St. Michael's Church Mumbai Entry Fee
- No entry fee
St. Michael's Church Mumbai Phone
St. Michael's Church Mumbai Timings
|Monday||6:30 am – 11:30 pm|
|Tuesday||6:30 am – 11:30 pm|
|Wedesday||6:30 am – 11:30 pm|
|Thursday||6:30 am – 11:30 pm|
|Friday||6:30 am – 11:30 pm|
|Saturday||6:30 am – 11:30 pm|
|Sunday||6:30 am – 11:30 pm|
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St. Michael's Church Mumbai Address: Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim West, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400016, India
The St. Michael’s church in Mahim, Mumbai is one of the oldest standing building in Mumbai. The construction of this church dates back to the 16th century and was reformed to present structure in the year 1973. The St. Michael’s church is famous for its Novena services and Christmas Mass.
History of St. Michael's Church
St. Michael’s church was originally built as a Portuguese church in the year 1534. It was named as San Miguel Church which is also the oldest Portuguese Franciscan church in Mumbai. It was built by Antonio do Porto who was a church builder and conventionally served as a convent on the banks of Mandav.
This church has served as the refuge to ‘Our Lady of Mount’ which was a famous chapel in Bandra. The chapel was destroyed during the British rule and the recoveries from the chapel were brought to St. Michael’s church. The popular picture of Virgin Mary was recovered from there, which also serves as a great tourist attraction at the St. Michael’s church.
The church has witnessed a number of brutal attacks since its construction, which were mainly done in order to gain its custody. The battle was between Apostolic Vicars and the Padroado Order to conquer the custody of the church and establish themselves as the major community.
The St. Michael’s church has been a part of 2 different battles of ownership which shifted between the two groups. Upon the first war, the Apostolic’s won the custody for the coming 60 years. After the final battle, the custody was gained by Portuguese Padroado Order. The church is a symbol of survival under multiple attacks and influenced by several colonial powers.
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The Belief at St. Michael's Church
The followers of St. Michael's church believe that the devotees have to attend the Wednesday special mass 9 times in a row without missing, to be able to attend Novena service which is the Portuguese name for Wednesday. A devotes who successfully completes the ritual shall be blessed with all his wishes and desires by Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary.
Architecture of St. Michael's Church
The St. Michael’s church has withstood all the changes that came its way. The church has undergone several overhauls and renovations since its inception in the mid-16th century. Although the structure has been restored with best possible efforts, several renovations have led to a loss in the antiques it possessed like wooden benches dating long back, glass paintings, arched structures.
The church was adorned with several images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. But several invasions and repeated overhauls have robbed St. Michael’s church of its beautiful adornments.
What stands today is a beautiful Red-beige colored structure magnificent in itself but the aura and soul of the place needs to be revived with combined efforts of the society.
Attractions at St. Michael's Church
Be a part of the special Wednesday services every week and have all your wishes granted.
Attend the Feast Day held on 27th of June every year called Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Feast.
A local flea market is another attraction around the St. Michael’s church which is famous for candles, garlands and accessories made from fresh flowers.
Just 4 km away is the Mahim Dargah, take blessings at the dargah and witness one of the best architectural and engineering specimens in India, Worli Sea-link, 3.5 km away from the church.
Witness the history of Maratha and Portuguese battleship at the Mahim fort just 7.3 km away from the church.
Entry Fee and Timings of St. Michael's Church
There is no entry fee to seek blessings of the lord at the St. Michael’s church.
St. Michael's Church is open from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm on all days of the week
The Mass timings for all weekdays except Wednesday are 6:30 am, 7:30 am and 7:00 pm in English.
The timings for Wednesday Mass and Novena are:
7:00 am (English Mass & Novena)
8:00 am (English Novena)
8:30 am (English Novena)
9:30 am (English Novena)
10:30 am (Konkani Novena)
12:00 pm (English Novena)
1:00 pm (Tamil Novena)
2:00 pm (Marathi Novena)
3:00 pm (Marathi Novena)
4:00 pm (Hindi Novena)
5:00 pm (English Novena)
6:00 pm (English Novena)
7:00 pm (English Novena)
8:00 pm (English Novena)
9:30 pm (English Novena)
The Mass timings for Saturdays are: 6:30 am, 7:30 am and 7:00 pm in English
The Mass timings for Sundays are: 6:30 am (English), 7:30 am (Konkani), 8:30 am (English) and 9:30 am (English).
How to Reach St. Michael's Church
By Road: St. Michael’s church is easily accessible by road. you can hire an auto-rickshaw or taxi cab or a local B.E.S.T bus from your location to the church. The St. Michael's church is around 13.8 km from the Mumbai bus stand, MSRTC Central Mumbai.
By Rail: If you are traveling by rail, Mahim station is the nearest railway station to St. Michael's church just 1.1 km away. You can either walk to the church or hire a local auto-rickshaw to reach there.
By Air: If you are traveling by air, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is the nearest one 7.3 km away. You can hire an auto-rickshaw or taxi cab to reach St. Michael's church from the airport.
You can also book a private cab from top car rental companies in Mumbai to travel within the city comfortably.
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