St. Mary’s Church, which is considered as one of the oldest protestant churches in the city, was consecrated by Bishop Heber. In the year 1825, the church was constructed to serve as a place of worship for the officers and soldiers of the British, along with their families. Apart from Gothic style of architecture, the church also displays a blend of British and Indian architectural styles. Under the floors of the church, mortal remains of Sir Robert Grant, the renowned writer of religious lyrics and an erstwhile Governor of Mumbai is placed. Using pipe organs that are about 130 years old, the church is worshiped every day. Before 1982, the church was adorned with a steeple, which was later replaced by shorter concrete one. In the memory of Lieutenant Trotter, stained glass was fitted at the altar and near the baptistery, in 1874. Apart from this stained glass that was fabricated in London, the church also contains some rare regimental flags. A memorial plaque in memory of Colonel William Morris, one of the survivors of the Battle of Balaclava, is housed in the interior of the church. Often referred to as Mother Church of Deccan, it is the oldest church to have been established in the Pune region. Many memorials of the British soldiers, who served in various wars and battles, were housed in the edifice, owing to its being a garrison church. Remains of Sir Edward West, the Chief Justice of Supreme Court at Bombay, are also housed in the church. Colours of the 25th Bombay Infantry are laid to rest beside the memorials and plaques.

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