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    Churches In Belgaum

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    Belgaum also known as Belgavi is a small city in the state of Karnataka. The city has a rich historical background. It is famous for the Belgaum Fort which is visited by the public throughout the year. The city’s history is reflected in its numerous temples, churches and other architectural marvels. The Various temples and churches are also testimony to the fact that people from different faiths live here in harmony and brotherhood.

    If you happen to be interested in Christianity though, we have the perfect list of churches to visit and start on your spiritual journey with the largest religion in the world. The churches are friendly and welcoming of people from all faiths, races, and backgrounds. So, read on as we list down the best churches in Belgaum.

    9 Churches In Belgaum

    Here are the top 9 churches in Belgaum that you will absolutely love while visiting this amazing city in Karnataka:

    1. St Mary’s Church
    2. Immaculate Conception Church
    3. St Anthony’s Church
    4. The Belgaum Church (New India Church Of God)
    5. Fatima Cathedral
    6. Central Methodist Church
    7. Mount Carmel church
    8. Divine Mercy Church
    9. Seventh Day Adventist Church

    1. St Mary’s Church

    St Mary’s Church

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    Located in the Hirekodi area of Belgaum, The St Mary’s Church is one of the oldest churches in the city. It was commissioned by the British way back in 1869. It has glass panelling with the windows and murals depicting the life of Christ. The walls have gothic red windows and it was built using the same materials as used in building the Victoria Terminus in Mumbai. You can attend the service conducted by the church every Sunday at 8.30 am.

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    2. Immaculate Conception Church

    Immaculate Conception Church

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    This church is located in the Janata Colony within the Kallehol area. The church is wheelchair accessible and is welcoming of people from all faiths and backgrounds. It’s run and followed by a very friendly group of people who won’t stop anyone in need of a place to pray. The church holds one mass on Saturday and two on Sunday. The 1st one is in Konkani and held at 7 am while the 2nd one is held in English at 8.30 am.

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    3. St Anthony’s Church

    St Anthony’s Church

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    The St Anthony’s Church is one of the oldest and most popular churches in Belgaum. Even though it is near the busy fish market of the area, this church is quite calm and peaceful. The church premises also double up as a primary school for the local kids. The church has masses on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday there are three masses that are held, one in Konkani at 7 am and the other two in English at 8.30 am and 5 pm respectively.

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    4. The Belgaum Church (New India Church Of God)

    The Belgaum Church

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    The very well maintained and clean premises of the Belgaum Church attract many practitioners and casual visitors alike. This is a fairly new church and was established recently about a decade ago. Located on the Bauxite road in the Nehru Nagar area, this church is always open for anyone who wants to offer prayers irrespective of faith caste, and creed.The Pastor is a very cheerful man and will guide you in your spiritual journey.

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    5. Fatima Cathedral

    Fatima Cathedral

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    This church is in a beautiful building with grand Persian architectural nuances. The catholic church is centrally located in the Hirekodi area of Belgaum. The surroundings are full of greenery and give you a sense of calm at any time of the day. There are British schools right beside the church. You can come here to attend mass on any day of the week. Sundays have four masses with one specially held for kids in the area.

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    6. Central Methodist Church

    Central Methodist Church

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    Sadashiv Nagar hosts a very popular place of worship and prayer in Belgaum. Towering in magnificence, this church was built under the British Raj around 150 years ago. The influence of the same can be seen in its architecture too. This is one of the major churches in Belgaum and has Sunday mass in English And Kannada. This is also a very popular destination for weddings as it gives good photo opportunities because of the natural beauty surrounding it.

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    7. Mount Carmel church

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    The Mount Carmel Church is located in the Shahapur area of Belgaum. It is a very simple and traditional church complex and serves as the main church for offering prayers in the area. The church has a host of activities to promote goodwill and charity. An event is organised each Sunday after mass to raise money for the underprivileged.

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    8. Divine Mercy Church

    Divine Mercy Church

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    The Divine Mercy Church is located in the Chintamani Colony in Belgaum. The people in the area come here to get peace and calmness. There is a Sunday mass that is held every Sunday in Kannada and English. The church building is quite new and modern and sits within a beautiful compound.

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    9. Seventh Day Adventist Church

    Seventh Day Adventist Church

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    The Azam Nagar Area of Belgaum is home to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. This church complex also doubles up as a school for the local kids. The students of the school also perform in the choir during masses. This is a very quiet and peaceful church complex.

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    These are the most popular churches in Belgaum to go to pray and have a peaceful time. These churches do a good job of channeling your inner spirituality towards charity and other such activities to help society. Make sure you visit these churches when you plan a trip to Belgaum. While there, do share a few lines with us about your experience.

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    Frequently asked Questions About Churches In Belgaum

    Q. What is the decorum to be followed in churches?

    A. Churches are places of worship. They are a place to get a grasp on individual spirituality. As a result, church premises are calm and quiet. Hence, it is advisable to be quiet and not talk loudly. The younglings also need to be told to be quiet and disciplined.

    Q. Is Belgaum a great place for tourism?

    A. Belgaum also known as Belgavi is a beautiful place and les on the Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa border. The city has great weather around the year and is clean with great food options for you.

    Q. What should I wear to Churches in Belgaum?

    A. You must always wear appropriate clothing when you visit churches. Since we are living in India, make sure you dress conservatively. Also, try to be hygienic and clean since you are going to be in a community environment.

    Q. What is a unique thing that Belgaum is known for?

    A. Belgaum is famous for a sweet delicacy made from milk, also known as Kunda. Also, all weddings in Belgaum have a sweet called Maande and is not found anywhere else in India.

    Q. Do people have to get involved in charity?

    A. All charitable work carried out by churches is a voluntary exercise. No one will force you to take part in a charitable proceeding or frown upon you if you decide to stay away. It is the firm belief of people that charity should come from the heart in the name of the Lord.

    Q. What are the timings for Holy masses?

    A. All the timings of churches are different for each church. However, it is common practice that Holy masses are held every weekend in the mornings or evenings.

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