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“Another church in Fort Kochi!”

Church of Saint Francis
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

It was looking pretty tired inside. I can understand that.....with so many old churches in Fort Kochi, it must be difficult to raise the funds to keep them in good order. I'm sure the climate doesn't help. Nevertheless, it was interesting to note that Vasco de Gama's remains had been kept there for a few years following his death.

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

I visited Easter Sunday church service. Everyone from the church was so nice. I hesitated a moment because I wasn't sure if it was the English service and many people came to reassure me at once. Very pleasant.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We had some old photographs of this church with us taken in 1937. You could have superimposed both the old and the new images of the altar and there would have been very little difference! Originally built in 1503 by the Portuguese. It changed hands and religions several times until finally it has come into the care of the State in 1923. It has suffered from the usual bureaucratic mind set which has removed the beautiful teak roof and replaced it with easily maintained corrugated iron!
It is a modest, unpretentious structure which does not reflect its historical importance.

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

This church started it's life being Roman Catholic under the Portugues, protestant under the Dutch, after which the Church of England (and now Church of South India) settled in. The history is reflected in many interesting details. Many Dutch and Portugues tomb stones. Interestingly: the place where Vasco da Gama was originally buried in the church is still marked!

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

This church is right in the main area of town, so you should go see it. It needs a lot of maintenance and there are lots of hawkers selling goods outside it. Without a guide it is a stop the " check it off the list of things seen". With a guide it may be much more interesting.

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