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25 May

Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

Island: Mahé
Location: Diocese of Port Victoria, Olivier Maradan Street, PO Box 43, Victoria, Mahé
Tel: +248 4 32 26 52
Fax: +248 4 32 14 64


This imposing Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese in Seychelles. Constructed on the site where Father Leon of Avanchers built the first vault in March 1851 that was devoted to the Virgin of the immaculate conception, the Cathedral is one of the first churches in Seychelles. The first and only Seychellois Bishop, Felix Paul, who passed away on the 21st November 2001, is buried inside the cathedral in a tomb built in the flooring. The tomb is not visible but its location is marked by a special plaque. The Cathedral has undergone numerous renovations over the years. In 1993-94 it was completely renovated, except for the external walls. The last renovation was completed In 1995 when Seychellois sculptor, Egbert Marday fashioned the tabernacle and the carved doors.


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Opening Hours

Masses are held daily at the following times:

Mon-Tues: 0615hrs-0700hrs
Wed: 0615hrs-0700hrs and 1215hrs-1300hrs
Thurs-Fri: 0615hrs-0700hrs
Sat: 1700hrs-1800hrs
Sun: 0700hrs-0800hrs and 0900hrs-1000hrs

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