Churches in Mumbai
Mumbai is the home to several Churches, some new and some which take us to the bygone era. These Churches are excellent examples of exemplary architecture. Some of these are even important religious landmark of the city. Every year thousands of people visit them from, not only from within the city but also from all over the country.
Living Word Church in Mumbai
You can conveniently reach at the church by boarding a local train to Bandra Station. You can take a local transport from here up to Bandra Reclamation, Hotel Rang Sharda. There is a lot of space for parking vehicles, so do not worry if you are on your own vehicle.
If you get stuck and have no idea which way to take, you can call on 09022284800
The church also has a KidZone. Where children can enjoy, play games, have fun and can interact with the kids of similar age group.
You can attend the services of the church on every Sunday at:
Near Hotel Rang Sharda,
Bandra West, Mumbai.
Gloria Church in Mumbai
The Church is built in accordance with English Gothic Style structure. It has four Turrets which as high as 160ft. It is shaped in the style of a Latin cross. The Towers in the Church were architecturally made according to the Canterbury Cathedral, England. These are considered to be the highest in the entire city. The church is 205 feet in length.
These are the highest among the other Churches in Mumbai. The Church is 205feet in length and 15 feet in depth. The Church boasts of its Gothic style of architecture, where there is a beautiful carving on the pillars that meet above making pointed arches. The work of colored glasses in the Church is extraordinary.
The Gloria Church is located on Sant Savata Margin Byculla in Mumbai.
Portuguese Church in Mumbai
The architecture of the Church is based on the concept of three basic periods in the life of Christ, which correspond to "The Baptism" that symbolizes preparation, "The Public life" that symbolizes enlightenment and "The Crucifixion" that is symbolized by the sacrifice.
The main congregational space lies beyond the courtyard in the center of which is located The pulpit and the lectern which are the symbols of enlightenment are located in the center of this area. Beyond this area, the tabernacle is located which is the symbol of sacrifice and meeting with the god.
Mass timings of the service at Portuguese Church are
On First Fridays at 6pm (in Konkani) and at 7pm (in English)
On Sundays at 6.30am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 7pm (in English) and at 5.45pm (in Konkani).
Mount Mary Church in Mumbai
In 1570 it was a simple oratory made up with mud and was taken care of by the Jesuit Fathers. In 1587 it was placed under the authority of the Parish of Santa Ana. In 1738 it was destroyed by Marathas. The statue of Our Lady here is from the 16th century. It was brought from Portugal by Jesuit priests.
The church was rebuilt in 1760 and the statue was replaced with a statue of Our Lady of Navigators that was brought from the St. Andrew's church. In 1761 the original statue was repaired and the statue of Our Lady of Navigators was returned to its original place.
The Church has a beautiful semi – Gothic style of architecture.
The Church has regular services on weekdays, first Fridays, First Saturdays.
Holy Family Church in Mumbai
To get to this place you can take a Mumbai local train and get down at the Andheri station (East) and take a local transport such as Auto/taxi and you are there in just 10-15 minutes. Located in Kurla, which is a suburb area of the city of Mumbai, Holy Cross Church, Kurla (belongs to the Archdiocese of Bombay) is a Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the oldest and most visited Churches of the city. It was built in 1588 during the era of Portuguese by the Jesuits and was rebuilt in 1848.
Schedule for Weekday Masses at Holy Family Church
Schedule for Sunday Masses
Immaculate Conception Church in Mumbai
Adjoining the present Church building are the Mandapeshwar caves are present in the area adjoining which are as old as 750-850AD. It was founded by Fr Antonio do Porto, a Franciscan missionary. The Church holds an extremely popular Christmas mass on its grounds. During this time around 12,000 people mark their attendance and the number is constantly growing.
Mass Services at the Church
Saturday (English) : 6:30am, 7:30am, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
English: 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
Children's Mass: Sun 8:00am
Holy Hour: Friday - 6:00pm
St. Andrew's Church in Mumbai
The Church is made in Portuguese-style, with faced incorporating two bell towers. Above the statue of St Andrew, there is a small round aperture in the centre of the front facade. When the sun rises, the rays enter through this hole and illuminate the Church. The Church also boasts of its stone cross that is the oldest of its kind in the entire city and was carved out of a single stone. It was brought here from the Church of St. Anne. The Church also houses a mini museum.
Regular mass services are held at the Church every day.
St. John the Baptist Church in Mumbai
The Marathas allowed only the St. Anthony Church to remain active and functional. When the secular clergy took over St. Anthony’s, it names was changed to, St. John the Baptist. The church was extended in 1965 so as to accommodate the increasing number of attendees, and two schools were opened in the parish. It is located at Jambli Naka in Thane.
Weekdays: 6.00 a.m., 6.45 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Mass in Marathi: Every 3rd Sunday at 7.00 a.m.
Mass in Konkani: Every 4th Sunday at 6.30 p.m.
Mass in Tamil: Every 2nd Sunday at 10.30 a.m.
Malayalam Mass: Every Sunday at 11 a.m. except 2nd Sunday at 7.30 p.m.
St. Michael's Church
Mass services at the Church
Mass & Novena Services in English: 6.00am and 7.00am
Mass & Novena Services in English: 8.00am
Novena Services in English: 8:30am, 9:30am
Novena Services in Konkani: 10:30am
Novena Services in English: 12:00pm
Novena Services in Tamil: 1:00pm
Novena Services in Marathi: 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Novena Services in Hindi: 4:00pm
Novena Services in English: 5:00pm
Novena Services in English: 6:00pm
Novena Services in English: 7:00pm
Novena Services in English: 8:00pm
Novena Services in English: 9:30pm
St. Thomas Cathedral
The interiors are lined with Plaster of Paris. It has stained glass, arched windows that are polished with brass. The Church was made in Neoclassical and Neo-Gothic styles. If you want to peep into the window of old Bombay, there are no other places other than this. Several fine eateries are there in the vicinity.
Holy Communion: Every Sunday at 8:40 AM
The Saint Joseph Church in Mumbai
Morning Mass: 06:30 am
Sunday Mass (English): 06:00 pm, 07:15 pm
Konkani Mass: 07:00 am
Parish Mass (English): 08:15 am
Adults Mass (English): 09:20 am
Children Mass (English): 09:30 am
(English): 11:00 am
Youth Mass (English): 05:00 pm
WEEKDAY TIMINGS (Monday to Friday)
Morning Mass (English): 06:30 am
Evening Mass: 07:00 pm