The construction of the church took around six months and it was completed on 19th September, 1844. The divine services also opened on the same date. A boy’s school was also opened alongside the church.
I have always loved the way the Christian community promoted modern education in India. They were greatly responsible for the advent of modern science in India knowingly or unknowingly they introduced the Indian student to western mathematics and science.
The boy’s schools associated with churches always treated all students Christian or non-Christian alike and teachings were not offered on religious grounds in general. The city of Hyderabad had a number of Anglican churches which functioned according to the laws of the Church of England. The Anglican churches were slowly converted into the Churches of South India; the St. George’s Church is an example of such a church.
The church has large central tower which is the main feature of its architecture. The church is located in the outskirts of the city and hence the place is great for a picnic. This is exactly what I did there. I took all the requirements and organised an afternoon brunch close to the church premises.
We walked through the church premises in the morning, had our brunch and then went for some more sight-seeing in the local sub-urban area. We returned to the church in the evening for the 6:30 prayer. The choir was just phenomenal and their prayers took us into a spiritual mood. We enjoyed the day thoroughly. It was a great trip and an excellent way to spend the day in sub urban Hyderabad.