Shillong | 16.01.2021 | 09:00 am ~ 11:30 am

Exploring Landmarks of the Christian Missionaries in Nongsawlia

About the walk

A walk through the street of Meghalaya’s Nongsawlia will take us back in time to when the British once settled. Thomas Jones, a welsh Christian missionary, established the northeast’s first ‘Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church’ in Sohra. He had come to the Khasi Hills in 1841

Today at Nongsawlia stands one of the oldest Presbyterian Church in Meghalaya, which was established in the year 1846 by the Welsh Missionaries. Remnants of the first Church Building is located on the hill of the present Nongsawlia Cemetery. Many missionaries were laid to rest here, including the wife of Thomas Jones. The Thomas Jones School of Mission was also established in 1886 in his memory.

The walk will start from the Presbyterian Church, covering the cemetery and the remnants of the old church. It will end at the Thomas Jones School of Mission.

This guided- physical walk is a custom tour for the students of St. John Bosco Boys School, Sohra. This walk is not open to others.

Meeting Time
08:45 am
Event Date
Event Time
09:00 am ~ 11:30 am

In Partnership With

InterGlobe Foundation

About the walk

A walk through the street of Meghalaya’s Nongsawlia will take us back in time to when the British once settled. Thomas Jones, a welsh Christian missionary, established the northeast’s first ‘Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church’ in Sohra. He had come to the Khasi Hills in 1841

Today at Nongsawlia stands one of the oldest Presbyterian Church in Meghalaya, which was established in the year 1846 by the Welsh Missionaries. Remnants of the first Church Building is located on the hill of the present Nongsawlia Cemetery. Many missionaries were laid to rest here, including the wife of Thomas Jones. The Thomas Jones School of Mission was also established in 1886 in his memory.

The walk will start from the Presbyterian Church, covering the cemetery and the remnants of the old church. It will end at the Thomas Jones School of Mission.

This guided- physical walk is a custom tour for the students of St. John Bosco Boys School, Sohra. This walk is not open to others.

Led By

Naphibahun Lyngdoh
Naphi from Shillong. I'm a budding Archaeologist and a history Teacher I love exploring New Places and meeting new people, learning their different ways of life, their cultures, traditions and seeing what makes them unique. 😊

Meeting Time

08:45 AM

Meeting point

St. John Bosco Boys, Sohra

Disclaimer

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Maintaining safety during our events is our main priority. We have implemented several social distancing and safety measures to limit physical interactions between all attendees at the walk. Sahapedia/ India Heritage Walks is not responsible for any illnesses developing due to participation in physical events. 

 

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Please Note

• Mandatory to carry sanitizer and wear the mask. Safe distance to be maintained with other participants during the walk.

• Please wear comfortable shoes and carry drinking water.

• No entry fees to the monuments.

• You may carry your cameras and notebooks. Photography allowed.