Holy Trinity Cathedral (Karachi)

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Coordinates: 24°51′07″N 67°01′48″E / 24.852°N 67.030°E / 24.852; 67.030

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Karachi

Holy Trinity Cathedral is the seat of the Church of Pakistan, Diocese of Karachi,[1] situated on Fatima Jinnah Road, near Zainab Market, in Karachi, Pakistan. The current Bishop is The Rt. Rev. Sadiq Daniel.[2][3] The Cathedral close also houses the Church of Pakistan's St Thomas' Theological College, Rev. Pervaiz Sultan, Principal. [4]

History[edit]

A postcard from 1904.

Established in 1844[5] and built in 1855, Holy Trinity Cathedral was designed by Captain John Hill of the Bombay Engineers and built from local, buff-colored Gizri stone[6] as the first major church in Karachi.[7] Its original tall tower was built to serve as a light house for ships arriving at Karachi Harbour[8] but two stories of the tower were removed for safety in 1905. The original pitched roof was replaced by a barrel vaulted roof in the 1970s.[9] As a former garrison church for the British military, the church has a number of plauques memorializing British servicemen and history.[10]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.churchofpakistan.org.pk/karachi.htm
  2. ^ http://www.churchofpakistan.org.pk/
  3. ^ http://www.anglicancommunion.org/tour/diocese.cfm?Idind=447
  4. ^ . Anglican Communion Office, Anglican Consultative Council. 2014 http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ministry/theological/colleges/detail.cfm?theocoll=P. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Forrest, Nick (2 Jan 2001). "History of Holy Trinity Church Karachi". Transcription of church leaflet from April 1947. Ancestry.com. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Church of the Holy Trinity, Karachi (c1870)". Photo Archive By British Library collection. The Friday Times (Pakistan). 13 April 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Church of the Holy Trinity, Karachi (c1870)". Photo Archive By British Library collection. The Friday Times (Pakistan). 13 April 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  8. ^ http://thekarachiwalla.com/2010/08/17/karachi-monument-holy-trinity-church/
  9. ^ "The Church of the Holy Trinity, Karachi (c1870)". Photo Archive By British Library collection. The Friday Times (Pakistan). 13 April 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Mohammed, Salman (20 December 2009). "Like a prayer". Dawn (Pakistan). Retrieved 26 June 2014. 

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