Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart
Heres another church designed by
Medd and by an odd coincidence, again the result of an architectural
Across the road from Bangla Sahib Gurudwara just off Connaught Place,
the Sacred Heart Cathedral stands between two of Delhis finest
schools, St Columbas and Convent of Jesus and Mary.
Built in 1930-34, it closes the vista from the North Secretariat at a
strategic intersection between Connaught Circus and Raisina Hill. It
is a bold, elegant design in the Lutyens tradition with an Italianate
south front enriched by an oval mosaic cartouche of St Francis. In the
same colour scheme as Medds earlier Cathedral Church of the
Redemption, this one is a definite improvement!
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