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.
Indian Christian Church in Doha has a history of more than 70 years. People from India started to arrive in Qatar as oil exploration started in the year 1939. In the beginning, various Christian denominations joined together and started community prayers. As time passed, more members from various Christian Churches arrived and felt the need to have their own Churches.
His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar issued a Decree in the year 2002, whereby Christian communities are allowed to establish their own Churches to practice their religious rites and rituals. The Government of Qatar has granted legal status to Catholic, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, other Eastern Orthodox, Coptic and Indian Christian Churches. The Government assigned a Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to speed up and facilitate the process. In May 2005, representatives of Christian Churches in the country signed a Fifty (50) year land lease agreement with the Government, at Mesaimeer, Doha, where they built six Churches. The Christian Churches Steering Committee (CCSC) has been established, according to the directions of the Government, to manage common matters and common amenities between the Churches namely Inter Denominational Christian Church, Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Coptic Church, Other Eastern Orthodox Churches and Greek Orthodox Church in the religious complex and to liaison with relevant government departments regarding the common facilities. A memorandum of understanding is executed by the representatives of the six Churches to undertake the day-to- day management of the complex. Further, two more plots were allotted for the construction of Maronite Church and Evangelical Churches Alliance Qatar.
- 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.
- 31st May 2019
- Celebrated IDCC 10th Anniversary – To mark the 10th Anniversary for IDCC complex Inauguration.
- Highlights – Choir Competition, Dhyana Yogam, And Public Meeting Along With Musical Evening.