|Saint Antony's Church in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. thehindu.com|
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The church had a humble beginning to serve the early settlers and Catholic priest T. J. Leese took the initiative and in 1863 he did something to immediately arrange for Christian worship. So, what he did was he converted a barn in Coonoor into a place of worship for the benefit of soldiers stationed at Wellington Cantonment, which now has an Army Staff college relocated after partition of India.
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|Surrounding area of Coonoor town, Nilgiri hill, Tamil Nadu. yatramantra.com|
It was in June 2011, the silver jubilee of this church was celebrated with devotion and religious fervor. This occasion marked special masses in various languages including English, Tamil and Malayalam, a community feast and a procession. People from various communities surpassing religion and castes actively took part in this grand event. Now this church is 133 years old and is still being fairly maintained by the authorities concerned.