Shantir Rani Church , Mariamnagar is the “Pro-Cathedral” Church of Agartala Diocese erected on 11 th January 1996 by Pope John Paul II. It is situated in a rural area, about 16 Kms towards East of Agartala Airport.
Shantir Rani Catholic Church, Mariamnagar has a unique place in the annals of the history of the North-eastern ‘Tripura' State ( India ).
Bengali is the language ordinarily used for the Holy Mass and other Church Services at the Parish Centre and the remote village chapels.
Parish Priests and Assistant Priests :
...(inaccurate entries probable)
Fr. Raymond Massart CSC … 1939
Fr. Raymond Massart CSC and Fr. Joseph Voorde CSC
Fr. Joseph Voorde CSC and Fr. Vincent McCauley CSC
Fr. Leo Gomes CSC (1952)
Fr. Paul St. Onge CSC and Fr. Patrick Landry CSC, Fr. Anthony D'Souza, Fr. Patrick Ryan
Fr. Roger Marcil CSC and Fr. George LeClerc CSC, Fr. Thomas Louis Fortin CSC, Fr. Thomas Thengampally CSC (1969), Fr. Mathew Vadakkedom CSC
Fr. Mathew Ullattil CSC (1973 – 1977) and Fr. Freddie D'Souza (1973), Fr. Hormis John CSC, Fr. Jose Sarpathil CSC (1977 – 1980)
Fr. Peter Chittayath CSC (1978) and Fr. Hormis John, Fr. C.V. Jose CSC (1980 – 1981), Fr. P. V. Joseph CSC (1976 – 1980)
Fr. Jose Sarpathil CSC (1980) and Fr. Adaikalasamy CSC (1981 – 1988)
Fr. Isaac CSC (1986) and Fr. Jose CSC
Fr. Hormis John CSC (Parochial Administrator 1988)
Fr. K. J. Joseph SDB (1991 January – 1993)
Fr. T. V. Anthony SDB (1993 – 1995) and Fr. Leo Tirkey SDB (1993 –1994), Fr. Augustine Myladil MST (1995)
Fr. James SDB (1995 – 1997) and Fr. P. J. Joseph SDB (1996)
Fr. Blasius SDB (1997 January – 2004 January) and Fr. Allwin (2003)
Fr. Pascal Dung Dung SDB (2004 January - 2006) and Fr. K. S. Francis SDB (2004), Fr. Anthony Oliveira (2005 October – 2006 May)
Fr. Joseph Ronald Venadt SDB (2006 April - ) and Fr. Mackley Gomes SDB (2007 - 2008), Fr. Isaac Mattappillil SDB (2010)