St. Stephen's Church, Delhi

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St. Stephen's Church, Delhi

St. Stephen's Church is located on Church Mission Road in Delhi. The church was built in 1862, by Anglican missionaries and DPW Engineers in the style of Italian Gothic architecture. It is part of Church of North India Diocese of Delhi. [1] The St. Stephen's Church, Delhi compound also has the famous St. Stephen's College and St. Stephen's Hospital Hospital.

Architecture[edit]

The Church is typical Gothic style architecture, the Church is highly influenced by the Romanesque architecture Apart from its ornate walls and ceilings the Church has a unique feature which is the stained glass rose window which is exclusive in Delhi. The baroque styled church has arched windows which allow the sunlight to brighten the interiors. the interiors are well maintained with motifs, pictures, carvings and beautiful furniture. A series of fine plasters form arcade on either side with lined columns made of sandstone. These columns have beautiful carvings.

Coordinates: 28°39′33″N 77°13′24″E / 28.65914°N 77.2232°E / 28.65914; 77.2232

History[edit]

The organization responsible for the building of St. Stephen's Church was the Anglican mission Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Much of the work of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in India was later supported by the Cambridge Mission to Delhi. The Cambridge Mission was instrumental in the founding of St. Stephen's College, Delhi now a constituent part of Delhi University. The color of the Church is said to symbolize the blood of St. Stephen, the first Christian Martyr and patron saint of the city, and also the blood of the first Christian martyrs in India who were killed in Delhi in 1857 revolt.


The St. Stephen's Church, Delhi compound also has the famous St. Stephen's College and St. Stephen's Hospital.

St. Stephen's Hospital,Delhi[edit]

St. Stephen's Hospital
Motto In Love Serve One Another.
Motto in English Serving humanity in the service of God
Established 1885
Type Public
Endowment INR11.24 billion (US$180 million) per annum
President Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Director Dr. Sudhir Cecil Joseph
Academic staff 550
Undergraduates 77 per year
Location New Delhi, India
28°33′54″N 77°12′36″E / 28.565°N 77.21°E / 28.565; 77.21
Website [1]


St Stephen's Hospital is the oldest and one of the largest private Hospitals in Delhi. Established in 1885,it has a capacity of about 600 beds, and is a super speciality tertiary care Hospital offering care in all Specialties and most super specialties. Apart from treating patients, the Hospital is running training programmes in various Specialty and Super specialty courses affiliated to the National Board of Examinations and recognized by the Medical Council of India. In addition, many young aspirants are trained each year in General Nursing and Midwifery and in Allied health professional Courses. B.Sc. Nursing has been recently introduced. The Hospital is equipped with modern Imaging modalities, Operation theaters, ICUs and Laboratories providing 24 hours emergency services. As our motto states.” In Love Serve One Another" we at St. Stephen's Hospital strives to provide healthcare with Christ-like compassion. And in doing so, St. Stephen's Hospital has become a part of the lives of the people of Delhi.

Academics[edit]

The courses offered by the institute are:

  • M.B.B.S. (Annual intake of 77 students)
  • BSc (Hons.) in Nursing (Annual intake of 70 students in BSc Nursing)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Radiodiagnosis Technology
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology
  • Diploma in Anaesthesia Technology
  • Diploma in Medical Record Technology
  • Diploma in Electrophysiology and Pulmonology Technology
  • Diploma in Dialysis Technology
  • Diploma in Diabetic Education & Podiatry Technology


Medical Facilities[edit]

  • General OPD
  • Private OPD
  • Free OPD
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Casualty
  • Community Health
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
  • E.N.T
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatobilary Pancreatic and Liver Transplant
  • Histo Pathology
  • Laboratory Services
  • Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatrics Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Reproductive and Foetal Medicine (RFM)
  • Respiratory Pulmonary Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Surgical I.C.U.
  • Urology



Other Christian Medical Colleges & Hospitals in Delhi[edit]


Churches in Delhi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asia Rooms: St. Stephen's Church, Delhi
  • Bauconm, Ian. Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Locations of Identity. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999
  • Morris, Jan, with Simon Winchester. Stones of Empire: The Buildings of the Raj. Oxford University Press, 2005