The Christ Church, the second oldest church of North India, lies in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It was built in 1844. The church is renowned for its decoration of stained glasses on the windows. The most remarkable of these is the one that represents the virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Patience, and Humility. In addition to this, the ridges which are visible from the church produce a spectacular view. The overall credit for this goes to Colonel J.T. Boileau who planned and executed such fantastic work.
In the pre-independence era, the church had been the chief attraction center for officials and local Rajas. It was consecrated in 1857 and a clock and porch were added later. However, the original channel window is no longer there to be viewed. To the next door of Christ Church lies the library building which was built in 1916. There are several pleasant places to walk in and around Shimla. Jakhu Temple, built to worship Hanumana, is at a walking distance of 2 kilometers from Christ Church.