About CSI St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church is one of the historic monuments in Chennai. Located within the historic site of Fort St. George, St. Mary’s Church is a reminder of the British Raj in India, looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India. St. Mary's Church, built in 1680, is considered as the oldest Anglican Church in Asia. Known also as ‘Westminster Abbey of the East’, St. Mary's Church derives its name from its origin in the Annunciation day of Virgin Mary. St. Mary's Church was originally built as a Garrison Church by William Dixon of the British East India Company, as per the design of Edward Fowle. It was later transformed in to a military dormitory by the French. Later, Sanctuary, Steeple, Tower and the Vestry were added to the church. The church top was added in 1795 by Colonel Gent.

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Timings 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Visit Duration: 30 Minutes

Address: Rajaji Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


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