The English-speaking international church community residing in the church actually dates from the 19th centrury, when the first Protestant missionaries came to Bangkok. At first British Anglicans came over to spread their belief, but in the late 19th century, most of the Protestant missionaries arrived from the United States. In 1861, King Rama IV gave permission for the construction of the Protestant Union Chapel around Charoen Krung Road, which was commonly known as the English Church. As Protestantism grew, a larger church was required, and in 1904, King Rama V gave permission for the construction of the Christ Church on the condition that Protestants of all nationalities or sects could use it as their house of worship. You might not believe it now, but back then this area was a farming area with canals and orchards. Due to the economic growth of the Silom area, it is now right in the middle of office buildings and condominiums. Many Christian expats and locals gather here on Sundays for the religious service. It is a beautiful white church that is also interesting for the occasional visitor. Its interior has been completely renovated in 2008, restoring the amazing stained glass windows from 1905.
11 Convent Rd
Nearest Transit: MRT Lat Phrao Station (Lines: Blue)
+66 2 234-3634
Bangkok Christ Church and Nearby Attractions on Map
Central Plaza Ladprao(2 km)
The State Railway Hall of Fame(2.2 km)
This is a privately-run railway museum with steam engines, train models and miniature trains on display that show the history of Thai railways since the late nineteenth-century.
Elephant Building(2 km)
The Elephant Building is one of the quirkiest buildings of the world, and has even won awards for being one of the ugliest.
Chatuchak Park(2.5 km)
Chatuchak Park is one of the older public parks in Bangkok, located on land that was donated by the State Railway of Thailand in 1975.
Thai Bank Museum(2.4 km)
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