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Where Faith Meets Beauty: Your Guide to Iconic Churches in Mauritius Worth Visiting

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Mauritius is a place where different religions and traditions coexist harmoniously.  One aspect of the island’s rich spiritual heritage is the presence of numerous churches that cater to various communities, including expats.

Christianity holds a significant place in Mauritius as it has played a pivotal role in shaping the cultural and social fabric of the island. Introduced during the colonial era, Christianity has since become one of the major religions practiced in Mauritius, alongside Hinduism and Islam. 

Although the majority of masses are conducted in French, our article features a curated selection of churches, including those offering services in English and must-visit iconic churches renowned for their unique architecture.

For Christmas mass schedules and more information, you can visit Diocese of Port Louis.

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Iconic Churches in Mauritius Worth Visiting

In the north

Saint Anges Gardiens (Holy Saints Church)

Located on the northern coast, Saint Anges Gardiens, commonly known as Holy Saints Church, is a Catholic church that stands as an architectural masterpiece. Masses are held on Thursday nights and throughout the weekend. What sets this church apart is its monthly English mass on a Sunday at 10 a.m. The serene seaside setting makes it a popular choice among worshipers. If you’re seeking tranquility, consider attending the evening service to avoid the Sunday morning rush.

Address: Route Royale, Grand Baie. Phone number: 263 8738

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Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice de Cap Malheureux

While Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice de Cap Malheureux doesn’t offer mass in English, it is an absolute must-visit destination on the island. This picturesque church with its incredible ocean backdrop is a symbol of the north of Mauritius. It’s a serene place to contemplate and enjoy breathtaking sunsets. The church is associated with the memory of a shipwreck in the area, and its unique boat-shaped altar pays homage to this history.

Address: 2J7C+8VX, Cap Malheureux. Phone: 208 3068. 

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In the WEST

Chapelle St Benoît (Paroisse Saint Augustin)

Located in Tamarin, Church Saint-Benoît, part of Paroisse Saint Augustin, offers an English mass every first Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. Located in a peaceful setting, it’s a place where you can find spiritual solace.

Address: M9CH+689, A3, Tamarin. Phone: 483 6612

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Chapelle St Marc (Paroisse Saint Sauveur)

Situated in Flic en Flac, Chapelle St Marc is a charming chapel that hosts mass in English every third Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. With its welcoming atmosphere and a devoted priest, it provides a serene spiritual experience. Don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful view at the back of the church after your worship. 

Address: P9GF+QP3, Flic en Flac.

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Redeemer Church

Redeemer Church is a non-denominational Christian church situated in Black River, Mauritius. They conduct a service every Sunday morning and offer an online service on YouTube. While their services are in Black River, they are accessible to everyone seeking spiritual guidance and community.

Address: Royal Road, Black River. Phone: 5507 2481. More information on their website. 

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Marie Reine de la Paix

Marie Reine de la Paix church in Port Louis attracts hundreds of locals and tourists daily. While mass is conducted in French, the church premises offer a tranquil retreat with beautiful gardens and panoramic views of the city. It’s a serene spot for picnics and relaxation, and at night, it provides a unique perspective of Port Louis illuminated.

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St Columba Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian Church of Mauritius is a Christian church part of the Reformed family of churches. Plurilingual (Creole, French, English, Malagasy), it offers pastoral care to all, Mauritians and expatriates, and touches all social strata.  The Saint-Columba parish, located in Phoenix, has been a significant English-speaking church in Mauritius for over 80 years. They conduct worship services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in English. After the service, you can join a casual gathering at Karibu for some cake, tea, and coffee. The parish also holds a Creole worship service on Mondays at 7 p.m. Whether you’re a local or an expat, this church offers a warm and welcoming community. 

Address: 23 Palmerston Rd, Vacoas-Phoenix 73541. Phone: 697 8394. More information on their website
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St Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral in Port Louis is one of the oldest and most iconic churches in Mauritius. Although mass is in French, its stunning architecture, serene ambiance, and well-maintained surroundings make it a must-visit landmark.

Address: RGP4+6J6, Bourbon St, Port Louis. Phone: 208 4396.

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Ste Helene Church

Ste Helene Church, also known as La Basilique de Sainte Helene, is an architectural marvel situated on the main road of Curepipe. With daily religious services, it’s a place of solace and spirituality. The church’s beauty is complemented by the prayers and songs conducted by Father Laurent Rivet.

Address: MGQF+9RG, A 10, Curepipe. Phone: 676 2408

Credit photo: Yashley, Dharmesh Sharma Ramanund (Yush)
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