A vision of Gothic architecture and built by Kanakaraya Mudali in 1745, St Andrew’s Church is another distinguishable and notable landmark in Pondicherry stateliness. It is merely 4.2 km away from the city center and is one of the oldest churches in Reddiarpalayam area. The inaugural ceremony hosted people of all religions and castes, making it the first of its kind to hold a feast in the times of reservation. St. Andrew’s Church is one of the first churches to have Tamil inscriptions. A grotto of St Andrews is located at the entrance of the vestry. The altar has traditional Catholic imagery and a vestry for devotees to experience the tranquility. Presently, the church is under the dominion of Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore. While the church holds mass every day at different times, many tourists visit the place for its sheer beauty and design.
Mass Timings: 5.00 am, 6.00 am, and 5.00 pm (All days of the week)