Explore a church that is 176 years old. Aug.15 event

Have you visited the quaint St. Thomas English Church (STEC) in San Thome?

Here is a chance to be on a guided Walk there. On August 15.

Once known as ‘St. Thomas-by-the-sea’ by the British, this church is the oldest Protestant church in this part of the city.

The Church celebrated its 175th anniversary last year. This little white Church also has the second oldest single-manual pipe organ in Madras, that is still in working condition.

This Madras Week ( www.themadrasday.in), the Church is inviting visitors to get to know more about the Church’s history and heritage. Do register and participate.

Date of Visit: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

E-mail for registering: stthomasenglishchurch@gmail.com

St. Thomas English Church owes its origin to the arrival of Robert Carver in 1824, a dynamic Methodist missionary from Ceylon who ministered in the area and earned the goodwill of people and the then Governor of Fort St. George Sir Thomas Munro. STEC was built and consecrated in 1842 at a time when the area had a fairly large number of European residents.

It became the church of the Protestant elite in Madras who lived in the garden-houses of Adyar,

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