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 fundamental area 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 underneath 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 in the past. Since it also has the cathedra the seat or the throne of the Bishop it is referred to as a Cathedral Church This area of worship stands at the website of the primary Church built through the German Father. The preceding 1913 constructing - The Church of the Divine Savior - become a timber shape. It became destroyed through the Good Friday fireplace of April 10, 1936. Built by way of the first Catholic missionaries to these hills, the Salvatorian Fathers from Germany, it was the primary Catholic Cathedral Church in what becomes then the Mission of Assam.