Bandel Church - Architecture
The church size is very small when compared to the other churches of Bengal but still it’s visited by many people from India and abroad. There are many things that can be visited in the church.
There was a ship mast which was installed by a captain after his ship was saved from a storm. The ship mast was damaged when a tree feel down on it in 2010 due to a storm. After the storm, renovation has been done and the mast was kept in a glass enclosure.
People of all communities are allowed to visit the church during the visiting hours. They can spend the time inside the church without making any noise. Photography is not allowed in the church. There are many paintings inside the main church which tell about the life history of Jesus Christ. The statue of Mother Mary is also there inside the church.
There is a courtyard in front of a structure that resembles a cave. There is a fountain at centre of the cave. Some people light candles here and pray while some drop coins inside the fountain and ask for a wish to be fulfilled. There are stairs in the courtyard that lead to the main church.
Interior of the Church
The church has beautiful chandeliers inside along with coloured glass windows. The grand tower clock is another thing in the church to be seen. The devotees and the tourists can also find statue of Mother Mary, also known as Lady of Happy Voyage. People worship the statue with devotion.