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List of Churches in Chennai And Details


Posted Date: 17-Oct-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Miscellaneous Articles    
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This article would help you to know about the churches located in chennai



List of churches in chennai

Chennai is the home for most of the rich Christians. Their high and rich class cultures is reflected in their lifestyle and the architecture of the churches they have constructed. Chennai is proud of accommodating churches and their mind blowing architecture. Here we follow the sumary of churches in chennai.

St.Mary's church
Santhom Basilica church
Velankanni church
The American church
C.S.I Holy cross church
St. Thomas mount
St. Andrews church
St. George's cathedral church


St. Mary's Church
St. Mary
St.Mary's church

St. Mary's church is the first Anglican church in India. It was built in 1678-79 in Fort St. George. St. Mary's church has its own importance. It is also called as Westminster Abbey of the East. To make your chennai trip exciting, include this church in your plan. You would get a clear picture of the rich heritage culture of India as a whole. It is a bomb-proofed carved structure, which has the finishing touch of polished lime.

Santhome Basilica
Santhome Basilica
Santhom Basilica church

This church is even special for one reason. It is consider as the Holy place by all the christian and even by the non christians. Most of the people in chennai often visit this place for their peace. Santhom Basilica church is considered as the sacred place especially by the catholic christians. The name of Santhome Cathedral Basilica was derived from the name St. Thomas who is an archbishop of the Catholic Christians. St.Thomas who is a hardcore devotee of Jesus who was buried in the same place and this church is considered as the tribute to his holy soul.

Velankanni Church
Velankanni Church
Velankanni church

Velankanni church is located in Nagapatiam which is about 350km from chennai. To get this church from chennai, all you should do is go to Tambaram station . It is about 45 min travel from central station. From there its an overnight travel to reach nagapatiam. This church is one of the most famous churches in India. Lot of people are coming across the India every day to visit. Velankanni church is also called as Mecca of the Christians. Also there is a wonderful seashore to enjoy your trip.

The Armenian Church
The Armenian Church
American church

The Armenian Church was built in 1772, on the site of the Armenian cemetery, The Armenian Church houses a magnificent belfry (6 bells), claimed to be the largest bells in Chennai

C.S.I. Holy Cross Church
C.S.I. Holy Cross Church
C.S.I Holy cross church

C.S.I Holy cross church is also considered as one of the popular churches of chenaniThe age of C.S.I. Holy Cross Church is more than 120 years. It was originally called the Perambur Railway Church, when it was under the railway authorities.

St. Thomas Mount
St. Thomas Mount
St. Thomas mount

The paintings of The Holy Lady and The Child and Our Lady of Expectations exhibited in the St. Thomas church are believed to have been done by St. Thomas. He was said to have been killed on this 300ft mount.

St. Andrews Church
St. Andrews Church
St. Andrews church

St. Andrews church is known as the Queen of Scottish churches in the wast. Sky blue dome is the attractive feature of this church.

St. George's Cathedral
St. George
St. George's cathedral church

St. George's cathedral church was built in 1815. It has towers of 45m spire and ionic columns. The best feature of this church is the graveyard which is structured adjacent to it.

So get to know all the churches in chennai and have a visit to enjoy yourself.
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