Cathedral Church of the Redemption

Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Located on Church Road, north of Jaipur Column, the Cathedral Church of the Redemption, stands to the west of Parliament House. Henry Medd, who won many architectural competitions, designed this simple yet attractive cathedral built between 1927 and 1935. He belonged to the Lutyens’ school of architecture, which is reflected in the design of the church. Though the exterior of the church is ordinary, with red sandstone roofing, the interior is very striking. The interior of this Anglican Church has small recessed openings that filter the sunlight. It also has a fine organ as well as a striking stained glass window. The cathedral now belongs to the Church of North India.

 

Lord Irwin donated the silver cross in the church. He also donated a picture, which can be seen in the eastern end of the church. Lord Irwin is believed to have donated the picture to express his gratitude for God’s grace, when he narrowly escaped an attempt to blow up his train in 1929.

 

The cathedral hosts religious concerts on festivals such as Christmas and Easter every year. A choir called the Capital City Minstrels performs concerts of choral music and carol singing on these religious occasions in the Cathedral Church of the Redemption.

 

Entry to the church is free and anyone can enter the complex for blessings.