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St Josephs Cathedral Allahabad

St. Joseph Cathedral is situated in St. Joseph College’s compound, opposite to Company Bagh, Civil Lines in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh.  It has institutions for men and women, intermediate and professional colleges for students. It also works for health and social welfare.


Patna Vicariate was constructed on September 1, 1886 into a Diocese under the name of "Roman Catholic Diocese of Allahabad." Gradually, the town of Allahabad started being known as the mission’s new capital. It’s first Bishop was Rt. Rev. Dr. Francis Pesci. The mission switched its hands on December 20, 1890 passing it over to the Bologna province’s Capuchin Fathers. For the promotion of the missionary work, more laborers were engaged in the vineyard of the lord for the expansion of God's Kingdom. Few of the districts were dismembered from the Allahabad Diocese with a purpose of the formation of the new dioceses and prefectures. In 1887 Darjeeling and Purnea were ceded to the Arch- Diocese of Kolkata. In 1892 Chuhari, Latonah and Bettiah, of Allahabad Diocese, established the prefecture of Bettiah. Others like Patna, Jaunpur, Bankipore and Bhagalpur, which belonged to the Allahabad Diocese formed Patna Diocese in 1919. The Jabalpur Prefecture came into formation in 1932 with Saugor, Shampura, Nawgong and Bina. After this, the Prefecture of Indore was formed in 1935 with an inclusion of Sehore and Bhopal given from Allahabad. The Lucknow Diocese was formed in 1940 with 10 civil districts of Uttar Pradesh provided from the Allahabad Diocese. After this construction, followed the erection of Jhansi Prefecture which included six civil districts of Uttar Pradesh from Allahabad. Currently, Allahabad Diocese is one of the biggest Dioceses in the world. This is since 1886 wherein the development gradually helped the formation of 7 ecclesiastical units.


St. Joseph Cathedral houses exquisite beautiful statues from Christian mythology. It was constructed in Italian style and speaks of the ultimate craftsmanship.

How to Reach

By Air

12kms from the Allahabad Airport

By Rail

4kms from Allahabad Railway Station

By Road

3kms away from Allahabad Bus Depot


Being one of the popular churches in Allahabad, St. Joseph’s Cathedral sees gushing of the people at most of the hours of the day. Yet, the Good Friday, Easter and Christmas are the special occasions in here and are celebrated with great zest. People from all over India visit this church whenever they land in Allahabad or plan on visiting the places in the Allahabad vicinity.

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

The church opens on every Sunday from 6:30am to 7pm.

Entry Fee

Free of Cost

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