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All Saints Cathedral, located in Allahabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh, is a fine example 13th century Anglican church designed in Gothic style in Asia by the famous British architect Sir William Emerson. He was such a reputed architect, he had already designed the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, Crawford Market in Bombay and the Muir Central College in Allahabad (now part of University of Allahabad). On the first of November 1887, the church was consecrated and the anniversary of this church is celebrated as All Saints’ Day (1st November) The church comes under the management of the Church of North India and is located at the intersection of MG Marg and SN Marg. Amazingly, it has been in existence for more than 146 years since its inception during the colonial period.
The work on the church began on 10 April 1871 on a land granted by the Lieutenant Governor of North Western Provinces, Sir William Muir and the foundation stone was laid by Elizabeth Huntly Wemyss, wife of Sir William Muir.
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The church was designed in such a way as to keep the indoors cool and congenial during hot summer season. The high ceiling supported by huge arches and porches were of some help during hot season. The red-tiled roof is made of Cream and red coloured sandstone. The Church is surrounded by a well-maintained garden. The nave of the church measures 40 feet wide and 130 long and the overall dimension of the church is 240 feet long and 56 feet wide inside. It could accommodate 300 to 400 people at a time. There are plaques in the church that carry the names of different British officers, their cause of death, etc., during the colonial rule in India.
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The ambiance of the church is serene and relaxing; people of different faiths come here from different walks of lives to get their grievances redressedin this place of veveration.