Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.School kids waiting for first bell  of the day..Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries.  A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.School kids waiting for first bell  of the day..Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries.  A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.School kids waiting for first bell  of the day..Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries.  A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

School kids waiting for first bell  of the day...

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.School kids waiting for first bell  of the day..Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries.  A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.

This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. 

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.School kids waiting for first bell  of the day..Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries.  A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.

This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. 

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.School kids waiting for first bell  of the day..Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries.  A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.School kids waiting for first bell  of the day..Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries.  A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries. 

During one of the trips to Himachal, we crossed Kotgarh when moving from Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan/Nirmand. Kotgarh is a small region which is located approximately 12 km from Narkanda. This region is surrounded by Himalayas and town is mainly famous for apples. Apart from Apple region of Himachal pradesh, Kotgarh was one of the earliest mission stations of North India..This campus has a missionary school and Church with Gothic architecture... Kotgarh was a part of the province of Punjab. It was Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England that opened its centre at Kotgarh in 1844. It became a mission station along with Simla, Kangra and Dharamsala. Kotgarh was ideally situated in terms of Christianisation.School kids waiting for first bell  of the day..Kotgarh was a station of the British army during the 1814-1816 Gorkha war. A 2 storey building was there to serve as British officers' mess. In the coming years, the British army withdrew from Kotgarh.This Church stands in the middle of the town and this drew our attention about the place. Kotgarh Church was built in 1872 and it's located near the Army mess. The church is not a very tall building and having a tower bell. The front window has a painting of Christ. The exterior is a combination of austerity and simplicity. It was used for daily morning and evening services.This church is now filled with mature shrubs and apple trees in its backyard, which enhances overall settings of this place. On other side of the Church a school was opened and was named after Gorton, who was a distinguished servant in Simla. Later this school came under the mission control. The school grew gradually and in 1886 it could boast of a substantial figure of students studying here — 13 boys and two girls. Some medical work was carried at Kotgarh too. A hospital that comprised only four beds was highly beneficial to the natives and the mission societies.Kotgarh with its picturesque location soon became a summer retreat for the missionaries in the plains. Books written during the early 19th century have travelling experiences of missionaries.  A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

 A photograph of one of the playgrounds of Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Currently Kotgarh does not reflect strong Christian characteristics. However the legacy of the missionaries is depicted in the domain of the church and the school.

To better know about this place, please check out an interesting blog @ http://kotgarh-blog.blogspot.com/2010/04/legacy-to-cherish.html 

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