The story of the Cathedral
Church of the Redemption India revolves around its journey
from an Englishman's congregation to a multicultural one.
In its diversity and its community work, the present Church
has come to fulfil the founders' vision of a common home,
a meeting place for all sects and creeds.
Tucked away from the bustle of
New Delhi, in the quiet Church lane north of Jaipur Column
and to the west of Parliament House at North Avenue, stands
the Cathedral Church of the Redemption India. The Church's
centralized plan blends neatly with Sir Edwin Lutyens city
plan. With Viceroy Lord Irwin's keen support, the Church,
built on Henry Alexander Medd's (1892-1977) design, was opened
for public worship on Sunday, 18 January 1931. H.A.N. Medd's
design was inspired by the Palladio Church of Il Redentore
in Venice as well as Lutyens Hampstead church.
The Church, a witness to nearly
eight decades of history, is a sanctuary of quiet meditation,
prayer and generous giving. It is home to a vibrant parish
and a wonderful tribute to Indian Christian life.
Swarup with Most Rev.P.C.Singh, Moderator of Church
of North India