Thomas Fanshawe Middleton Last Resting Place

Thomas Fanshawe Middleton and His Last Resting Place

So where was Thomas Fanshawe Middleton the first Bishop of Calcutta buried? This question had always intrigued me for long, as there were no official document to backup. Many books, gazettes, and repots have mentioned him being buried at the altar of St. Jonh’s Church and the marble plaque at the altar of the church clearly mentions his name. Some reports state that he was buried on 11th of July whereas some put that date as 12th of July. Ultimately who know what lies beneath.

So was he buried at Fort William and not at St. John’s Church? The answer is “yes” and “no”. To understand lets go back in time and trip down history to get to know some fascinating story from a life of a person who forever changed the course of Christianity in India and beyond.

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Kolkata’s Unique Easter Rally

Kolkata is unique in every way, perhaps very few cities around the world celebrate Easter the way Kolkatan’s do. Every year on Easter Day a rally is organized by The Diocese of Calcutta and United Christians of Kolkata. Now what is unique about this is that around 85 Churches, Christian organizations and Christian schools participate in this rally regardless of their denomination. This year the rally was attended by nearly 6000 participants.

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