St. John's Church Kolkata
St. John’s Church Kolkata, the original parish church of Bengal, holds a distinguished position in India’s history. It proudly became the first Anglican cathedral in the Indian subcontinent, signifying its crucial role during the early years of British presence in Calcutta. The foundation of this iconic structure was laid by Lieutenant James Agg, with its architecture standing as a testament to British legacy and architectural brilliance.

Recent Events in St. John's Church Kolkata

Mother's Day 2024

Mothers day 2024 9 St. John's Church Kolkata St. Johns Church

After the Sunday church service, we commemorate Mother’s Day on 12th May 2024.

Inter Pastorate Church HYMN Competition 2024

The Inter Pastorate Church Hymn Competition 2024, hosted by St. John’s Church under the auspices of the Diocese of Calcutta (CNI) and graced by The Rt. Revd. Dr. Paritosh Canning, Bishop of Calcutta, CNI, was a harmonious celebration of sacred music and community fellowship. Choirs from diverse parishes showcased their musical talents, presenting heartfelt renditions of hymns that resonated with spiritual depth and devotion. The event, marked by meticulous judging and spirited performances, not only honored the tradition of sacred music but also fostered unity and camaraderie among attendees. With Bishop Canning’s inspiring address underscoring the significance of music in worship, the competition served as a poignant reminder of the transformative power of faith and harmony within the Christian community.

Happy Easter Sunday Service 2024

After the solemn Good Friday service, St. John’s Church celebrated Easter Sunday on April 7, 2024, with a special service led by Reverend P. K. Nanda at 9 AM. This vibrant celebration marked the resurrection of Jesus Christ, featuring joyful hymns, uplifting prayers, and a message of hope. Reverend P. K. Nanda’s sermon highlighted the transformative power of Christ’s resurrection for believers.

Good Friday 2024

As part of the Holy Week observances, St. John’s Church prepared for a deeply moving Good Friday service. On Good Friday, which fell on April 5, 2024, the church hosted a special 3-hour devotional service from 8 AM to 11 AM. This service was dedicated to commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and was a time of solemn reflection and devotion for Christians around the world.


On March 24, 2024, St. John’s Church held a deeply reverent Palm Sunday Morning Service at 8:30 AM under the guidance of Reverend P. K. Nanda. The service, marking the commencement of Holy Week, was a poignant reflection on the Christian faith’s core values. The Palm Sunday service served as a unifying experience, bringing together members of the congregation in a shared journey of faith, reflection, and devotion as they prepared for the solemn observance of Easter, fostering a sense of unity, reverence, and spiritual renewal among all participants.

Christmas Service in St. John's Church Kolkata

On December 25, 2023, St. John’s Church celebrated Christmas with a heartwarming service led by Reverend P. K. Nanda. The atmosphere was festive, adorned with beautiful decorations, and enhanced by special musical and dramatic performances. The congregation engaged in community outreach, spreading love through Christmas hampers and charitable initiatives. The service also acknowledged and appreciated the contributions of individuals within the congregation. This joyous and meaningful celebration marked the culmination of the festive season, fostering fellowship, reflection, and a shared spirit of love and hope among its members.

CELEBRATION OF FATHER’S DAY in St. John's Church Kolkata

On 18th June, 2023 we celebrated Father’s Day and felicitated The Revd. P. K. Nanda and all the other fathers present in the congregation. The Fathers were not only overwhelmed but also overjoyed with the recognition they received through a small token of love and appreciation from the St. John’s Church family

CELEBRATION OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (5th June) in St. John's Church Kolkata

We at St. John’s Church celebrated WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY on 4th June after the Sunday Church Service. The members of the church along with Revd. P.K. Nanda, planted saplings to contribute to ‘Green Earth’ and be a part of creating a better cleaner environment for the sustenance of life and a balance in the ecosystem.