Churches in Dharwad

Churches in Dharwad

Dharwad district in the state of Karnataka is renowned for its temples and their heritage architectural marvel constructed by the Chalukya rulers. Dharwad however has a mixed population and Christians comprise 5.6% of the population in Dharwad town and its 5 sub divisions. Dharwad was also ruled by the British East India Company for some time and hence their influence is visible in the region. Dharwad district has quite a few churches and they are considered as tourist spots in the area as well.

The Anglican Church in Dharwad

The Anglican Church in Dharwad district is situated at a distance of 20 kilometers from Hubli town and famous for its conventional architectural craftsmanship and brick work. This church is known as All Saints Church, which was established in the year 1888.

All Saints Church is an Anglican Church affiliated and administered by Church of South India or CSI. With a Christian population comprising Protestants and Catholics, the community visits the churches during mass and especially on Christmas day. Located off Halyal road on the way to Dharwad, All Saints Church stands resplendent in the glory of European and British architecture and influence during their rule in India. Created out of wire cut burnt bricks, the stoic architecture of the chapel is magnificent and visitors pin it on their itinerary.

Hebich Memorial Church

Hebich Memorial Church is probably the oldest church in Dharwad district established in 1845 and constructed like a European Baptist church and its famous tower almost skyrocketing was renowned in this area. Hebich Church built by Reverend Lehner has been reconstructed over and over again to conserve the architecture. This church is located at Malamaddi area of Dharwad district.

Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Church at College Road in Rajnagar, Dharwad is a popular church thronged by visitors and the Christian community. This church was built in 1890 and was actually popular as Philomena Church. Apart from this Horeb Prayer House in Ramnagar and Nirmal Nagar Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church figure among popular churches in and around Dharwad district.

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