While in Pachmari, Henry designed the Christ Church of which he was a
parishioner. Vikram Bhatt quotes from "The Church Records"
and an interview with Father Benjamin Lal. The work on the church
started in 1880 and was completed in 1882. The south transept and
tower were later additions. He
describes the church as a "small, but beautifully crafted
edifice. Its red and gold sandstone (native to the region) and a
stunning set of stained glass windows give a unique glow to the
in 1875 (?) by the British, this church has a fascinating
architecture; its 'Sanctum Sanctorum ' has a hemispherical
dome on top with its ribs ending with faces of angels. The stained
glass panes adorning the walls and rear of the altar, imported from
Europe present a gorgeous view as sun rays pass through them.
[Pachmari tourism site]
Church, Pachmari, MP, India
Christ Church, Pachmari
In a "Guide to Pachmari" issued in 1923 by the CP Government
Press in Nagpur reference is made to the location Irwin Point so named
in honour of the Executive Engineer in the town in 1881 .
Family events during the period:
|7th November, 1876
||Hilda Kathleen Josephine Hinde was
born in Pachmari, a hill station in the Central Provinces of India
(now Madya Pradesh).
|20th April, 1878
||Honora Alice Caroline Purdon was born (presumably
|27th June, 1879
||Heatherbell Jeanie Millicent Standish was born
(presumably in Pachmari).
|23rd January, 1881
||Hope Helena Catherine Call was born
and christened in Pachmari , according to her daughter Elizabeth
||Moved to Simla