Medak Cathedral is one of the most visited churches in South India, which was built by Charles Walker Fasnet of British Wesleyan Methodists and consecrated on 25 December 1924. It is the single largest diocese in Asia and the second-largest in the world after the Vatican located in Medak town.
Medak Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop in Medak for the Church of South India (comprising Wesleyan Methodist, Congregational and Anglican missionary societies). The church complex is an Architectural Marvel spread in more than 300 acres. The cathedral is 100 ft (30 m) wide and 200 ft (61 m) long, and conforms to the Gothic Revival style and can accommodate about 5,000 people at a time.
The mosaic tiles were imported from Britain and Italian masons were engaged for laying the decorative flooring. Massive pillars built with fine-hewn and well-dressed grey stone support the gallery and the whole edifice. The roof of the church is made sound-proof by means of hollow sponge material and has an impressive style of vaulting. The bell-tower is 175 ft (53 m) high and visible from few miles.
The biggest attraction of the Cathedral is its stained glass windows depicting different scenes from Christ’s life – Ascension behind the altar, Nativity in the west transept, and Crucifixion in the east transept. This magnificent Cathedral is the quintessence of impeccable craftsmanship and attracts more than three million tourists per annum from across the country.
Sunday General Service – 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Service – 7 am
The cathedral is open daily from 7 am to 6 pm for public viewing and silent prayer.
How to Reach:
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (146 km far from Medak) is the nearest airport, The distance to reach Medak Cathedral Church from Medak is 1.5 Kms, Taxis are available from Medak to destination.
Medak does not have a railway station. Akkannapet(19.1 Km) & Kamareddy (60 km) is the nearest railheads to Medak having the number of trains to major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Nanded, Vizag and Hyderabad, etc. Taxi/cabs and buses are also available from the railway station to reach Medak. The distance to reach Medak Cathedral Church from Medak is 1.5 Kms, Taxis are available from Medak to destination.
There are frequent buses to Medak run by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) connecting to Hyderabad, Warangal, Siddipet, Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Sangareddy. Buses can be availed from all important towns and cities up to Medak, One can also drive to this place to get a feel of the village environment. The distance to reach Medak Cathedral Church from Medak is 1.5 Kms, Taxis are available from Medak to destination.