St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai

St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai

The cathedral is a standing example and symbol of the early British settlement. The Cathedral was built in an effort to maintain and possibly improve the standards of the British settlement. The cathedral was marked as colonial Bombay’s point-zero, the exact center of the city. The first Anglican Church in the city, St. Thomas Cathedral holds tremendous religious significance for the Christian population of Mumbai. The Cathedral is bedecked with exquisite embellishments and is a towering monument representing peace and solitude. This church was named after St. Thomas, who was one of the 12 Disciples of Christ and who was also the apostle to India. St. Thomas Cathedral was built to Neo-Classical and Neo-Gothic styles with a white facade. The roof was made ‘cannon-ball-proof’, though many parts of the roof have disintegrated and have been replaced with cemented slabs.