Last post I wrote about one of the 2 main churches in Karur, St. Theresa's Church. The other one is the CSI church.
The history of this church is related to Rev. Henry Little. He had come to India in 1861, during the English rule, to the then Madras Presidency, as a part of his Methodist missionary. After working in several towns, in 1874 he reached Karur and began preaching there.
In the year 1877, this place was struck with a famine. He came up with the idea of giving a simple porridge to everyone. He then came up with a small home for children.
Then started the betterment. From 1880 onwards he came up with an institute to teach several job-based skills like type writing, carpentry, lace making etc. He managed to market and sell the goods made by the locals as well.
The church standing today was built in 1892. The foundation stone for it was laid by Lady Little. The church is now more than a century old. It is true that the antiquity of the church that attracted me the most. Its a huge church built in a very English style made of bricks.
When I went inside, I was all the more fascinated by its construction. It had arches and high ceiling like cathedrals. It was neither white washed, it had beautiful exposed red bricks!!! Loved the architechture totally!!!
When we went, the decorations were being made. And being a CSI Church, it did not have the concept of having a Nativity crib or Christmas tree!!!
To Reach There:
Refer to the prev. post on St.Theresa's Church.
CSI Church is located just next to St.Theresa's Church
Dedicated to Ashwini & Pratima