Information on CNI Church Kota-
CNI Church is located in the Sabzimandi area of Rampura in Kota and is among the oldest churches of the city. It is the main center of worship for the disciples of Christ. This splendid church is more than 125 years old and was established by Father Bonner in the year 1893-1894.
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CNI stands for Church of North India and there are many churches by the name of CNI, whole over the country. CNI Church of Kota is a part of the CNI group of Churches and is the Diocese of Rajasthan.
Special Sunday Worships are organized here every week and celebrations on festivals like Christmas are in full swing. This year in 2020, the arrangements of Virtual Sunday Worships are made on You Tube Channel of CNI Church Kota.
People from whole over the city visit this place to worship the god and celebrate festivals together. Other gatherings like important meetings and sessions are also organized here.
History of CNI Church –
According to Historian Dr. Jagatnarayan, this famous Church was made by the efforts of Father Bonner. Bonner wrote a letter demanding area for the church. Upon his request, Maharao Ummed Singh II granted him a place in Nayapura for the construction of the Church.
But, later the place where the church is located at present, was chosen, as it was in the city center and the CNI Church was established here by Father Bonner in the year 1893-1894. The church is now more than 125 years old and continues to a religious center for the people of Kota.
After the treaty of Kota with East India Company in 1817, many Christians stated to come in Kota, but no church was established here by the time. So, Father Bonner took the step to establish this beautiful Church in Kota.
How to Reach CNI Church?
Address-Subzimandi, Rampura, Kota, Rajasthan
Contact No.- +919166899709
Kota Junction is the nearest railway station to the church and is about 9 km away. Public vehicles like minibuses and tempos are a good way to reach there.
Nayapura Bus Stand is the nearest bus stand from the church, about 3 km distant.
Sanganer Airport of Jaipur is the nearest airport, which is about 240 km from Kota.
If you get a chance to visit Kota, and you have faith or interest in Christianity then you should visit this majestic Church in Kota. This church binds the Christian community of Kota in an unbreakable bond of humanity and harmony.