Nine Lesson Carol Service 2015


On 8th November, 2015 at 6: 00 p.m. “ST. JOHN’S CHURCH” celebrated “REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY” an event which tribute and homage was paid to the Soldiers who have laid their lives for the country.

The Rt. Revd. Ashoke Biswas, Bishop of Calcutta graced the occasion. The program started with a word of prayer by Revd. Paritosh Canning. Many dignitaries along with all the CNI school of Kolkata paid their respect by laying wreaths. The wreath laying ceremony took place in front of the “Memorial Corner” situated inside the Church.

Lovely hymns were rendered by St. James’ Church choir, St. Thomas Girl’s school, Kidderpore choir and St. Peter’s Church choir.

AT 5: 00 P.M.

National day of Prayer was celebrated at St. John’s Church organized by the Diocese of Calcutta, CNI on behalf of United Christian Prayer for India.

The program was graced by Bishop of Calcutta, The Rt. Revd. Ashoke Biswas and the Most Revd. Thomas D’ Souza, Arch Bishop of Calcutta.

The dignitaries were present from the military and the Provident Fund department. The dignitaries were felicitated by both the Bishop.

The program started with a welcome speech by Revd. Martin Pakhare followed by an opening prayer by Rev. P.K. Nanda. The La Martiniere for Girls choir and St. Saviour’s Hindi Church choir rendered two beautiful hymns.

The Most Revd. Thomas D’ Souza, Arch Bishop of Calcutta spoke to the congregation about Mahatma Gandhi.

The Rt. Revd. Ashoke Biswas, Bishop of Calcutta gave his message to the congregation.

After the prayer for the Nation, the program ended with a vote of thanks and blessing.


All over India 5th September’2015 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day to commemorate the birth day of Dr. S. Radhakrishan.

The Vicar of St. John’s Church, Revd. Pradeep Kumar Nanda took the initiative to celebrate Teacher’s Day by felicitating the teachers of the Church who have been and are still new associated with the teaching career, in various schools.

Sunday Church service started with a prayer by Revd. P.K. Nanda followed by hymns and an inspiring speech by Revd. P.K. Nanda in which he mentioned that A Teacher is always a teacher throughout his or her life. A teacher never retires.

Mrs. Lena Raju, Vestry Committee member of the Church, shared her experience as a teacher and what education is all about, especially in today’s world, where education has a different perspective – children are in the rat-race to get marks leaving far behind moral values and discipline. So she started that not only teachers, but also parents must join hands in this educational journey of a child for his/her total and holistic development of his/her personality, thereby enabling the child to develop into a caring human being and a responsible citizen of India.

The teachers were felicitated with a token of appreciation by the Church.