St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai Entry Fee
- No entry fee
St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai Phone
St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai Timings
|Monday||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Wedesday||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Friday||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Sunday||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
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St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai Address: Horniman Circle, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400001, India
Dating back to the year 1718, the St. Thomas Cathedral church is one of the oldest and most distinguished landmarks in Mumbai City. The church has been standing tall for ages witnessing the ruling British empire, the fall of it, several colonisations of Mumbai and a peaceful settlement now.
Built with an effort to provide for a worship place to the British Settlements in Mumbai, the St. Thomas Church is the first Anglican Church here and is of high religious importance to the city and Mumbaikars.
St. Thomas cathedral church is symbolic of Solitude and peace painted in soothing white and yellow and adorned with beautiful embellishments. Named after one of the 12 disciples of Christ, St. Thomas, this church is a must-go-to place for every tourist who comes to Mumbai.
History of St. Thomas Cathedral Church
The foundation stone of St. Thomas cathedral church was laid by Gerald Aungier who was the then Governor of the East India Company in the year 1676 AD and the construction work started immediately. But upon Aungier's death, the church's construction also came to a standstill and was revived after almost half a century.
In the year 1715, a young enthusiastic Chaplain named Richard Cobbe came to the then Bombay and saw the half-constructed church. He completed the construction of church within three years from 1715 to 1718 and it was opened to the general public on the Christmas of 1718. Since then, the St. Thomas cathedral church has heard millions of prayers and confessions and blessed the devotees with its divinity.
The St. Thomas cathedral church was consecrated as a Cathedral in the year 1837, July. Thomas Carr was appointed as the first bishop of the church. Later in the year 1838, a clock and a tower were added towards the western end of the church.
The famous Churchgate station of the Mumbai local and area Churchgate is named after one of the gates of St. Thomas cathedral church.
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Architecture of St. Thomas Cathedral Church
The church was built in Neo-Classical and Neo-Gothic architecture having a white façade. There is a high resemblance between the St. Thomas cathedral church Mumbai and St. Thomas Cathedral Ireland. The interiors of the church are decorated with painted glass windows, brass antiques, plaster of Paris shapes, and memorials which are dedicated to British parishioners. The windows in St. Thomas cathedral church are arched adding grace to its beautiful architecture.
Being built during the times of colonial wars, the roof of the St. Thomas Cathedral Church was built with canon-proof material to serve as a safe place.
Tourist attractions near St. Thomas Cathedral Church
The famous Asiatic Society of Mumbai is just 0.17 km from the church and is a go-to place in Mumbai tourism list.
The church lies close to very beautiful flora fountain just 0.26 km away and is a sight to watch during the evenings. It is also known as Piccadilly circus of Mumbai and is a junction of five streets.
How to reach St. Thomas Cathedral Church
The location of St. Thomas Cathedral Church is quite central in the Mumbai city lying in the Horniman circle.
If traveling by road, you can reach here by bus or private taxi cab. St. Thomas Cathedral Church can be accessed by Worli Sea-link from the south and M. G. road from the north.
If you are traveling by train, M. G. Road station is the nearest to St. Thomas Cathedral Church just 1.5 km away.
You can also opt for a cab from top car rental companies in Mumbai and visit all the famous sightseeing places of Mumbai in the comfort of a private cab.
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