St. John Church in Dharamshala

Feel at peace at the St. John Church.

Feel at peace at the St. John Church. | Photo credit: Rajkumar1220/flickr

St. John Church Overview

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St. John Church also known as St. John in the Wilderness is one of the oldest an Anglican churches in the region, dedicated to John the Baptist. Built in 1852, amidst deodar forests, the church is built in neo-Gothic architectural style and is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows that were donated by Lady Elgin, wife of Lord Elgin. This church itself is dedicated to Lord Elgin, the British Viceroy, who died in 1863 in Dharamshala.

During a strong earthquake in 1905 in Kangra, the church’s bell tower got destroyed. A new bell was built in 1915 by Mears and Stainbank, which was brought from England.

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Road to Naddi Village from McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, HP 176215