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 essential place of worship of the over 300,000 strong Catholics of the Shillong Archdiocese which covers RI Bhoi and East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. An Archdiocese is a "diocese" or location below the jurisdiction of an Archbishop. In all there are 33 church districts or "Parishes" within the Shillong Archdiocese. The Cathedral Church became constructed over 50 years in the past.
Since it also has the "cathedra" the seat or throne of the Bishop it's miles known as a Cathedral Church. This area of worship stands on the very website online of the first Church constructed by using the German fathers. The earlier 1913 constructing – the Church of the Divine Saviour – was a wood shape. It changed into destroyed by using the Good Friday hearth of April 10, 1936. Built through the first Catholic missionaries to those hills, the Salvatorian Fathers from Germany, it changed into the primary Catholic Cathedral Church in what became then the Mission of Assam.