All Saints’ Church is one of the ancient churches built in 1869 and is regarded as among the most beautiful stone structures constructed in the Western India region.
It may be appropriate to give you some historical information about All Saints’ Church. Khadki (formerly ‘Kirkee’) was an important military centre of the British. For the sake of the British soldiers, this Church was built on government land by British soldiers and officers. The Governor and important military officers including C-in-C of Southern Command used to worship here. You may also find the colours of some military units still kept in the Church. After Independence in 1947, the Defence Department of the Government of India ceased to have responsibility for garrison churches. These became vested in the Indian Church Trustees, Calcutta. That Body passed on the management of these churches to the respective diocesan trust associations. An important change came about in 1970 when the Anglican Church in India, known as ‘The Church of India, Pakistan and Ceylon’ became part of the ‘Church of North India’ which was inaugurated on 29th November 1970 at Nagpur. Six different Protestant denominations joined together to form the Church of North India. These are
- The Church of India, Pakistan and Ceylon (Anglican tradition)
- The United Church of Northern India (Presbyterian tradition)
- The Methodist Church (British and Australian conferences)
- The Disciples Church of Christ
- The Church of the Brethren
- Baptist Churches of North India.
|Holy Communion & EUCHARIST Service||08.30 AM|
|Sunday School||09.00 AM|
|Youth Fellowship||10.00 AM|
|Choir Practice (1st & 3rd Sundays)||10.00 AM|
|Women’s Fellowship (2nd & 4th Sundays)||10.00 AM|
The Church of North India has full communion with the parent bodies of the above churches as well as with the Church of South India and the Mar Thomas Syrian Church. Thus All Saints Church which had an Anglican tradition has thrown its doors open to a much wider section of the Christian Community. We welcome into our full membership all those who can fully participate in our church programmes. To vote at our General Body meetings, you need to take full membership according to the procedures laid down in the Constitution of the Church of North India.