Churches in ChennaiThe rule of the British and other Europeans such as; the Portuguese, Dutch and the French, paved the way to, spread of Christianity in Chennai, capital city of Tamil Nadu.
Popular Churches in Chennai
Santhome Basilica in Chennai:Santhome Basilica is a catholic church in Chennai. It was built over St. Thomas tomb by the Portuguese. It was rebuilt in 1893 by the Britishers.It is an important pilgrimage center for the Christians in India.
Basilica has published a hymns book in English for conducting holy mass in the English language and other holy services.
St Mary’s Church in ChennaiThe church was in subsistence since the year 1680, and was the main place of worship for the Britisher’s who were living in Chennai. This was the first Anglican Church in India.
The most important artifacts of the church are its altarpiece, a painting depicting the scene of the last supper, silverware and a bible that dates back to the year 1660.
Velankkani Church in ChennaiVelankanni Church is situated in Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar, and it is a famous area in Chennai and it was named after Annie Besant.
The worshippers who come to this church, are firm believers in the miraculous power of Madonna, and are in honor of Our Lady of Health, Madonna.
Armenian Church in Chennai
This church is positioned in Armenian Street, Parrys, and dates back to the year; 1712. It is believed to be one of the oldest, churches in the Indian Subcontinent.
The church graves are believed to have 350 Armenian men buried.
The other famous churches in Chennai are the C.S.I Holy Cross Church and St Andrew’s church.
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Some Other Churches in Chennai are:
- Apostolic Fellowship in Church
- Armenian Church of Virgin Mary
- Calvary Baptist Church
- Catholic Centre in Church
- Christos Assembly of God
- Evangelical Church of India
- Inter Church Service Association
- Laymens Evanglical Fellowship
- National Missionary in Church
- Siswa Elim Church in Church
- St George Cathedral Church
- St Marrys Co in Church
- St.Theresa Church in Church
- New Life Assembly of God Church
- Powerhouse Church
- River of Destiny City Church
- Tamil Methodist Church
- Miracle AG Church
- Victory Churches of India
- Christ The Rock Church
- Pastor D Mohan’s AG Church
- Pentecostal Worship Church
- Vepery Gospel Hall
- The Anglican Church of South India
- Telugu Church in Chennai
- Adonai New Life Worship Centre
- Love Apostolic Church
- Friends Gospel Ministries
- Berachah Church