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St Marys Church Noida

The only Catholic parish in the city of Noida is the St. Mary's Church.  It is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and comes under the Agra Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. The parish resides on Agra Diocese’s north-western tip, compounding the Meerut Diocese in the north and the Delhi Diocesein the west. Fr. Stephen Kolandaisamy is the present parish priest of the church.


Catholics hunting for jobs were staying in the Noida industrial city from its constitution in 1976 since the UP Industrial Development Act. Earlier, they moved to close by churches in Delhi, specifically Mayur Vihar so as to attend the Mass. When the Noida Catholics insisted, the priest from Mayur Vihar parish agreed to the celebration of the Mass on Saturday evenings in Noida. The reason behind this was that he had to be in his parish on Sundays. Because of the lack of a well oriented place, it was arranged in the homes of various people.

Archbishop Cecil de Sa appointed Fr. Johnson Chiryankandath, in 1984 following which, the parish priest of Bulandshahar surveyed the pastoral needs of Noida on his frequent visits to Noida. In 1985, the parishioners approached the freshly appointed priest in Mayur Vihar for taking Noida into the Mayur Vihar parish’s pastoral care. The priest expressed him being helpless in doing anything without the consent from both the Archbishops of Agra and Delhi. Proposed deliberation resulted in a scheduled meeting between the two archbishops that resulted into a resolution of inclusion of Noida people in the Mayur Vihar Parish till the time a dedicated priest was elected by the Agra Diocese for Noida Catholics. Fr. Johnson was appointed as the parish priest in 1986, for Noida by the Archbishop Cecil de Sa, thereby making Noida a part of it in the ecclesial jurisdiction of Agra Diocese. Until this time, Noida remained to be an independent parish.

Fr. Johnson applied for a land in October 1986, to construct a church. A land in Sector-25 was allotted by the Noida authority, but because of the objections from the residents in the place, the plot was given back. After that, Fr. Johnson approached Noida authority for a Mass centre on receiving advice from the archbishop. In December 1987, in sector-27, an H.I.G. flat was obtained and inaugurated to name it as "Maria Sadan" in February 1988. Till date, Maria Sadan is used as a parish Mass centre. On 15 August 1991, the foundation stone was laid by Rev. Cecil de Sa, then Archbishop of Agra Diocese for the church. 2 years later, the structure was then consecrated for public worship.

Best Time to Visit

This is a pilgrimage place and hence, can be visited throughout the year. Situated in Noida, the visitors from different parts of the country are keener on paying homage to Christ Church along with other sightseeing. Hence, the best time to visit Noida is in the months of Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov and Dec.


Beautiful architecture with magnificent windows makes this place extremely pious and serene. The British style architecture speaks a lot of the history associated with this pilgrim.

How to Reach

By Air

All domestic and international flights land and fly within convenient timing in here. The Airport is 32kms away from this place and can be easily reached by local taxis or rickshaws.

By Rail

Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station is at a distance of 15kms from St. Mary’s Church and Delhi junction is 22kms away. Travelers can opt for either of the options as per their convenience and can easily reach to the station via local transport facilities like auto rickshaws, cabs or even metro trains.

By Road

Noida is few kms away from Delhi and well connected by road. Noida Bus Stand is 56kms from St. Mary’s Church and has buses running frequently from major parts of the city. Popular buses reaching Noida are UPSRTC, HRTC and Himachal Volvo Tour. It will take nearly an hour to reach to his place.

By Self Transport

Right from the Luxury travels to group travels, all the options are easily available for the self transport lovers.


People throughout the country visit this place to witness the grand celebrations of Christianity and worship Lord Jesus. Even the non-Christians travel to this place and enjoy the events like:

  • Christmas– 24 December midnight
  • Easter – midnight celebration as per liturgical year
  • Good Friday – as per liturgical year
  • Parochial feast day of the Assumption of Our Lady and the Independence Day of India – 15 August
  • NCYS painting competition – last Sunday of July or first Sunday of August
  • All Souls Day – 1 November
  • Feast of Christ the King – last Sunday of Ordinary Time

Established in the year 1986 with 250 families, St. Mary’s Parish today has grown to nearly 800 families. The parish community is a perfect blend of the faithful belonging to different languages and culture.

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Saturday and Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 7.00 PM
  • Sunday: 9.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Entry Fee

Entry is free

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