Christ Church, Shimla

Christ Church, Shimla, is the second oldest church in North India, after St John’s Church in Meerut. Worship is conducted in Hindi and English. Presently, Dr. Rockes Barnabas Sandhu is the Metropolitan of India, Bishop of the Diocese of Amristar, Anglican Church of India (CIPBC) and Chairman of Amritsar Diocesan Trust Association.
Built in the neo-Gothic style in 1857 to serve the largely Anglican British community in what was formerly called Simla, Christ Church is situated on The Ridge. It stands out as one of the prominent landmarks of Shimla and its silhouette is visible for many kilometres around the vicinity of Shimla city. Christ Church is one of the enduring legacies of the British Raj.

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