Take a heritage walk at St Thomas Cathedral

Apr 12, 2018, 07:33 IST | The Guide Team

St Thomas Cathedral will kick off its tercentenary celebrations with a heritage walk at the landmark

St Thomas Cathedral
St Thomas Cathedral

Built by the British as a place of worship for its garrison stationed at the Bombay Fort, and for officers of the East India Company, St Thomas Cathedral held an important place in the landscape of Mumbai in its formative years as it grew from a trading port to a commercial and naval hub. Today, 300 years since the structure was completed by the then Chaplain of Bombay, Richard Cobbe, it remains an important landmark in Fort.

St Thomas Cathedral

A heritage walk will kick-start celebrations in its commemorative year. Presbyter in charge of St Thomas Cathedral, Reverend Avinash Rangayya, will turn guide and take enthusiasts around the church and its compound. Known for its commemorative plaques crafted in marble, poignant memorials that recall valour and wars, a grand altar and fine stain glass etchings, and other rare treasures, one can expect an insightful walk back in time to imagine the shaping of a city and an empire at large.

On: April 21, 8 am to 10 am
Call: 9869004364
Cost: Rs 300
Email: cathedralwalks@gmail.com

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