Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians also known as Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong is a historic church positioned between Dhankheti and Laitumkhrah. Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong is one of the most prominent churches in Meghalaya, visited by over 300,000 worshippers every year.
Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong is erected on the same site where the first church of Shillong was built. The current Cathedral Church was built over 50 years ago. The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is one of the most beautiful churches in Shillong. It known for its high arches and stained glass windows. The church follows a mix of Gothic and local architectural styles. Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong has become a mainstream tourist attraction owing to its setting and architecture. Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong also houses many works of art within the complex. These works of art are reported to have been produced by the Art Institute in Munich, Germany. The inside of the Church also holds several works of church art which portray scenes from Holy Scripture and the life of Saints. Of special beauty are the set of stained glass windows made of Grenoble, France in 1947. There are beautiful stairs going to the huge terrace of Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong. The best time to visit Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is at 6 PM in the evening, around the time for the evening prayers.
Visitors usually spend about half an hour at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians can be visited during timings 07:00 AM – 06:30 PM.