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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Miscellaneous Churches of Kirkee, Pune : A Photo Feature


Kirkee or Khadki is an area of tremendous historical significance. The last Anglo Maratha war was fought here. Since then the victorious British army set up its cantonment at Khadki. Subsequently they established many churches in the area to cater to the religious needs of their soldiers.


St Ignatius Church is located at Gen Thimayya road,Kirkee,Pune. It is a part of the Poona Diocese .

The church has a Visgothic style construction resembling the churches in Goa.

One gets to enter the church through an arch with the words 'Our Lady of  Vailananni Pray for us' painted on it.








The pathway to the church is enclosed by walls on both sides. There are murals painted on the wall niches depicting stories from the bible.



The interiors of the church are also splendid and very gothic.




This is indeed a beautiful church and a must watch for the devotees and the curious alike.

Methodist English church, Elphinstone road, Kirkee, Pune.Since the foundations of the Methodist church were laid in 1872 by people like Dr. Rev.Taylor,Rev.Fox, Rev Stephens, many more methodist churches sprung up with evangelical speed.
The Methodist English church at Kirkee has a Gothic construction in black stone.


All Saints Church, Mumbai Pune road,Kirkee,Pune. Also refer the link:
http://travelogueunlimited.blogspot.com/2010/11/all-saints-churchpune-photo-feature.html






St Andrews Church,Kirkee,Pune. Also refer the link:
http://travelogueunlimited.blogspot.com/2010/11/st-andrews-church-war-cemetery-kirkee.html







Text and Photographs: Abhijit Rajadhyaksha and Banibrata Das

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