|Mogul emperor Akbar dkfindout.com|
Akbar’s Church, Agra timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Akbar’s Church from 1772 with additions in 1835 Agra timesofindia.indiatimes.com
|Cathedral of Immaculate Conceptio,Ara wikipedia|
Standing close to this historical and small Akbar's church, a new church was built in 1848 to manage the growing congregation during church services. The space was not adequate enough to handle a huge gathering. Further, the christian community also had begun to grow slowly. The large new church complex with imposing building to meet the additional crowds is called the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception (also known as St. peter Church). It is very much similar to Akbar's church except the altar. The new church has baroque exterior in the front that makes it look majestic. In Wazirpura, the Roman Catholic Complex is a huge colonial site with imposing baroque Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,
St Patrick’s School built earlier in 1843 is in the same complex. Also included in this complex is St. Peter's college which is housed in an impressive building that has been around since 1840s. This particular colonial building is characteristic of big ornate porch and arcades.
The Akbar's church is a legacy of Mogul as well as British era and their roller coaster rule over the Indian subcontinent.