2 September 2013

St Thomas Cathedral

St Thomas Cathedral on Veer Nariman Road was the first Anglican Church in Mumbai. The church was completed in 1718, and under went several renovations to get its present structure.
Its said that the nearby Churchgate station gets its name from this church. One of the gates in the Fort which East India Company built to protect their settlement was the entrance to the St Thomas Church. Hence, the whole area towards the West of this church is called Churchgate.
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The church was built to Neo-classical and Neo-Gothic styles with white facade. The interior of the cathedral mirror the interior of the St Thomas Cathedral in Ireland. The interior is delicately lined with Plaster of Paris, polished brass, stained glass, arche windows and memorials dedicated to late British parishioners.
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The Cathedral was selected for UNESCO Asia-Pacific heritage conservation award 2004.

17 comments:

  1. Wow, Interior and exterior areas of the Church looking Beautiful.
    nice post..

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  2. The picture with the pillars is really well taken!

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  3. Wonderful inside view. God must be so happy to visit out there :)

    Regards,
    Flashbacks

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  4. Wow this Cathedral looks awesome..Even the INside view is very beautiful..

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  5. Gorgeous looking church...
    Absolute, Great post.

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  6. Very beautiful photos and post for SWF!Have a nice weekend.

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