St. John's Church
St. John's Church
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EJR19
Buonconvento, Italy90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We couldn’t believe the transformation of a rather rundown, albeit deeply historical, church into a really exquisitely maintained church. The restoration isn’t finished but already the white and gold shows what a fine building it was and is. And the gardens are beautifully kept with the best flower beds I have seen in India since the Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir (albeit on a rather smaller scale!) Do go and admire the way in which Kolkata is, yet again, starting to value and care for its history. Well done all those responsible at St Johns.
Written 31 January 2020
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Suvendu Halder
Calcutta, West Bengal, India18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Location: in a busy area of the city. If you go on a Sunday or other such public holiday, it’s an easy drive.
Parking: dedicated sufficient open parking at the rear of the church.
Maintenance: except for some parts, it’s quite well maintained. Is quiet and peaceful even though hemmed in by buildings.
Toilets: at the rear of the grounds
A lovely place to go to. A lot of history of the city.
Please note that this is a place of worship. Please do enjoy the solitude and history of the place.
Written 6 January 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK22,676 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
An interesting church, but it is the various links with the British period that makes the visit important for travellers from the UK. The Zoffany painting showing his interpretation of “The Last Supper” using fashionable members of the then Calcutta Society is certainly stunning and is in it’s recently restored glory. Nearby is an excellent Organ. In the Gardens an eclectic selection of buildings include The Mausoleum of Job Charnock (The founder of Calcutta), which is supposedly the oldest piece of masonry in Kolkata. There are also a selection of further items with interesting inscriptions including the “Black Hole” memorial which has been moved from it’s original site near to the General Post Office. The GPO was built on the site of Fort William where the dungeon was situated and if you separately visit there and look at the steps of the present building there are brass strips said to outline the position of the dungeon. There is a plaque on the Post Office wall to that effect. Back at the Church and returning inside do not miss the room on the right where Warren Hastings held some of his meetings and includes his chair and study table together with many exhibits.
Written 14 June 2013
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Manjusree N
Manjusree N
Nainital, India1,855 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
Fantastic to see the beautiful church which reminds the architecture of East India Company when Kolkata was the capital of India in 1787.Now days it's become heritage monument. It can be reached easily through walking distance from Esplanade, near Rajbhawan.
Timings -7.30 AM - 5 PM
Written 13 February 2016
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smundkur
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
One of the earliest churches built by East India Company in Kolkata, Not very well maintained (surprised as the Church authorities in India are not exactly poor!). Interesting in parts and was fascinated by the gravestone of a certain lady, Mrs Johnson who had so many husbands.
Written 20 October 2013
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Claire B
London, UK113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Friends
There are some interesting memorials and features to this colonial-era building. The black-hole memorial was interesting, but I was most fascinated by the mausoleum of Mrs Johnson in the far corner who saw out far more husbands than is usual!
Written 1 October 2013
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Dee S
Shropshire, UK496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
A piece of tranquility in the city. It houses the memorial to the Dark Hole of Calcutta & Johann Zoffany paintings. It is definitely worth a visit.
Written 15 April 2015
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Ranjan R
Cambridge, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Recently renovated, the Church stands amidst a large patch of greenery in the heart of Central Kolkata. From the mausoleum of Job Charnok , to the marble plaques next to the entrance, detailing the donation of the land by Raja Nabakrishna Deb and the laying of the foundation by Warren Hastings; the memorials to the soldiers, wives and children of the East India Company, the monument to the Black Hole,
Written 12 April 2015
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Sasha M
Sydney, Australia393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
The outside is quite deceptive, so make sure you go in. The fee is nominal, 10 rupees at the main gate. Inside there are marvellous old memorial stones that have flowing tributes to the people they are dedicated to. The language and prose allows an insight into what was held dear at the time. The beautiful mosaic of the alter and the lovely (but small) stain glass window, will offer the photo enthusiastic some good opportunities as photography is not restricted. This was well worth the visit.
Written 19 January 2014
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Walke1l
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
I went to the Sunday morning service. The city was still quite peaceful and the church and the service was like going back in time, I just loved it. The congregation was very small only about 8 or 9 but I felt welcome and comfortable even though I went alone. The service was held with all the side doors open and just a few electric fans but it felt cool enough and this just added to the atmosphere.
Written 7 May 2013
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