pipe organ, though now not in a working condition,
is as old as the church itself. This along with
the brass and silver candle stands and the memorial
plaques on the walls gives one a glimpse into
the glorious history of this distinguished church.
Mary’s Church follows the Anglican form of worship.
Prior to Independence, it was the Army Garrison
Church of Belgaum, under the Army Station Commander,
the Bishop of Bombay and the Archbishop of Canterbury,
England. The head priest of the church was the
Chaplain of Belgaum. Even today the locals refer
to this church as the Church of England or High
The church is the property of the Bombay Diocesan
Trust Association, an organization based in
Bombay looking after properties of Anglican
Christian church all over western India. For
the first time since Independence, the Trust
has undertaken the renovation of church and
the construction of the much needed compound
wall. The Trust has spent amount Rs. Six lakhs
in the renovation of this Church and construction
of a wall.