This building was made on sand instead of having a cement based foundation, which makes the church more interesting since Shillong and other cities of Meghalaya are prone to severe earthquakes. This church in Shillong covers the areas like the district of the East Khasi hills and the Ri-Bhoi in Meghalaya. This church is also known for the 'Catherdra' which refers to the Throne or sea of the Bishop, hence being known as a Cathedral church in Meghalaya. And there are many Catholics in the East Khasi and the Ri-Bhoi districts in Meghalaya.
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian open at 07:00 AM to 06:30 PM (Mon to Sat) and on sundays open at 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM