Mary’s Church, Pune

Published date: 29/03/2024
  • Location: Camp, Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
A magnificent shrine from the British era, St. Mary’s Church is located in the Cantonment-Camp area of the city. It was built in the early 1820s by Lieutenant Nash, an engineer of the East India Company, and consecrated in 1825. St. Mary’s is not just the oldest church in Pune but in the whole Deccan region itself. As such, it is also known as the mother church of the Deccan.
The landmark shrine is an architectural splendor. You can find a beautiful amalgamation of Gothic, British, and Indian styles of architecture defining the beauty of this church in Camp Pune. Among the main attractions of this historic edifice are its 103 feet high tower and a quaint winding staircase that leads to the gallery. And while you are here, do not forget to check out some of the other attractions, such as the 130-year old pipe organ and the bell brought from Kaira church. Given the spacious interior of the structure, it can accommodate up to 1000 worshippers at a time.

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