Christ Church –
This church is based in the Hazratganj area of Lucknow and was built by the British in 1860. The metallic cross, gorgeous railings and three floor tower offers some of the most charming look to the church. Also, the several engravings done over the doors and windows too add an edge to the aesthetic value of this church. As per the records, the Christ Church is the very first Church of Northern India (CNI) and ranks the 3rd one in India. The church carries one important feature – the engaged five-storey pointed tower.
Over the doors and windows you would find Gothic arches having arabesque frames for the stained glass panels. The prayer hall inside the Christ Church is very much impressive for lofty recessed arches and spaciousness surrounded over the tall circular pilasters. It carries aesthetically designed wooden altar. The beautiful window at the altar carries the stained glass panels showcasing several holy figures.
Address: H 56, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Park Road, Hazratganj Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh-226001
Phone no.: 0522 232 2632
Old Methodist Church –
This is one of the oldest churches in Lucknow and has a great importance for the Christian community since this was the very place where the Christian services in the city started in 1858 by William Butler. However, in 1870, the first congregation was formally organized by known Evangelist, Taylor wherein he gave his first sermon. The present day church was later built in 1877. The cruciform plan of the Old Methodist Church has followed the conventional pattern whereas the tri-arched opening of the portico comes with a slanting roof having crowned by a number of ornamental crosses.
The recessed pointed arch is in the form of Gothic, while the church was constructed using brick and then was covered with white lime plaster. The construction and structure of the three-storey tower found in this church is incredible having metallic cross and a conical spire. The middle floor carries a set of two arched windows backed by circular ventilators over all the sides. All the slanting roofs are covered with ornamental crosses.
Address: Ganesh Ganj, Aminabad Road Raniganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh- 226018
Church of the Epiphany –
This incredibly designed Church was constructed in 1877. The front elevation of Church of the Epiphany is simply remarkable with a five-storeyed tower, which is seen rising above the main entrance. This tower is flanked by two different solid turrets while its steep verticality is seen getting balanced by smaller size tapering towers over the four different corners. The regular features of this tower are the rectangular ventilators and the arched windows. If you compare the prayer hall of Church of the Epiphany with the Christ Church, it happens to be very much similar in terms of design and other things. Several other important features of the church include the tri arched windows, pillared arches and wooden altar.
Address: Kaiserbagh Officer’s Colony, Lalbagh Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh- 226001
Central Methodist Church –
This church was established in 1859 by the first pastor of these historical religious places called Rev Joel Janvier (also the first Methodist convert). The Central Methodist Church has an imposing building carrying projecting portico, a square tower having Indo-European design parapets and circular ventilators having the small and solid towers over the corners. The spacious prayer hall carries the tri-arched windows with the central one being the biggest in size. The church has the history of 24 pastors serving till date while the current Pastor is Rev Dr. Herbert Able. The church has several events and services for poor and downtrodden in the area. Its membership tolls around 4763 in the city.
Address: Cantonment Road, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226001
All Saints Garrison Church –
This is one of the most beautiful churches in Lucknow but can be called as a deserted one at the moment. Though you can find a couple of small congregations happening here in All Saints Garrison Church but it is non operational. It is surrounded by a big neglected compound having loads of bushes and wild trees. Only seldom Sundays you will find few people collecting here and carrying out some religious rituals. Though it is one of the most beautiful churches in the city but at the moment it is ironically a secluded place. If you want peace and solitude, this could be a right church to visit in Lucknow.
Address: Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lalbagh area, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226002
Grace Bible Church –
This church is one of modern churches in Lucknow, which was built in 1997 being managed by the group called Paul Educational Society headed by John Thomas Raja. It is more known as a popular service centre, which has been the source of various kinds of support to the poor and down trodden people in the vicinity area. It sponsors a number of students along with running a school of 750 children along with carrying out various health camps for different ailments. Besides the same premises is used for various national Christian education programs. If you want to have a glimpse of the social services, visiting this church is always a worthy decision.
Address: C 930 Sector B, Mahanagar Colony, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh- 226006
In case, if you are interested to visit other churches or cathedrals, the handy list given below can help you:
- Beth Arabah Church – Shaheed Nagar, beside Eldeco Colony, Raebareli Road Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226025
- Cathedral of St. Joseph – Near Sarojini nagar, Hazratganj Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226001 Phone no.: 0522 2625992.
- Holy Family Church – 3/251, Vinay Khand, Gomtinagar Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 216010, Phone no.: 0522 2396165
- Holy Redeemer Church – Alambagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh- 226005 Phone no.: 0522 2456634
- Pentecostal Church – Dua Ka Ghar,Mahanagar, Near IT Crossing, Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226020
- St. Francis Xavier Church – Bakshi Ka Talab, District Lucknow Uttar Pradesh – 227202 Phone no.: 05212 298696, 3235168
- Our Lady of Graces Church – No. C – 118, Rajajipuram House, Rajajipuram Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226017 Phone no.: 9415666548.
- Roman Catholic Church – Vijaya Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh- 226010 Phone no.: 9452270839.
- St. Francis of Assissi Church – Nigohan, District Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 227309 Phone no : 0522 2823853.
- St Paul’s Church – Dilkusha 10, Subhash Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226002 Phone no: 0522 2480623, 2481367
- St. Dominic Savio Church – C-399, Indira Nagar Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226006 Phone no.: 0522 2352085
- Yesu Khrist Church – Christ Nagar, near Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226010 Phone no.: 9453137922