St Mary's Church

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, Family And Kids

St Mary's Church - Review

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 Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport

  • Secretariat bus station
  • War Memorial Bus Station

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TripHobo Highlights for St Mary's Church

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting St Mary's Church

  • 0.6% of people who visit Chennai include St Mary's Church in their plan

  • 58.33% of people start their St Mary's Church visit around 1 PM

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

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

52.78% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Mary's Church

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

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St Mary's Church, Chennai Reviews

  • 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.

  • It's an impeccable place, nestled in the history of British India. This church was associated with the lives of many influential people of their times. While here, do find some time to interact with the caretaker. He's a sober guy and if you want to know more about this fabulous church, surely you can get hold of books and pamphlets available at the counter.

  • Must visit...for enthusiastic people....old sculptures and church records displayed are worth seeing

  • Beautiful maintained church from British colonial

  • Lush green Church. Build on A.D. 1710. Well cleaned & maintained.

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