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St. Johns Church - Vellore Fort

Historical

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Distance (From Vellore Town Railway Station): 1.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Place Location: Inside Vellore Fort

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1.5 km from Vellore Town Railway Station, St John's Church is an ancient church located inside the Vellore Fort. This church is one of the oldest churches in Vellore.

St. Johns Church is a part of the Churches of South India and is one of the biggest churches in South India. The church was started in 1846 by the Reform Church of America (RCA). The church was shifted from the Filterbed Road to its present location in the fort. The British soldiers who lost their life during the Sepoy Mutiny have been buried in the church premises. There are many inscriptions preserved in the church that provide history of the shrine. Regular prayers are still held in this church.

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