Launch of St Patrick’s Coffee Table Book to mark the 175 years milestone of the Church

Launch of the St Patrick’s Coffee Table Book to mark the 175 years milestone of the Church

Bengaluru: St Patrick’s Church, Bengaluru has completed 175 glorious years. To celebrate this milestone, a Coffee Table Book is to be launched on the 13th of August 2017 at 6:30 pm, which unfolds the story of this dynamic Church (formerly a Cathedral): how it came into existence, the struggle of its founder Fathers and the vibrant Parish it is today.

This multicoloured book of about 148 pages captures the history of St. Patrick’s in all its uniqueness: right from the Grant of Land, the initial construction of the Church, its subsequent expansion and the architectural marvel that it presents today in the heart of central Bengaluru. You will also come to know of interesting historical details about the growth of this vibrant parish over the ages.

Designed and produced to the highest standards, the St. Patrick’s Coffee Table Book will add lustre to any home, office, library, school, college, university or research center. To the diaspora of St. Patrick’s, especially, it will be a conduit to happy memories of their association with the Church and the Parish in their formative years.

The Coffee Table Book chronicles the origins and growth of the Catholic Church in Bangalore. It showcases rare photographs and contains detailed historical information that provides an excellent insight into everyday life in those early times.

The Coffee Table Book will be launched on the 13th of August 2017 and is priced at Rs.1000 per copy.

Most important: the sales proceeds of the Coffee Table Book will go towards the Village Adoption Program of St. Patrick’s Parish. The chosen village parish of Kadisenahalli is 90km from Bengaluru. There is a 350-year-old Church here and a Parish school with 216 children up to the 7th standard. The village faces an acute shortage of water with its borewells having gone dry. As part of the Village Adoption Program, we will bring in professionals from relevant fields, to train the residents in efficient water management practices, as well as to provide them with soft skills and job oriented training, and enhance sericulture development. We also plan to introduce English in the school curriculum.

For any further details kindly contact: The Parish Office, #15K, Brigade Road, Bengaluru 560 025. INDIA E:,, T: +91 80415 11044, 9845044179

“I am grateful to our parishioners and the professionals who have researched volumes to write and produce this Coffee Table Book of such high quality. This team includes Col. Christopher Rego (Retd.), Pramodh Naidu, Marianne De Nazareth, Ryan Lobo and Gregory De Nazareth.”

Msgr. C. Francis
Parish Priest and Vicar General

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