The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is a Cathedral in Shillong, Meghalaya. It is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong which covers the districts of East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi. The Cathedral is the foremost location of worship of the over 300,000 robust Catholics of the Shillong Archdiocese which covers RI Bhoi and East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. An Archdiocese is a "diocese" or region below the jurisdiction of an Archbishop. In all there are 33 church districts or "Parishes" inside the Shillong Archdiocese.
The Cathedral Church turned into constructed over 50 years ago. Since it additionally has the "cathedra" – the seat or throne of the Bishop – it is referred to as a Cathedral Church. This place of worship stands at the very site of the first Church built by the German fathers. The in advance 1913 building – the Church of the Divine Saviour – was a wood structure. It changed into destroyed by way of the Good Friday hearth of April 10, 1936. Built via the first Catholic missionaries to those hills, the Salvatorian Fathers from Germany, it become the primary Catholic Cathedral Church in what became then the Mission of Assam.