St Joseph’s Church is one of the most popular churches of Trichy. Constructed in the year 1792, the church is one of the oldest in India. Schwartz had built the church with the funding of British Garrison with the missionto spread Christianity. The famous Maingaurd Gate that witnessed many historical events during the colonial rule is located nearby. St. Joseph’s Church was built by Schwartz in 1792 .This church also has a nearby college known as the St. Joseph’s College, which is also a world famous education centre and has produced renowned personalities like R. Venkataraman and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.