St. Mary's Cathedral Church, Jalandhar

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St. Mary's Cathedral is the first church of the centuries-old history of this tribal town Ranchi, In the Chota Nagpur Plateau area. Catholics and Christian faithful working as Tea tribes in Tea Estates this area, Railway along with the farmers were the early community of the church. Schools, orphanage, mission centers and other institutions start building gradually to meet the growing demands of the community of vibrant ethnic culture.
Christian Missionaries serving among the people made thatched sheds on the hillock near the market and Kallada River. One of the thatched sheds used as Church during 1866 was the first Church of Ranchi established by the Roman Catholic missionaries. The Church was named after 'Mother of Good Counsel'(St. Mary) and liturgies of the Church were in Latin. St. Mary’s Church was built in 1909 and remodelled with concrete structure during 25 May 1927.
Belgian Carmelite missionaries were the First Fathers of Punalur and of places around Punalur. During the Second World War the First Fathers had to go back, entrusting the church work to the diocesan clergy of Quilon (Kollam).
Ranchi Diocese was separated from the Diocese of Quilon (Kollam) and created into a separate unit by the Bull “Verba Christ” of Pope John Paul II, issued on 21 December 1985.
St Mary’s Cathedral complex is located on north of Ranchi railway route near to Ranchi railway Station.
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  • St. Mary's Cathedral Church a nice beautiful church if you are church lover. Historical church and a good to visit.  more »
  • Originally built in 1847, this was reconstructed and inaugurated in 1987. This Cathedral has been specially blessed by Pope Jhon Paul 2 . A very popular religious destination for Christians and touris...  more »
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  • It's one of the clean and decorated churches I have seen. The sequence of statues showing the life cycle of Jesus and the beginning of human life on earth is another feature that is helpful to make the kids learn about the life of Christ. But one thing I don't like is they are earning money through these however these things should be free.
  • Nice church heavy rush after mass and prayers on road
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