9 Churches in Delhi You Must Visit to Witness The Beauty of Christmas Celebrations This Year!


Other than attending lively Christmas bashes and hosting fancy lunches and brunches, another activity that is a part of Christmas celebrations is paying a visit to the Church. There’s no place better to get into the Christmas spirit and get the authentic feel of this holiday! Besides, who can say no to some sinful rum cake and delicious wine? Delhi boasts of several beautiful, calming and soul-stirring churches that are a must-visit, especially during the holiday season. So, if you’re planning on incorporating this tradition to your Christmas celebrations, here’s a list of churches that you can check out in the city!

1. St. Alphonsa’s Church 

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Tucked amidst the farmhouses of Vasant Kunj is this beautiful Christmas shrine known as St. Alphona’s Church. Said to be built in 2002, the Church has been named after the Saint Alphonsa – the first Indian woman to be idolised by the Catholic Church as Saint. The Church is known for its architecture and offers services in Hindi, English and Korean.

Where: 9, Green Ave Rd, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi- 110070

2. St. Micheal’s Church

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One of the oldest Catholic churches in Delhi, St. Micheal’s Church was established in 1953. The Church is known for its spectacular design and architecture and is one of the most famous churches in Delhi to visit on Christmas. They observe masses in both Hindi and English so make sure to attend one this Christmas!

Where: Guru Ravi Das Marg, Prasad Nagar, Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi- 110005

3. Sacred Heart Cathedral Church

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With the most beautiful architecture and a high sacred significance, The Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of the most famous churches in the city! It is touted to be one of the largest and the oldest Church in Delhi and is thronged with visitors on and during Christmas time. Christmas is celebrated here like no place else in the city with prayers and a bunch of other rituals that you absolutely have to check out!

Where: 1, Ashok Place, Sector 4, Gole Market, New Delhi- 110001

4. St. Stephen’s Church

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Located on the Church Mission Road in Old Delhi, St. Stephen’s Church is one of the highly revered religious places in the city. Being one of the oldest churches in Delhi, they see a ton of visitors on Christmas day and Christmas eve. One look at the Church and you’ll fall in love with its architecture and design.

Where: Fatehpuri, Church Mission Road, Katra Ghel, Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi – 110006

5. Centenary Methodist Church

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One of the oldest Methodist churches in the city, Cathedral Church of the Redemption is a must-visit on Christmas day or Christmas eve. With soft and beige colours, ascetic exteriors and impressive interiors, it’s one of the most beautiful churches in the city!

Where: 24, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003

6. Cathedral Church of the Redemption

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Tucked away from the hustle-bustle of the city is the Cathedral Church of the Redemption which is a must-visit during Christmas time for a calm and peaceful celebration. With beautifully curved high arches and delicate domes, you have to visit this Church for its magnificent architecture and beautiful Christmas service.

Where: Church Road, 1, North Ave, New Delhi-110001

7. St. James’ Church

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St James’ Church, anointed in 1836, is known for being the first Church in the city. Resembling the churches in Venice, this Church boasts a basic Renaissance Revival architectural design. The Church is very lively on Christmas with tons of tourists and visitors dropping by to attend the service.

Where: St. James’ Church, Church Rd, Mori Gate, New Delhi – 110006

8. St. Mary’s Church

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Built-in 1865 the Church is so well maintained that its charm is still alive and intact. Even though its located in the busy Chandini Chowk area, the surreal aura of this glorious Church will transport you to a different world altogether! On Christmas day and eve, the Church is thronged with visitors making it a lively celebration.

Where: 2417, SP Mukherjee Marg, Delhi- 110006

9. St. Thomas Church

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Also known as the red brick church, for the apparent reason that it is built with red bricks, this is one of the most famous churches in the South Delhi area. Built-in 1972 this Church is dedicated to Saint Thomas who was one fo the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. On Christmas day the Church receives a large gathering of devotees making it one of the most lively churches in Delhi at that time!

Where: 1, Church Rd, Sector 2 R K Puram, Sector 2, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi- 110022

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