Saint Patricks Cathedral, Karachi

Saint Patricks Cathedral, Karachi

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the first church in Sindh (except for possibly one in Thatta), it was initially built on the grounds of this cathedral in 1845, and was called St. Patrick’s Church. On April 1881 the present cathedral was opened, since the Christian community grew in number, and the need for a larger place of worship became apparent. Despite the construction of the new building, the little church continued to function until it was destroyed by a storm in 1885.

The present-day cathedral is built in Gothic Revival architecture, also called indogothik; it measures 52 metres by 22 metres, and has the capacity to accommodate at least 1,500 worshipers at the same time. The Gazetteer of the Province of Sindh provides a description of the cathedral: "Its exterior is not ornamental, though striking from a distance, but money and art have been lavished on the interior. The chancel, itself spacious, acquires a special impressiveness but its additional height, while the noble contours of the aspiring altar are seen to the best advantage. The whole interior is painted in oil and the windows are all of stained glass, the members of the congregation."
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Sight Name: Saint Patricks Cathedral
Sight Location: Karachi, Pakistan (See walking tours in Karachi)
Sight Type: Religious
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