Medak Church

Medak church or Medak Cathedral is the largest church in the newly formed Telangana state in India. It is the single largest diocese in Asia and stands second in the world (just after the Vatican). You will be able to see the Bell Tower and hear the bells several miles away from the cathedral!

Medak church has been the cathedral church of the Diocese of Medak of the Church of South India (CSI) since the year 1947. Built by the British Wesleyan Methodists, the Cathedral comes under jurisdiction of the Church of South India.


Medak Cathedral


Do you know that the original name of Medak was Siddapuram which was later changed to Gulshanabad and much later to Methukuseema till this present name - Medak became final! 

Fast Facts About Medak Church

  • Built by:  British Wesleyan Methodists (under stewardship of the Reverend Charles Walker Posnett, a Methodist Christian)
  • Consecrated on: 25 December 1924
  • Dimensions of the Church: 100 ft. width and 200 ft. length
  • The Church is open from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM on Sunday.
  • Timings on Weekdays: 07:00 AM to 01:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Services:

Sunday General Service: 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Service: 7.00 AM



Interior Decoration in Church
   

History of Medak Church

Reverend Charles Walker Posnett arrived from Secunderabad to Trimulgherry. He first ministered among the British soldiers at Trimulgherry. Later, he set forth and reached Medak in 1896. He came here on horseback covering a distance of about 97 kms. in one day! His motto was 'My best for my Lord'.

Not many Christians resided in Medak during that time. They prayed in a small tiled house which was their only place of worship. Some years later, Charles Posnett laid the foundation of Medak Church in Gulshanabad area.

During famine between 1919 and 1921, he employed people in the construction of the church. The construction continued for 10 years and he consecrated the church in 1924 and thanked the Lord for blessing the people and mitigating their suffering.

When several Christian groups re-united as Church of South India (CSI), this Church became Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Medak in October, 1947.

Architecture of Medak Church



Stained Glass

The architecture of this Church is akin to the Gothic Revival style. About 5,000 people can be accommodated in the Church at a time! The mosaic tiles, decorative flooring, large pillars, pure white granite, sound proof roof and the bell tower (175 feet high) - all look mesmerizing!

You will love to see depiction of the life of Christ on the stained glass windows. These windows were designed by Sir O. Salisbury and 'the gospel trilogy' in art - the nativity, the crucifixion and the ascension present a spectacular view. The windows comprise of inscriptions in English, Hindi and Telugu.

The Nizam did not want the church to be built taller than the Charminar, otherwise the church would have been a much taller building. The significance of the church lies not only in its artistic architecture, but also in the bond that it has always shared with the poor. Rev. Charles Walker Posnett had started the 'food for work' programme during the famine. Poor people constructed the church and were fed in return.

How to Reach Medak:

Medak is accessible by bus from Secunderabad and Hyderabad Bus Stations. One can also drive to Medak and enjoy the feel of village environment here.

Distance from Hyderabad: 104 kms. North of Hyderabad


Christmas

The church is now getting ready for Christmas Jatara and around 1 lakh devotees are expected to come from other states also which include Maharashtra and Karnataka states. Do visit this century old church in Medak which is famous especially for its stained glass work!

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    deepak from Hyderabad 138 Days ago

    Plz call me sir his my no 9110707268 iwant details sir

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    Veera babu from Hyderabad 138 Days ago

    I don't know church time ings

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    Jayaraj from Karimnagar 187 Days ago

    I want Sunday worship morning timings pls. And also evng timings pls

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    Jayaraj from Karimnagar 187 Days ago

    I want Sunday worship morning timings pls. And also evng timings pls

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    G Jayaraju from Gooty,Anantapur(Dt) 298 Days ago

    We are coming to Medak to visit Church on Saturday .Let me know about accommodation ..and Phone number

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    K Reddi Ratnam from Telangana 382 Days ago

    Praise the Lord father. We wish to visit the church on 26th August 2018 for my grand son first hair cutting and your blessings and also requested to inform prayer timings

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    Raju from Warangal 481 Days ago

    Praise the lord pastor I want to see church my son's first hair cut purpose please give full information about occasions

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    BURA RAMESH from Hyderabad 575 Days ago

    Friday prayers timings

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    Naresh from Jangaon 575 Days ago

    Timings on Tuesday

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    Pv rao from Hyderabad 623 Days ago

    Hi sir/mademMa family 25 December rojuna Medak church ki ravalanukuntunam kani memu eppudu raledu 25 December na prayers timing PLZ send me. thank you

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    Cyrilfrom Hyderabad 588 Days ago

    You can visit anyday to Medak church and pray...timings are : Timings Services: Sunday General Service – 9:30 amSunday Morning Service – 7.00 am The cathedral is open daily from 7 am to 6 pm for public viewing and silent prayer.

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    ANUPAM BANERJEE from RANCHI 779 Days ago

    I wish to see the church and sit for meditation (if God permits).

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    S Narasimha Reddy from Vachu palli, Nizampet, Hyderabad 833 Days ago

    Dear sirBasically I am from kadapa.. I visit hyderabad at least once in a month. I want to see the church. Please let me know the correct route from bachu palli signal.Thanking you sirS. Narasimhareddy

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    Cyrilfrom hyderabad 588 Days ago

    Bachupally Head east 600 m Turn left onto DPS Rd Pass by Greek Park Hospital Service (on the left in 300 m) 1.8 km Turn left onto Bowrampet Rd Pass by Shop N Go (on the left in 1.5 km) 1.9 km Turn right 1.2 km Turn left 110 m Turn right 2.5 km Turn left 850 m At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Hyderabad Bodhan/Hyderabad Narsapur Rd/Medak Hyderabad Rd Continue to follow Hyderabad Bodhan/Medak Hyderabad Rd Pass by Jinaram Corner (on the left in 2.8 km) 64.2 km Turn left at Subhash Chowk onto Hyderabad Bodhan/Jukkal Kallakal Rd/Medak Main Rd/Medak Ramayampet Rd/MG Rd Continue to follow Hyderabad Bodhan/Medak Main Rd/Medak Ramayampet Rd/MG Rd Pass by Welcome Board Bus Stop (on the left) 1.6 km At Ramdas Chowrasta, take the 3rd exit onto Hyderabad Bodhan/Medak Main Rd/Medak Ramayampet Rd/Medak Yellareddy Rd Pass by WINGS COMPUTERS (on the left) 1.1 km Turn left towards Medak Church Road 130 m Turn left towards Medak Church Road 170 m Turn right at Sri Renukadevi fast food center gopal onto Medak Church Road 140 m Medak Cathedral (CSI), Cathedral Compound, Medak, Telangana 502110

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    Ramesh Babu Thangella from Warangal 878 Days ago

    Very nice want see tomorrow

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    sachin from Bangalore 1014 Days ago

    christmas next day medak church open or closed plz tell me

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    Cyrilfrom Hyderabad 588 Days ago

    Timings Services: Sunday General Service – 9:30 amSunday Morning Service – 7.00 am The cathedral is open daily from 7 am to 6 pm for public viewing and silent prayer.

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    mahi from sec-bad 1037 Days ago

    prays the lord , father first time i have visit to church i feel very happy ,

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    mqnju from hyderabad 1267 Days ago

    praise the Lord pastor.we want to visit the church and pray for some time.please tell me whether pastor can give us some time for us and do prayer for us.

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    Cyrilfrom Hyderabad 588 Days ago

    sure,we will pray for you,pls see one of us once you are in church..God bless you.

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    manju from hyderabad 1267 Days ago

    I love this church very much.

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