Cathedral of Sacred Hearts
Introduction: Cathedral of Sacred Hearts is one of the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in Delhi which belongs to the Latin Rite. This beautiful brown and yellow masterpiece are standing between two prominent schools, St. Columba’s and Convent of Jesus and Merry. The complex also houses the headquarters of the Indian Archdiocese. Church utilizes more than 14 acres of area in Connaught Place near the Gol Dak Khana at Bhai Vir Singh Marg. In 2011, Cathedral was named as one of the icons of the city of Delhi by “The Hindustan Times“. If you are a peace lover and want to spend some time being in solitude we bet you this place will worth your time. Just like many other Delhi churches this one too welcomes the people from all caste and religion and age group.
History: It was designed by Henry Alexander Medd, who was part of Lutyen’s team that designed much of New Delhi. The church was established by Father Luke, a member of the Franciscan first order and was founded by St. Francis of Assisi. In 1929 Rev. Dr. E.Vanni (the Archbishop of Agra) laid the foundation stone of the Cathedral. The construction of this cathedral was started in 1930. It had to be originally built in Delhi Cantonment but that land was taken over by the Indian Army and the present plot was allotted for construction in exchange. According to some people, all the expenses were incurred by the colonial officers of the British Empire but no one knows the truth yet. The main Altar of the Church is made of pure marble was donated by Sir Anthony de Mello.
Timing: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Prayer timings: Two times a day
Address: 1, Ashok Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Nearest metro station: Patel Chowk
Celebrations: Easter and Christmas
Contact no.: 011-23363593