridge where is stands out as one of the prominent landmarks of Shimla. The silhouette of Christ Church is visible for miles around the vicinity of Shimla city.

The clock adorning Christ Church was donated by Colonel Dumbleton in 1860. The porch was added in 1873.

The church contains five stained glass windows which you will se shortly. One represents the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Patience and Humility. The Pipe-Organ of Christ Church is the biggest in the Indian subcontinent and was erected in September 1899