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Chennai St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church
Rajaji Salai, Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600009 |
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st. mary's church

Just 2.5 kilometers from The Raintree Hotels is St. Mary's Church, the oldest Anglican church in India. Built in 1680 by the British East India Company, this venerable house of prayer features an array of things to see. There's the graveyard with the country's oldest British tombstones, dating back to the early 17th century. You'll also want to step up to the altar where you'll encounter a painting that's a depiction of The Last Supper believed to be done by Raphael.
 

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Prices -

 Free
 

Hours -

 Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

Events

  • Weddings
  • Baptisms
 

Activities

  • Altar Piece
  • Graveyard
  • Memorial Plaques
  • Monuments
  • Stained Glass
  • Baptismal Font

FAQs

  • what other attractions are near the church?

    St. Mary’s Church is actually located in Fort St. George, the first British fortress in India. The Fort Museum features many exhibits and displays. You’ll discover coins, uniforms, weapons, and medals from the 1600s.
  • are there any restaurants close to st. mary's?

    Yes, there are several, most of which are within walking distance. They include Café Coffee Day, Ninan’s, Agarwal Bhojanalay, Novelty Tea House, and Vasanta Bhavan.
 

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Distance from attraction: 1.9 miles
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