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The Medak Cathedral is located near the city centre of Medak. This church is considered as the seat of the Bishop and is counted amongst the largest churches in South India. The cathedral controls the Diocese of Medak, which is the second largest in the world and the single largest diocese in Asia.

The church was consecrated on 25th December, 1924. The cathedral stands on the site where a small worshipping place for Christians was located during the 19th century. It was constructed on the orders of Charles Walker Posnett, an administrator of the British army soldiers at Trimulgherry.

As Posnett was unsatisfied with the performance of the army, he shifted them to the Medak village. During that time Posnett had to travel from Hyderabad to Medak for administering his army. Finally, Posnett decided to construct a bungalow at Medak.

For providing employment to the local people of the region, he ordered the construction of the church. The 100 ft wide and 200 ft long church can accommodate around 5,000 visitors at a time.

The church has been designed in the Gothic revival style and is adorned with six different coloured mosaic tiles that were imported from England. The huge pillars built with grey stone support the gallery of the church. The square shaped valuators fixed on the ceilings, along with the hollow sponge material, make the church sound-proof.

The bell-tower of this church is around 175 ft high. The Nizam of Hyderabad ordered a reduction in the height of this bell-tower as it was larger than the Charminar.

The stained glass windows of the church are one of its prominent attractions that represent different instances of the life of Jesus Christ. These windows were designed by Sir O. Salisbury of England.

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Unique church

I have never seen a church like this. It is very beautiful and marvellous civil engineering is involved. While seating inside it is very pleasant. There is a big lawn on the right side to the entrance. Children are enjoying the lawn.
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Medak Cathedral, Medak
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