All Saints Church (Secunderabad)
|All Saints Church|
|Denomination||Church of South India (previously Anglican)|
|Diocese||Diocese of Medak|
All Saints Church is a church under the auspices of the Church of South India. It is located in the Trimulgherry locality of Secunderabad. It was originally a Garrison Church, presided by Army Chaplains but was subsequently bequeathed to the Church of South India in 1947. The church currently serves the Tamil Anglican congregation of Secunderabad and offers services in English every week and in Tamil every alternate week.
The church is an imposing Gothic structure with a multitude of turrets and a tower belfry. The altar piece of the church is a beautiful stained glass window depicting Jesus carrying the cross. The stained glass window is dated 1884 and dedicated to the memory of Edward Dawson, Lieutenant of Royal Artillery. Sixteen memorial tablets along the walls of the church describe the various British officers that lived and died at Secunderabad.
Antique pews, lamps along with a baptismal font are some of the prized possessions of the church. The church received the INTACH Heritage award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh from good maintenance.
In 1983, Queen Elizabeth II visited the church The Queen also visited the nearby Holy Trinity Church, Bolarum where she celebrated her 36th wedding anniversary along with Prince Philip in a service led by Bishop Victor Premasagar.
- 1st Sunday : 8:30 Am English
- 2nd Sunday: 7:00 Am English & 9:00 Am Tamil
- 3rd Sunday: 8:30 Am English
- 4th Sunday: 7:00 Am English & 9:00 Am Tamil
- 5th Sunday: 8:30 Am English
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