Immanuel Church of Jakarta 基督教
Immanuel Church of Jakarta, Indonesia
This church is situated in front of the Gambil railway station, at the corner of Jl.Pejambon. Plans of its construction were drawn in the 19th century when Weltevreden ( Gambir ) was still a satellite town of coastal Batavia. Many people had moved to this satellite town and the then existing church became too small. The community banded together to built a larger church and funds came from many sources, including 92.000 guilders from Governer General Baud. Construction began on the birthday of King Willem I on August 24 , 1835 and lasted four years until August 24, 1839. The church was then named Willemskerk. During the Japanese occupation the church was a repository of the ashes of Japanes Willemskerk. During the Japanes occupation the church was a repository of the ashes of Japanese soldiers killed in the war. In 1948 the church was renamed Immanuel Church and today this black domed church offers sermons in Indonesia, English and Japanese.