A Sumi Baptist Church at Zunheboto town in Nagaland was dedicated Asia’s largest church on Saturday, April 22. This nine-storey was built at a cost of
It took a decade to build this nine-storey church at a cost of Rs 25 crore 30 lakh. Only the bell of this church costs Rs 15 lakh, which, reportedly has been imported from Poland. This bell is weighs about 500 kg and has a 1.5 km radial sound outreach.
Construction began in the year 2007 and culminated on March 31st this year. The church has 27 rooms including the main hall.
The church has a seating capacity of 8,500 people; 27 rooms in total including the main hall; 14 office rooms; facilities like a sick room, a children’s playroom, dressing room for brides and grooms, cafeteria, seminar hall and a meeting hall.
The church can be seen from anywhere in the central Nagaland. It stands at a height of 1,864.9 meters above the sea level. Architect Honoholi K Chishi-Zhimomi of the firm Akitektura Dimapur has designed the building of this church and M/s Map Project Services Pvt Limited (Kolkata) was the engineer.
All inspiration came from faith. Architect Honoholi acknowledged God and said, “All glory and honour goes to Him.”