‘Christ the King Church’ is one of the most deeply admired places of worship in this ‘Queen of hill stations’, and this is located closely to the Coaker’s Walk.
Christ the King Church is a highly sacred shrine which was built in the year 1895 by the American Madurai Mission. Previously this church was called as the ‘Union Church’, and this Protestant church has a clear influence of the colonial architecture from the colonial period.
Made of granite, this church exhibits and awestruck the visitors with its exquisite Gothic architectural style. You need to be clear that you ought not to be a christian to go the church, as this church is on its promontory over looking the valley with the excellent view.
A series of stained glasses adorns the windows of the church and wooden chairs are placed in front of the altar. A beautiful image of the Jesus Christ is depicted on the main altar of this church. Like I said, this church is open to all visitor and is open from 6.30 am to 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 8.30 pm.
Masses are held both in Tamil and English. This place will definitely give a peaceful and a holy atmosphere and you would be very lucky if you visit the church during the Sundays or during christian festivals like ‘Christmas’.
I would personally suggest you to visit the place after you have had loads of fun in Coaker’s Walk and Bryant Park, as they are the places situated close to this church and you can even reach to this church by walking or you can also use your car.