Cathedral Church of the Redemption

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Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Location New Delhi
Country India
Denomination Church of North India
Website [1]
Status Cathedral
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Henry Medd
Diocese Church of North India diocese of Delhi

Coordinates: 28°37′05″N 77°12′07″E / 28.618038°N 77.201978°E / 28.618038; 77.201978 Cathedral Church of the Redemption in New Delhi, also known as the Viceroy Church, is among the most beautiful and magnificent churches in India. The church is located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan which was used by then British Viceroy. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption India, is a part of the Delhi diocese of the Church of North India (CNI)[1][2]

The Church derives its name from Palladio's Church of Il Redentore in Venice.


The Cathedral Church of the Redemption traces its origin to the early 1900s. when the Reverend T. R. Dixon was appointed as the Chaplain to meet the spiritual needs of the British officers in the Capital of India. The Cathedral was built in eight years and was completed in the year 1935. The Cathedral Church was opened to public worship on Sunday, 18 January 1936.


The building was designed by Henry Medd. The cathedral was built in such a manner that even in the extreme summers it remains cool and serene. The church has beautifully curved high arches and delicate domes, which won the heart of the then Viceroy Lord Irwin. Irwin gifted an organ and a silver Cross to the Church.

Cathedral Church of the Redemption

The Church has been said to resemble the shape of a birthday cake with a candle placed on top.[citation needed]

Education and Health[edit]

The Cathedral Church of the Redemption serves the community through its activities in education and health. Among many prestigious institutions under the diocese are:

Inside view of Cathedral Church of the Redemption

Churches in Delhi[edit]


  1. ^ "The Cathedral Church of the Redemption, New Delhi - Serving the community - LPCEF". Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Imperial Impressions". Hindustan Times. July 20, 2011.