It is to be noted that Christ Church in Shimla happens to be the second oldest church in the Northern part of India. It was built during the period from 1846-1857. Overlooking the Ridge, the church is decorated with stained glasses on the windows and brass plaques. The church was designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau. A clock was installed in the tower of the church in the year 1860. Lockwood Kipling, the father of the prominent writer Rudyard Kipling designed the fresco encircling the chapel window. During the colonial era, the British officials and laureates used to offer their prayers in the church.
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St Michael's Cathedral was the first Roman Catholic Church in the hill station. It was built in 1886 in the French-Gothic style of architecture. The exquisite stonework and the beautiful stained glass windows of the building add a magnificent touch to it.