St Mary's Church

Currently Closed
  • Address: Rajaji Salai, Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Perched on the same ground as the Fort Museum, the St Mary's Church is not only the oldest Anglican church but also the oldest British building in India. With a striking architecture, the church remains to be a debate of who the architect was. Whether it was Edward Foule or William Dixon, both who were gunners of the fort. The church’s’ construction is believed to have taken place in the 16th century, most probably in the years of 1678-1680 AD. The British East India Company played a leading role in the inception of this church. One of the most beautiful churches in Chennai, this church is certain to make you feel mesmerized and calm!

  • On Sundays, holy communion service at 9:00am
  • On Wednesdays, bible study from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • 1st of every month there is a holy communion service held at 1:30pm

  • Secretariat bus station
  • War Memorial Bus Station

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  • St Mary's Church Address: Rajaji Salai, Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, India
  • St Mary's Church Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • St Mary's Church Price: Free
  • Best time to visit St Mary's Church(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St Mary's Church: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 0.23% of people who visit Chennai include St Mary's Church in their plan

  • 75% of people start their St Mary's Church visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see St Mary's Church

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Mary's Church

People normally club together Fort St George and Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam while planning their visit to St Mary's Church.

People also prefer to start their day with St Mary's Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Wonderful, historical place to visit and worship. Marble statues are excellent. Great place,quiet and good

  • This Church is located inside the fort St. George. It was an Anglican Church, now under Church of South India. It has a beautiful architectural interior and exterior. Inside the church yard very important cemetery.

  • is the oldest Anglican church (Church of South India) East of Suez and also the oldest British building in India. The church is popularly known as the 'Westminster Abbey of the East'.Construction was completed in the course of two years and the church was consecrated on 28 October 1680 by the chaplain Rev. Richard Portman. The ceremony was marked by the firing of small arms and cannon by the fort's garrison.

  • St Mary's church is an Anglican church located inside fort. It's a very old church built in 1680 with tombs of many prominent colonial people. You can feel the vibe that how old it is.

  • Excellent church interirors. Poorly maintained by TN Government.

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