Wodehouse Church is another major church situated on Wodehouse Road at Colaba in Mumbai. Christian devotees flock the Wodehouse church on a regular basis. On January 15, 2004, the Wodehouse Church entered its centenary year.
It was due to perseverant insistence of George Porter and Theodore
Dalhoff, that City of Bombay Improvement Trust was convinced to allot a
plot of land in Colaba for the construction of a new Wodehouse cathedral
large enough to hold the burgeoning congregation. The original Wodehouse
church stood at Medows Street.
Wode House Church has undergone massive renovation measures since its
centenary year, and that has seen the restoration of the elaborately
decorated, neo-Gothic stone church designed by Walter Ashbridge
Chambers, a noted architect of the firm Gostling, Chambers and
The colorful frescoes adorning the vaulted ceiling including the altar's
glass panels have been restored adding to the beauty and grandeur of the
Wode House Church. The frescoes may not be considered a great art, but
they are somewhat unusual in Mumbai, and that adds to the uniqueness to
Wodehouse Church. Painted by an Italian Jesuit, Brother Antonio
Moscheni, they depict scenes from the life of Jesus and from the Old
The Wodehouse Church is exorbitantly decorated with a glut of art and
that does not distract the devotees, instead they inspire and add to the
peace and tranquility amidst the aesthetic appeal.
Wodehouse Church Mumbai
|How to reach||Board a local that will take you here, or hire an auto or taxi|
|Kind of Church||Catholic|
|Best Time to visit||Anytime of the year|