About CSI Church Munnar
The CSI Christ church , Munnar
The CSI christ Church of Munnar links the history of Munnar to the present. The CSI Christ Church, Munnar owes its legacy to the Century old British tea planters in old Munnar. The present CSI church was built in 1910 in the Gothic style. The church has stained glasses inscribing the biblical characters.
The church has memorial brass plaques with names of prominent planters inscribed on them. Thus the church stands on the top of the hills overlooking the Munnar town, with the history of the tea planters of Munnar.
Amidst the cold and pleasant weather of this beautiful Munnar, this church stands next to a tomb which is a symbol of an everlasting love. It is believed that Eleanor Isabel and Henry Mansfield Knight who served in the tea plantations lived in Munnar, The couple loved this magical and beautiful Munnar that she playfully asked her husband to bury her body in Munnar on this hill top after her death. Sadly she fell ill and soon died at the age of 24. Her husband Henry Mansfied Knight buried her body to fulfil her wish. Thus came the first grave of this cemetery. The grave of Eleanor Isabel is also known as the Taj Mahal of Munnar.
Later by 1911, this CSI church was erected in the vicinity of the grave. The CSI Christ Church became the first church to be built after the cemetery . It is believed that this church being on the top of the hill served as a refugee camp for the millions of people of Munnar, When Mnnar was hit with the worst ever floods in 1924. In 1981 when the Britishhers left Munnar they handed over the christchurch to CSI North Kerala diocese. The worship in the Church is held in English, Tamil, Malayalam. Thus the church is thus a historic site telling the story of the tea planters of Munnar,
The CSI christ Church is open on all days of the well from 9AM to 5 PM
How to reach CSI christ Church in Munnar ?
● The CSI christ Church is 1km away from the Munnar bus station situated on Kochi- Dhanushkodi road The church is one the beautiful places of heritage in Munnar and one among the top places to visit in Munnar.
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