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“First Anglican Church East of Suez”
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St Mary's Church
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

St.Mary's church is inside the Fort st. george compound in chennai. This was the first anglican Church to be built east of Suez!! The Fort St. george is being used as the Government secretariate and hence all the security checks to get into the compound to visit the church. Once you enter there you see a beautiful old church with a lot of memorials for all those British soldiers and traders who died in India building the empire.
It is very nicely maintained. Old artefacts are carefully preserved includind the old stone baptism tray.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

I visited with my 3 children. The fort itself is very busy and it took us a while to locate the church. Once there we spent about an hour exploring.

Outside we checked out the headstones with the 'pirate' headstone getting the most attention.

Inside we explored the various memorials and spent some time sitting inside. It was coming up for sunset and that added to the atmosphere.

Would recommend braving the crowd for some special tranquility.

2  Thank Zinzan6
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

In the grounds of Fort St George, Chennai, this little church is a wonder, with a beautiful nave, memorials, bibles, stained glass and paintings. It was built in 1678 and is still a working church.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Ancient little church ..walls covered with plaques from the 1700's, in memory of British Military officers,
doctors and their wives and children, who've died everywhere from Rangoon to the Cape of good hope,Penang,Sumatra...drowned in the Godavari..killed by tigers..died in war...died during seiges..died at sea ..

An unexpectedly emotional glimpse into the tragic lives of people from another era...take the time to walk around and read all the memorials on the walls and the floor of the church.

2  Thank warmemorialjunkie
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Reviewed August 7, 2017
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