Armenian Church in Chennai

The church popular for its stunning bell tower

The church popular for its stunning bell tower | Photo credit: Svs99n/wikimedia

Armenian Church Overview

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Reconstructed in 1772 on the Armenian cemetery, this church has become popular as it houses a stunning bell tower (also known as belfry) that contains 6 bells. With a massive weight of 150 kilograms per bell, the bells are huge in size ranging from 21 to 26 inches. At 9:30 am every Sunday, all six bells are rung together by the caretaker.

Initially, people used to come here for praying but now this place is preserved as a heritage site. Managed by the The Armenian Church Committee in Kolkata, almost 350 Armenian (group of merchants in Madras Presidency) graves are laid here.

  • Opening Closing Time 9 am to 2:30 pm

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Armenian Street, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Parrys, Chennai- 600001