Cathedral Of The Holy Name

Cathedral Of The Holy Name

  • Mumbai
  • Maharashtra
  • India

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Cathedral Of The Holy Name, Mumbai Overview

Cathedral of Holy Name, Mumbai is located in the commercial area of Colaba. This is the seat of the Archbishop and considered as Mother church of Archdiocese. The Cathedral was built in the era colonialism. The stone to the foundation of the building was placed on July 9th, 1902 and it was finally opened for its disciplines on January 15th, 1905. The Cathedral of the Holy Name got the name as the Heritage building in the year 1998.


The devotees of this particular cathedral have their roots back from the Parish community which has a wish to fulfil all the mission and vision that was taken up. People who belong to this community gather in this place and offer parts. This place has a special place in the heart of the people. The main entrance door of this place is stated one among all the “Holy Doors of Mercy”. The Catholics walk pass this door to seek forgiveness and purification.


This place is a pilgrimage site for all the Catholics. Pope Francis has declared that the door should be opened for all the devotees who come here for blessings. There was only one such door in the Vatican and later this place also made its way and got to be known as the 'Holy Doors Of Mercy'.


Cathedral of Holy Name, Mumbai, is the witness of the life cycle of this particular community from their birth to death. This place consists of the Cathedral house, the fort convent and the Cathedral that is located at Wodehouse Road and spreads over an area of 4642 sq. yards. The place of the living for the Archbishop is near to the Cathedral.


Things To Do


The premises and the surrounding of the church are good for you to take a stroll. The people who visit here for the first time enjoy the peace and serenity and the lovely ambience that you get to witness in this cathedral. Along with enjoying and seeing the beautiful gothic architecture you can also join the Sunday mass, the Holy week services and also the special Easter. You are willing you can attend the daily mass that is attended mostly by the residents of the place.




Cathedral of Holy Name, Mumbai, has an amazing past and history behind. This place was the outcome of an agreement that was signed between the Bombay Improvement Trust and the Archbishop. The person who was hired by the Archbishops was Dalhoff. He was the one who erected the beautiful and magnificent structure. He also built the residential area and the school. The Bombay Trust passed and approved the plan on November 21st and in the year 1901. Within a year the construction of the place begun and the place was finally open for the devotees in the year 1905, January 15.


Timings And Entry Fees


The daily mass in English is held four times a day. The timings are 6:30 am, 7:30 am, 1:15 pm and 6:30 pm. For Konkani, you should visit around 5:30 pm. The Sunday mass in English is held at 6:30 am, 10 am and 6:30 pm.


The Sunday mass in Konkani is at 7:30 am and 5:30 pm respectively. Rest all the other important things and information that you want can be collected from the office of the cathedral which is open from 9:30 to 1:00 pm and again in the evening from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Sunday’s the place is fully closed and on Saturdays, it is a half-day.


They do not have any entry fee to enter the Cathedral of Holy Name, Mumbai.


Best Time To Visit


You can visit the church at any time of the year. It is open all seasons and every day for visitors and the local community to offer prayers. Maharashtra, on the other hand, is an exotic place for all the travellers and it is one of the hotspots of India. This place showcases iconic attractions, green mountains, beaches, vineyards, pilgrimages and much more. This place is worth dying for. The three seasons of the year is summer, monsoon and winter.


If you want to visit Cathedral of Holy Name, Mumbai in pleasant weather then you should plan your holidays from October to March. This is the best time for the visitors to witness the beautiful scenes and enjoy the amazing weather.


How To Reach


The City of Mumbai is well connected. You can reach here via road, rail or air, anything of your choice. Mumbai is one of the metropolitan cities of India and thus it has to be well-connected. You can choose your favourite mode of traveller and visit the place.


This is the travel destination for all and easily accessible via air as it has both national and international airports with plenty of flights coming to and fro. The Cathedral of Holy Name, Mumbai is located at a significant zone of the city. Colaba us easily accessible and can be reached from any part of the city using local and public transportation.


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