Parish Details



 Brief History: The history of Christian faith in Tripura starts from the 17th century in Mariamnagar. Later, the mission was entrusted to the P.P. of Tejgaon near Dacca. Under the influence of a Garo Youth, a letter was written to Bishop Crowley in 1936, asking for a priest for Agartala. Fr. Raymond Massart, C.S.C., arrived in January 1937. In 1939, Shantir Rani Parish was established and Fr. Raymond Massart, C.S.C., became the first Parish Priest. During the time of Fr. Leo Gomes, C.S.C., in 1952, a Parish house, a School and a Boarding for Boys and Girls and the present Church were constructed. In 1969, Fr. Thomas Thengumpally, C.S.C., Fr. Mathew Ullattil, C.S.C., came to Mariamnagar to assist Fr. Roger Marcil, C.S.C. In 1974, a Multi-Purpose Centre was built for the dispensary, a guest house, training Centre for weaving and knitting. In 1980, the situation of the State was tense due to communal violence. On June 11, 1980, the miscreants set the Presbytery at Mariamnagar on fire, razing it to the ground and everything reduced to ashes. In 1982, the grant-in-aid Bengali medium School was handed over to the Government of Tripura.

In 1991, the Salesians of Don Bosco took over the Parish and stayed there until 2016.

In 2010, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy arrived at Amtali to set up a Hospital on the land given to them by the Bishop.

In 2012, the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany bought a plot of land at East Champamura and started Bethany Convent School.

In 2016, the Vincentian Fathers of Kottayam Province took the responsibility of the Parish from S.D.B. Fathers. They officially inaugurated their presence at Mariamnagar on 3rd July, 2016 and also began the Divine Retreat Centre. 

Established: 1939 
Patron: Shantir Rani (Queen of Peace) 
Parish Priest: Fr. Leenus, VC
Assistant Priest: Fr. Joseph, VC
Address: Shantir Rani Catholic Church, 
Mariamnagar P.O., 
Agartala, West Tripura 799 008 
Telephone (0381) 2326413


  • St.Joseph Hospital, Amtali

Brief History: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy were invited by Bishop Lumen Monteiro, C.S.C., to establish a Hospital for the people of Tripura. St. Joseph Hospital was blessed on 19th March 2015 by Bishop. Lumen Monteiro, C.S.C. and was inaugurated by Shri. Pobitro Kar, Deputy Speaker of Tripura State, in the presence of Sr. Linette, the Provincial Superior. The Hospital began in small scale of 20 beds for patients, with minimum facilities like OPD, IPD and Laboratory. There are regular medical camps conducted with the help of specialists from Chennai. It is a general hospital taking care of all types of ailments. In the future, it will have more facilities needed to serve the people better.

Established: 2010

Superior: Sr. Annie Varghese, SJA

Address: St. Joseph Convent

West Noabadi P.O.,

Agartala, West Tripura - 799 008


  • Bethany Convent School, Khayerpur

Brief History: The School at Khayerpur was the result of a long-cherished dream of the Bethany Sisters to start their own educational institute in the Golden Jubilee Year (1962 – 2012) of the Bethany Sisters in the North East. They were able to acquire 5 acres of land at Khayerpur. Bethany Convent at Khayerpur was inaugurated on 9th January 2012 and canonically erected under Marianagar Parish by Bishop Lumen Monteiro and the then Provincial Superior Sr. Noeline. Sr. Eva was the first Superior.On 25th January 2012, Bethany School, Khayerpur was opened with 47 students for Nursery and K.G-I.

Established: 2012

Superior: Sr. Mary Joseph, B.S.

Address: Bethany Convent, 

East Champamura

Khayerpur, Old Agartala, 

West Tripura - 799 008

  • Montfort School, Madhuban

Brief History: The Montfort Brothers launched their second project at Dukli. The site for the School was located in a rubber estate. Late Bro. Joy Alex was instrumental in transforming a rubber garden into a beautiful School. On 23rd July, 2009 the foundation was laid in the presence of Bishop Lumen Monteiro, C.S.C., accompanied by Bro. John Kallarackal, Asst. General, and the N.E. Provincial Superior.

The School started on 25thJanuary 2010 with 22 students while the building was under construction. Today, the School is a secondary School, affiliated to C.B.S.E.

Established: 2010

Superior: Bro. Thomas Plathottam, S.G.

Address: Ranir Khamar P.O.,

West Tripura - 799 003

Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC)

Established - 2019

Superior: Sr. Soona Mariya, C.M.C

Address: Shantir Rani Catholic Church,

Mariam Nagar, Agartala