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St John's Church

St John's is an ancient church, situated at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level, in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. The imposing structure, built in 1852, is a grey stone construction with fine Belgian stained glass windows. It has an old bell, which hangs down from a 300 m high tower.

St John's Church is popularly known as the church of St John in Wilderness. It stands as a memorial of the British Viceroy, Lord Englin, who died here in 1863.

The church was reconstructed in 1929 and has several memorial tablets. It has a well-tended old graveyard.

The church is 8 km from Dharamsala.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kangra
Location: Dharamsala    


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