Bored of visiting the same glitzy restaurants, multiplexes and shopping malls of Gurgaon, weekend after weekend? Then, it is time that you look beyond these choices and go to those places in the city where you will find peace and tranquility – temples, mosques and churches. Gurgaon is home to a few such places of worship, namely Maa Sheetla Devi Temple, Aliwardi Mosque, Sai Dham Temple and ISKCON Temple, where you can sit for hours and feel at peace. Similar harmony and sense of divinity can be felt at the splendid churches in the city. Here is a list of such churches for you to explore in Gurgaon:
1. St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church
The beautiful St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church was conferred with the church status in December 1995 and since then it has been a revered place for followers of marthomites in the city, who come here to seek blessings and guidance from the Almighty. The choir is one of the highlights of the church proceedings, and we suggest you be a part of it on a Sunday morning. The church actively organizes sports meets and medical camps for its members, besides Independence Day program documentary competitions, and Quiz and Talent Hunt for kids. There is also a library inside its premises.
- Location: Ashok Vihar Phase II, Gurgaon
2. Church of Immaculate Conception
The impressive red-bricked Church of Immaculate Conception, which has beautiful interiors and exteriors, was established in 1930. Today, this Kanhai Parish has more than one thousand families as its members, including working professionals, students and most importantly, the original residents of the Kanhai village. The daily mass prayer in the church is held at 6.30 am while on Sundays, it is scheduled at 9 am and 6 pm. The community building activities (feasts and orientation seminars) and celebrations (Independence Day, Easter and Christmas) done at the church are impressive and something that you will definitely love being part of!
- Location: Sector 45, Gurgaon
3. New Life Church
The New Life Church, a part of the New Life Fellowship Association, has its origins in Mumbai (1964), the place where the movement for it was initiated by Pastor St. Joseph. The mass prayer on Sundays is held at 11 am and 6 pm at the church that witnesses the coming together of people of all ages to pray to Lord Jesus. The atmosphere during the mass is simply enchanting and if you are feeling down and lonely, then come here for a joyful community bonding experience. This church is actively involved in charitable activities, including free medical camps and hygiene and health classes.
- Location: DLF Phase 5, Sector 43, Gurgaon
4. ANDF Church
The Sunday worship service of All Nations Disciples Fellowship (ANDF) Church is attended by many residents of Gurgaon with great fervor. Being a part of this service means a lot to them and if you wish to witness such a spiritual delight, then you should definitely visit ANDF Church. This church conducts a Sunday school for children to teach and guide them towards the path of faith. It also organizes several bible studies programs, prayer meetings, youth fellowships, etc. on certain weekends, each month for its members.
- Location: Sushant Lok Phase 1, Gurgaon
5. DBF Church Gurgaon
DBF Church Gurgaon is a branch of Delhi Bible Fellowship, which came into existence in 1968. This Gurgaon church was pioneered by Pastor Thayil John, who began his services under the church proceedings in 1999; however, its present building was inaugurated in 2008. On Sundays, during the prayer meetings scheduled at 9 am, 11 am and 6 pm, the church receives many residents of the city and Delhi NCR, where you can actually see a great bonhomie and the faith among disciples in the teachings of the Bible. Besides prayer service, the church creates togetherness among its members through picnics, camps, retreats, seminars etc.
- Location: DLF Phase-3, Gurgaon
6. Living Sanctuary Church
Founded in 2007 by Agnelo Xavier and Nicola Xavier, Living Sanctuary Church is committed to the cause of Jesus Christ. The prayer service is held at the church at 10 am on Sundays and it is attended by many disciples living in and around Gurgaon. The church is actively involved in charity work for the underprivileged and old.
- Location: Sector 56, Gurgaon
7. Victory Church
Established recently in 2013, Victory Church is affiliated to Victory Churches of India. Its Sunday service, held from 10.30 am to 12 pm, is attended by both young and old, and visiting this holy place should definitely interest you!
- Location: Sector 31, Gurgaon
8. Gurgaon Christian Fellowship Church
The Gurgaon Christian Fellowship Church is open on Sundays for the Morning Prayer service and Sunday school for children from 9 am to 11 am. Besides prayer meetings, the community behind this service is dedicated to inculcate leadership qualities in its members through mentoring and hands-on-experience. In addition to their devotion to the Lord Jesus, this church is also dedicated to help the society.
- Location: South City 1, Gurgaon
9. Holy Name Church
Established in August 2011, the Holy Name Church has more than 500 families who hail from Northeast States as well as Mumbai, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa, associated with it. The mass prayer at this church is held at 9.30 am and 6.30 pm in English and 7.30 am in Hindi on Sundays.
- Location: Sector 55, Gurgaon