Immanuel Church, Jakarta
|Protestant Church in Western Indonesia Immanuel Jakarta|
|Style||Indies Empire style|
|Groundbreaking||24 August 1835|
|Completed||24 August 1839|
|Number of floors||2|
|Number of domes||1|
St. Emmanuel's Church (official Indonesian Gereja Immanuel) is a Protestant church in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is considered one of the oldest churches in Indonesia. The church stands on the corner of Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur and Jalan Pejambon, formerly part of the 19th century Weltevreden district.
The first idea for the construction of the church was initiated by the Dutch Reformed and the Lutherans in Batavia. Construction phase started in 1834, following the design of J.H. Horst. The laying of the first stone was done on August 24, 1835. Construction of the church was completed on August 24, 1839. The Church was christened as Willemskerk to honor King William I of the Netherlands. It is considered one of the first civic building in the Koningsplein.
The church has a circular layout with diameter of 9.5 meter covered in grey marble tiles. Chairs are arranged circularly, with a lectern previously used by the Governor of Batavia.
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