Pune’s St. Mary’s Church was established in 1825
it gains the respect of being one of the first churches to have been built in
the city by Bishop Heber. It was initially a structure put up for British
officers and soldiers to fellowship. That accounts for why the structure was
built with a blend of British, Indian and Gothic style.
The St. Mary’s Cathedral is so fascinating. It is
one place to be visited as it heals the soul and gives you that peace of mind
you desire. You can visit with your family to check out the amazing artifacts
they have within. There is a colored glass that can be found at the altar, it
was attached in 1874 in remembrance of Lieutenant Trotter. You can also find
within military flags.
Devotees troop in large number everyday to the church
to reverence their God. To show how large the building is, the church has about
1500 choristers, it also has instruments that are over 130years old and are
One other important thing to note about the St
Mary’s church In Pune is the fact that it is the place where the ashes of
British soldiers of the old were kept. Soldiers like; Sir Robert Grant the
honourable councillor of the Queen and the one time Governor of Bombay, and Sir
Edward West the then Cj of the highest court in the city.