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Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Modern Churches - St Thomas Church, Islamabad, Pakistan
St Thomas Church, Islamabad, Pakistan
St. Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, came all the way to Taxila
and did charity work for the people of this land. St Thomas Church
located on Hospital Road G-7-2, is designed in conjunction with local
practice, St Thomas' Church attempts to define an appropriate architectural language for a church. It draws inspiration from the Mughal
brickwork tradition. A large Hall sits under the church itself,
accessed from the rear of this steeply sloping site, and a two storey
house sits to the side dividing the site into two external spaces. It is
a part of the Anglican Communion and is loosely affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of Manchester.
A warm red colored brick structure of indeterminable age dates back to
the 1980s. It looks slightly out of place given the monolithic concrete
buildings nearby, most of which appear to suffer from a lack of care.
The Church holds two morning services in English on Friday at 8 and 9:30
am in Summer, and 9 and 10:30 am in Winter, and a short service on
Sunday evenings at 7 pm in Summer and 6.30 pm in Winter.