St. Paul’s Church, Landour
Photographs taken March 29, 2013
ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, LANDOUR:
Give thanks to Lord for He is good. His love endures forever -Psalm 107:1
I transited through Landour, during my recent trip to Himalayas. This small town has its own ‘old-world’ character and has many gems hidden in its folds.
One such gem is ‘St. Paul’s Church’.
St. Paul’s is an Anglican church in Landour, India. The church was built in 1839 and first consecrated on May 1, 1840, by Bishop Daniel Wilson of Calcutta. From 1840 to 1947, the church was run by military chaplains and was the premier church for the cantonment used primarily by the British residents of Landour and the British Military Hospital during the British Raj.
St. Paul’s was built in 1840 by Bishop Daniel Wilson who saw the need for the construction of a church in Landour, which would become the main station of the Anglican church in the Dehradun district. The church was another in a line of recently constructed buildings above Kilmarnock, including the Christ Church Mussoorie— built four years previous in 1836— and the British Military Hospital, completed in 1838. Upon its opening, St. Paul’s was government owned and could seat 250 people. It was created for the particular use of the British troops based at the Landour convalescent depot.
[Italicised data source – Wikipedia]
In the church I also came across many memorial plaques of British officers, who died young and far away from home, battling tropical diseases and malaria.
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