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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Calcutta Churches

The following churches are no longer present as quoted in the Goethal's News (Vol. V No. 1 Bulletin January - March 2002) - quoted from Bengal Past & Present. Vol. II, Pt1, Jan-July. 1908. Pages 145-151.

1) St. James Church
It is said to have fallen on Sunday, August 22nd, about 10.20 am.

2) St. Anne’s (consecrated in 1709)
At the south-western corner of Writers Buildings, was destroyed in the siege of 1756.

3) The Old Roman Catholic Church (1720)

4) The Anglican Chapel of St. John (1760)

5) St. John’s R. C. Chapel in Upper Circular Road (1808)
which has after a century been rebuilt.

6) Baptist Chapel (1821), known as the "Ebenezer" Chapel
At Howrah, across the river, and situated near Cullen Place, was removed in 1865 owing to the East Indian Railway Company having acquired the site.

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