One of my quick halts at Ooty was at St. Stephen’s Church on the way to Charing Cross. I had been keen to visit the church ever since I had seen photographs of its lovely stained glass windows.
The church was almost empty but for a solitary worshiper on the last pew. The late morning light streamed in through the stained glass windows, making the colours come alive.
Here is some history: the foundation stone for the church was laid in April 1829 and it was opened for service two years later in 1931. The cemetery by its side holds the grave of many of Nilgiris’ Britishers, including John Sullivan, the founding father of Ooty town.
7 thoughts on “St. Stephen’s church at Ooty”
Really beautiful!! I remember seeing this church, but Mass was in progress went we went, so I had to satisfy myself with an ‘outside’ view.. Next time I am certainly going in!!
Anu, yes, do visit this church the next time – the stained glass windows are superb…
Beautiful Pictures :)…. The stained glass windows look incredibly pretty
Thanks, Meena! the windows are beautiful…
New look is good. And lovely photos. 🙂
hey, you are seeing the new look only now? anyway, thank you 🙂
John Sullivan is not buried at Ooty. Born 15 Januaryy 1788 – London. Died 16 January 1855 – St. Lawrence, Upton, Slough