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St. John's Church

Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a little niche of the banking and governmental zone of the CBD is this quaint well maintained church of days gone by. It is the resting place of many a noble Englishman and soldier, most infamous of them is Bob Charnock, the...More

Thank Denz690
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is very beautiful church. Looks very beautiful from both inside and outside. Best place to do prayers.

Thank Rakesh s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really interesting and full of stones from the colonial age. The monument to the black hole of Calcutta is worth seeing and also the first office of the East India company.

Thank Stephanie058
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is an interesting place if you're interested in the British occupation of India. There are wonderful records going back hundreds of years as well as a monument to those who died in the "Black Hole of Calcutta."

Thank Lynda T
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Most people miss this but the memorial commemorating the Black Hole of Kolkata incident is located in the grounds of the this church. The church is not that spectacular (looks a bit like some of the typical churches of the era in the city of...More

Thank ZaahidBharmal
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Whether wandering around the grounds or examining the interior of the church, there is so much to see at this place, Read the tombstones and memorials, view the Black Hole column, look at statues and artwork and put it all in the framework of the...More

Thank jjaf
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The church isn't that much to look at but there are several memorials on the grounds of note. One is a memorial to the 123 British soldiers killed in the Black Hole prison in 1756. A guide is very useful here to help you with...More

Thank BloggerLinda
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I could feel the history in this old church and the black hole memorial beside. A nice place for a small break after visiting a lot of temples in the house of my own religion

Thank Nora Z
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Well worth a quick visit, it is interesting to read the monuments to the British soldiers and their families who lived and died in Calcutta in the 17-19 centuries

Thank wayne S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It has one of the oldest pipe organs which still works. Quiet place. Just not for Christians but for anyone who wishes to experience "real silence"

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