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.

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