Kannur, Sep 29 : The Archaeological Department will begin the conservation works of a more than two centuries-old English Church located near Kannur Cantonment from tomorrow.
Talking to news persons at a press conference here on Saturday, Minister for Ports, Archaeology and Museaum Ramachandran Kadanappally said the maintenance works of the CSI St Johns Church would be carried out without interrupting prayer meetings at the church.
The centuries-old Bible and other documents kept in the Church (built in 1811) will be conserved scientifically considering the historical importance of the documents, the minister said. He also said that the church premises including the cemetery will also be protected by the State government.
The government has allotted Rs 86.5 lakh for the protection and maintenance works of the Church. Besides this, the church committee also collected Rs 10 lakh from devotees for the historical monument's protection. The Archaeological Department took over the church built in Indo-Greek architecture style by the British for their soldier's located in Kannur, which was later opened for prayers for other devotees.(UNI)