Titapat and Ryan’s wedding ceremony at Christ Church Bangkok with a reception at Sukhumvit Grande Hotel. This was a reportage style wedding shoot with only myself covering the event. The beauty shots were done pre-wedding. Christ Church Bangkok is a wonderful venue for a wedding, centrally located and seating about 250 pax. Christ Church Bangkok is an international English speaking Anglican Church.
Christ Church Bangkok History
Christianity was brought to what is now Thailand as early as the sixteenth century. The Protestant faith came with British traders and American missionaries who reached Bangkok in the early years of the 19th century, but made little progress until the country opened to the West during the enlightened reign of King Mongkut Rama IV (1851-1868).
At first, Bangkok’s Protestants met for worship in each other’s homes but as their numbers increased they felt the need for a church building. To a petition’s response, King Mongkut granted land near the Chao Praya River for the use of the “community of foreigners who are of Protestant Christian faith”. A new church was opened for worship on 1 May 1864. Officially named the Protestant Union Chapel, it was commonly known as “the English Church”.
By the end of the century the congregation had grown and access by land had become impossible so it became necessary to build a larger church in a more central location.
On 7 April 1904, His Majesty King Chulalongkorn Rama V graciously granted a larger plot of land at the junction of Convent and Sathorn Roads for the use of the church. He also permitted the sale of the land on which the first church stood. A building was erected on the new site and was given the name “Christ Church”. It opened for divine service on 30 April 1905.
Christ Church Office:
11 Convent Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
(closed Saturdays, Sundays, Christian holidays and some public holidays)
Office Tel. 02-234-3634, 02-233-8525 Fax 02-236-6994