St. Joseph's Church


14.7/5(8 Ratings)

St. Joseph's Church Overview

Ranked 5 of 29 sightseeing in Trichy

The city of Trichy also houses several ancient and historic churches out of which St. Joseph is one of the popular ones. It is also one of the oldest Churches of India. It was built in 1792 by Schwartz through the support of funding of British Garrison. Britishers used this church for spreading Christianity in the place.  

It is situated near the Teppakulam, in the centre of the town. The church also neighbours the famous Maingaurd Gate, which has been a part of many historical events associated with the colonial rule. This church also has a nearby college known as the St. Joseph’s College, which is also a world famous education centre and has produced renowned personalities like R. Venkataraman, and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Apart from the St. Joseph’s Church, the St. John Church of Trichy is also quite popular. This church was built in1812 and is known for its historic Christian monuments. Its main attractions are its louvered side doors that are opened to turn the church into an open pavilion and its cemetery.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:30 AM -6:30 PM
6:30 AM -6:30 PM
6:30 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:30 AM -6:30 PM

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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan4.3/5

462 reviews

Gothic beauty in South India

This church is at the foothill of rock fort in the centre of the city. Nice to find a gothic architecture. I felt like I am in France.Beautiful stained glass windows depict the story of Christ. At the altar 5 saints are there. It was May 1st when I visited. The festival started on that day. So there was a procession outside the church. On the left side there is parking area. Till that area there are statues of various saints. Nice and peaceful place in a busy area of Trichy - inside the famous St Joseph's college/

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Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar4.3/5

7 reviews

Very calm and clean place

This Church is situated in the market area. Foods and eatables are available around. One can reach by Bus/Auto or Hire Taxi. Bus is the cheap option. One can spent some time with peace here. Very calm, neat and clean place.

Radhakrishna Patta

Radhakrishna Patta5.0/5

3 reviews

A marvelous masterpiece

The spire from a distance was majestic and the Spanish contribution to India stood its time. The grand entrance with the towering spire was a grand sight. Evening mass was on and the church was very well lit from inside. Could see the old sturdy teak furniture inside the church full of the old world charm. Had a good feel from inside in the premises of St. Joseph's church as well as the college.

Lejo Thomas

Lejo Thomas5.0/5

12 reviews

Awesome church

The St. Josephs' church is awesome. We experienced a very calm and spiritualistic feeling there. It's more than 170 years old.



3 reviews

One of the peaceful places in Trichy

There are many good and worth watching places in and around Trichy. Some are really good places to visit with family; and this church is certainly one of them.



3 reviews

Very old beautiful church.

It is one of the oldest Churches of India.This church is really beautiful and I liked it very much and am lucky to get a chance to visit.

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