Waterbury Memorial Telugu Baptist Church in ChennaiChennai is a cosmopolitan town with people belonging to all religions living amicably. The city has a considerable population of Christians too. Christianity began to spread in the southern part of India during 1500s with the advent of Europeans.
The Waterbury Memorial Telugu Baptist Church at Perambur in Chennai was the first Telugu church in Chennai.
Waterbury memorial Telugu Baptist church
No 8/53 Cooks Road (Perambur),
Chennai 600012, Tamil Nadu, India
Building of Waterbury Memorial Telugu Baptist ChurchRev Norman Mather Waterbury arrived in India as a missionary in the year 1881. He came to India with his wife. He was appointed as a missionary by the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society.
Telugu Churches in ChennaiWaterbury Memorial Telugu Baptist Church is a Telugu Churches, one among many other Telugu churches in Chennai. When Rev Norman Mather Waterbury came to India, he started working with local Telugu speaking population.
Other Telugu Churches in Chennai are -
- Calvary Telugu Church, Chennai
- Madras Centenary Telugu Baptist Church, Chennai
- Calvery Telugu Church, Tiruvottiyur, Chennai
- Nlag Telugu Church, Saidapet, Chennai
- Telugu Baptist Church, Chennai
- Rose Of Sharon A.G. Church, Kodambakkam, Chennai
Dedication of Waterbury Memorial Telugu Baptist ChurchRev Norman Mather Waterbury died on November 11, 1886. This was also the day which was fixed for dedicating the new church building. His funeral service and the dedication of the new church building were done at the same time.
Celebrating the Anniversary of the ChurchTo recall the contribution of Rev Norman Mather Waterbury for the local populace and Telugu speaking people, the authorities have resolved to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the church starting from October 1 to October 3, 2014.
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