St. John's Church


14.4/5(6 Ratings)

St. John's Church Overview

Ranked 5 of 11 sightseeing in Lansdowne

St. John’s Church, located at the Mall Road, is a Roman Catholic Church established in 1936 under the supervision of Agra Diocese. The construction of this church was completed in the year 1937. In 1947, after the British left India, Agra Diocese could no longer administer this church due to the paucity of priests. Since then, this wonderful church has been neglected and disused, and was eventually handed over to the Government of India in 1951.

In 1977, Rev. Gratian Mundadan wished to start a new mission station at Lansdowne and entrusted the responsibility to Fr. John Chakkanattu. Fr. John worked with great zeal and took up the matter to highest authorities to use the church again. It was in 1980, that the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, granted permission to handover the church to the rightful owners.

On 26th April 1980, the property of the church was leased to the Diocese of Bijnor and its possession was transferred on 29th November 1980. The re-erected St. John’s Catholic Church was blessed by Rt. Rev. Dr. Paulinus Jeerakath CMI, Bishop of Jagdalpur on 28th April 1983. Since then, daily prayers are being offered at the church, which is open to believers and non-believers of all faith.

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What travellers are saying about St. John's Church

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  • Excellent 2
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  • Very Good 1
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -5:00 PM
8:00 AM -5:00 PM
8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Himanshu Singhal

Himanshu Singhal4.3/5

21 reviews

Very calm place

I visited this place on the way back to hotel and it was almost night. So, church was not open. But just climbed around 14 stairs and reached this church and took some photos as it was beautiful surrounding, etc.
  • Very calm place

Gaurav Vashistha

Gaurav Vashistha5.0/5

11 reviews

Great place

We had a walk to the St John's Church from the tip and top point. It is the best place to click photographs. Beautiful Church, there is a military person who will show a video film of 10 mins. Ultimate place.

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh3.2/5

559 reviews

Church in British pages

This is a Church established during British rule. This can be an exciting venture to go around the Church and enjoy the scenic beauty. The Church is an old British structure which will attract your attention as you visit.

Vikas Choudhary

Vikas Choudhary5.0/5

8 reviews

A memorable church

One of the oldest church and felt like i was with god for some moment and the surroundings made it more attractive and beautiful...

Photos of St. John's Church

St. John's Church, Lansdowne

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Vipin Kumar

St John's Church
St. John's Church, Lansdowne

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Himanshu Singhal

St. John's Church, Lansdowne
St. John's Church, Lansdowne

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