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    Gujarat is the fifth largest state in India. It has a rich heritage and has produced greats like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This is a state that is known for the Asiatic lion and the great Rann of Kutch. The culture of this state is also varied and diverse. This gets reflected in the food and clothing of the people. Although Gujarat is a Hindu majority state, it does have a tiny percentage of Christian people.

    This article is intended for these people and the ones that visit the state or want to explore Christianity in Gujarat. The best way to explore this will be to go to different churches in Gujarat and interact with the people to get to know more about it. So, read on and find out about the most popular churches in Gujarat.

    10 Amazing Churches In Gujarat

    Here is a list of the top 10 churches in Gujarat where you can attain peace and spend a day without worry:

    1. The Church of North India
    2. Sharon Methodist Church
    3. Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church
    4. Methodist Church
    5. Bethel Alliance Church
    6. The Centenary Methodist Church
    7. St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church
    8. Green City Bible Church
    9. St. James Church
    10. Church of Our Lady Of The Forsaken

    1. The Church of North India

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    The CNI church is one of the top churches in Gujarat to experience the history and get the calm you require from a religious place. The church, opposite Victoria Garden in Ahmedabad was built in 1901 under the guidance of Dr. James Glassgow. It is a super piece of architecture and is a very prominent protestant church. The church is known to have a peaceful compound and helps a lot with spiritual rejuvenation.

    Location: Kavi Nanalal Marg, I P Mission Compound, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380006

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    2. Sharon Methodist Church

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    The Sharon Methodist Church is one of the oldest in Gujarat. The church serves the large majority of the Gujarati Methodist Christian community. The services are carried out every Sunday, in the morning and evening. While the morning service is carried out in Gujarati, the evening service is carried out in English. While you will always find it useful to go to a church but a visit during the Christmas, New Year, Good Friday and Easter is a real treat as the events are all about feasts, celebrations and unity. The intellectuals provide a deep insight of the Holy Bible and spiritually charge you.

    Location: Bhakti Nagar, Pensionpura, Nizampura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002

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    3. Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church

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    With a beautiful and peaceful environment, it is one of the best churches in Gujarat, located in the city of Surat. Visiting here will bring you peace and you can definitely take a moment or two to pray and sit with God. With a generous seating capacity of 450 people, the church looks very well when lit up during night or festivals, especially Christmas. Feel moderate and recharge with a lot of positive energy.

    Location: Nanpura Dutch Road, Opposite G.I.D.C Office, Nanpura, Surat, Gujarat 395001

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    4. Methodist Church

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    A small campus, a white building, and a red cross on top of a building signifies that you have reached the Methodist Church in Gandhinagar. Expect yourself to really get the peace you deserve from your vacation time. A clean church whose USP are the annual Christmas celebrations when the whole campus is decorated and lit up. The church organizes a gathering every Sunday and every weekend is marked by a Bible discussion with people from the community.

    Location: Bhavnagar, Sector 23, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382023

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    5. Bethel Alliance Church

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    The building of the Bethel Alliance Church located in Ahmedabad almost carries a legacy of 100 years. A great place for people within the community and even outside the community to share a bond and offer prayers to God. It marks the symbol of people uniting with each other in a holy setting. The church is very well-maintained, clean and green. It is well decorated during weddings and other occasions.

    Location: Hiran flat,Bapunagar, Ahmedabad Kailash Nagar,Saraspur, opp. Prakash Petrol Pump, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380024

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    6. The Centenary Methodist Church

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    It is one of the most peaceful churches in Gujarat which is really special if you want to spend time with your family, especially celebrating during Christmas. In fact, during the Eve, you also get to books from the church staff. The service is done everyday at 6 PM in English. You can always pray and feel the peaceful, holy ambiance and vibes. Other festivals celebrated with lots of festivities including Easter, Good Friday and New Year. The church is quite old and after 100 years of service to the community, it was renamed as the Centenary Methodist Church from Red Church.

    Location: Abbas Tyabji Rd, Kamatipura, Jayesh Colony, Fatehgunj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002

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    7. St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church

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    It is one of the oldest cathiolic churches in Gujarat with a history spanning over 125 years. The church is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary and The Sacred Heart of Jesus. The church serves around 12,000 people today and has about 56 urban and semi-urban colonies with 13 rural Christian units. With 7 mass centers and 13 village chapels, there are monthly Eucharistic celebrations that take place in the church. The mass timings include 5:45 AM to 5 PM, every Sunday and 5:45 AM to 6 PM, every Monday-Friday.

    Location: St Xavier’s Road, Padhariya, Anand, Gujarat 388001

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    8. Green City Bible Church

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    The Sunday service conducted in the morning is one of the best in all of Gujarat churches and with a serene atmosphere, you can expect to spend 3 or 4 hours without sensing time. The Sunday service is done in both, English and Hindi. The service begins by 9:30 AM and ends at 12:30 PM or 1 PM. If you are visiting Gujarat with a loved one, then get them here as you will both attain some inner peace in the holy sanctum of God.

    Location: Sargasan Cross Road, Gandhinagar Highway, Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Hwy, Sargasan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382421

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    9. St. James Church

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    The church has a history of more than 200 years in the city of Vadodara. Located in the Fatehgunj area, the church was built as CNI White Church and dedicated to James Sutherland Esquire, the political commissioner of Gujarat. Highly depicting the Indo-Gothic style, it was designed by the famous architect Sinkler Stevens. Situated among shady trees, the architecture reminds and displays the same kind as the churches in Goa. The building is painted in white with red terracotta tiled roofs. You can visit the church’s cemetery to observe a 162-year-old stone clock.

    Location: VIP Rd, Fatehgunj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002

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    10. Church of Our Lady Of The Forsaken

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    Although the church was built on 26 January, 1959, there is a 30-year old history associated with the church. One of the best churches in Gujarat where you can expect to spend a lot of peace and attain the ultimate spiritual rejuvenation. The prayer services are carried out everyday at 6 PM and if you attend it till the end, you can get a taste of the wonderful dinner after service. The foundation day is marked with a feast and a street fair is organized by the locals.

    Location: Gymkhana Rd, Fatehgunj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002

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    So, here are some top churches in Gujarat that will provide you with a lot of peace and tranquility. This is a great addition to your already great trip to Gujarat, which is also marked with beach, cities and attraction visits. We hope that this guide has helped you get a small insight into the churches that have been part of the history since the last 30 or more years. Do share your divine experience with us!

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Churches In Gujarat

    Q. In what language are masses held in Gujarat?

    A. The masses are usually held in English and Gujrati.

    Q. What should I wear to Churches in Gujarat?

    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 percentage of Christians live in Gujarat?

    A. Christians are in the minority in the state of Gujarat. They comprise only 0.6% of the population of Gujarat.

    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.

    Q. What is tithes in Christianity?

    A. Tithes comprise one-tenth of the annual income of an individual. This is paid by the individual to the churches to receive the services of the church. The funds collected from this are not used to pay church administration. Since, it is not a law under the constitution, this tithing can be forfeited by individuals.

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