|Christ Church,Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu. trichy.com|
Fr. Schwartz took so much pain to build this Church and he approached many people for monetary aids for the construction of this Church. About this church, two factors are worthy of mention. Most of the funds to build this church came from British Garrison officers who had been stationed here for sometimes. it is believed the church has a tomb of Rebecca Drake (1777) whose grand daughter married the Prime Minister of Britain Sir Robert Peel, a British Conservative statesman, who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December,1834 to 8, April,1835, and again from 30 August,1841 to 29 June,1846. Lots of people visit this historical church built during the East India company's rule.
Thiruchi cantonment was quite well known during the colonial period. Robert Clive, who was instrumental in laying the foundation for the British Empire came to this town (now a big city) and stayed here for a short period. He led the British forces against the French and their ally (local ruler) and won the battle. He got a name and the East India company gave him promotion. After This victory, it was success for him all the way and ultimately the British seized the whole of Bengal