St Mary's Church

4.3 Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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
Tickets From $33.68

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!

St Mary's Church Hours

  • 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

How to Reach St Mary's Church

  • 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
  • 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

St Mary's Church Reviews & Ratings

  • Nice, cosy church. Oldest church in India. Good Acoustic, warm congregation. Rich in history

  • Oldest church.I will go to this place whenever I feel confused and I hope that my I will get stress free once I go there. Parking facility is available. Calm place Atleast for 1 time everyone should go to this church.

  • One of best and oldest Church of sixteen century, protected by Arechology department. Well maintained and in best condition n use for prayer.

  • A very good place to get the feel of Chennai History

  • It's built by the British period .holly church is very good maintained . Nice one of the best places

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