On June 16th 1817 Archdeacon Barnes
wrote to British Government showing that Kaira
in Gujarat where the 17th Dragoon
guards were in garrison a church was needed
for 850 to 900 people the Romanist troops of
the regiment also came to the Anglican service
and Barnes thought it also came to the Anglican
service and Barnes thought it hardly becomes
us to exclude them the church was built in 1824.
But the days of a garrison at Kaira are long
since past. Kaira’s first chaplain Rawlins died
there soon after he joined his station.