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Cathedral Church


The Cathedral Church at Laitumkhrah, Shillong, is one of the most elegant churches which attract a great number of tourists. The church has the throne of the Bishop and hance referred to as Cathedral Church. This historical shrine of peace and sanctity is designed in the Gothic architectural style with high arches and stained glass windows. It provides a remarkable sight amidst lush green lawns.

One of the most unique and interesting feature of the church is the fact that it is built on sand and not on rock. Since Shillong is prone to earthquakes, the church has been erected on sand to combat and absorb the shocks. The grave of the first Archbishop of Shillong, Late Rt.Rev. Hubert D’Rosario, stands on this church. The main place of worship for 3,00,000 Catholics in the area, the church is a pride for them. Special church services are held every Wednesday.

People from diverse religious backgrounds come here to offer their prayers, seek blessings and divine favours through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Cathedral Church serves as a prominent landmark of Shillong with its hilltop location and charming architectural design.

Visiting Hours:

Monday to Saturday - 7am to 6.30pm

Sunday – 8am to 6.30pm.