St. Thomas' Cathedral is the first Anglican Church in Mumbai, situated near the Flora Fountain. Built in 1718, St. Thomas Cathedral was an effort to improve the moral standards of the growing British settlement.
Having selected for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific heritage conservation award
2004, St. Thomas Church owes its name to St. Thomas, a disciple of
Christ who came to India to establish Christianity along the Malabar
Coast, Southwestern India.
The Anglican Cathedral of St. Thomas has been a peaceful abode for many
a Briton who was laid to rest under exorbitant marble tablets engraved
with moving elegies. The cemetery within the cathedral's precincts has
generals, clerks and young maids lying together under the cozy ground
with tombstones bearing eloquent messages.
St. Thomas Cathedral attracts a host of devotees from across the
country. Christmas and similar festivals are the occasion when the
cathedral enamors beauty and excitement. Devotees and tourists flock St.
Thomas Cathedral to find a moment of peace and admire the beautiful
architecture and of course relish the wanton elegies carved on many
tombstones that make every visit so much lively.
St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai
|Location||D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001|
|How to reach||Board a local that will take you here, or hire an auto or taxi|
|Kind of Church||Anglican|
|Best Time to visit||Anytime of the year|