ESTABLISHMENT

Inter Denominational Christian Church (IDCC) Doha-Qatar is established in the year 2002 following the Decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of State of Qatar. Inter Denominational Christian Church is a cluster of twenty eight different Indian expatriate Christian communities in Qatar. The twenty eight Churches from different denominations united together under the umbrella of IDCC to build their own place of worship. Later these member Churches have merged and/or grouped in to eleven Churches for regular proceedings of Inter Denominational Christian Church. The IDCC complex is located on a 12861 sq. m plot and the building occupies 4800 sq. m separated into seven blocks providing independent places of worship for member Churches. The IDCC Complex was constructed by the member churches with the contribution from their community members.

MILE STONES

 

  • 25th September 2002 – Letter from Government of Qatar informing the Emir’s Decree Allowing Christian communities to establish their own Churches to practice their religious rites and rituals.
  • 21st July 2003 – Formation of Council of Coordinators selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar, based on the communities’ strength as per the list submitted by the Indian Christian Communities through Embassy of India.
  • 27th July 2003 – Issued revised letter renaming Indian Christian Church to Inter Denominational Christian Church.(IDCC).
  • 10th May 2005 – Lease Agreement signed for land at Mesaimeer.
  • 11th July 2005 – Commemorative Stone unveiled by His. Ex. Ranjan Mathai, the Ambassador of India to Qatar
  • 24th April 2007 – Adoption of IDCC Bye-Law and Declaration of Building Project.
  • 28th March 2009 – Inauguration of IDCC Complex by H.E. Abdullah Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister, State of Qatar.
  • 5th April 2013 – First Ecumenical gathering held to mark the 10th Anniversary of IDCC Formation.
  • 4th January 2014 – IDCC Ecumenical New Year Celebration Started.