St Thomas (Santacruz) Mar Thoma Church Bombay

Mar Thoma Syrian Church

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


6, Chapel Lane, Santacruz West
Mumbai Maharashtra, India


7.30 a.m (English)
9.30 a.m (Malayalam)

Marthomites of the early 1950s propelled with the strong desire to build a Church of their own purchased a plot of land at Santa Cruz West on 13th March 1953. Thereafter, having complied with the statutory requirements, the foundation stone for the church building was laid on 1st March 1959 by the late Metropolitan the Most Rev. Dr. Juhanon Mar Thoma.

The St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church building was dedicated on 21st February 1960 by the late Metropolitan the Most Rev. Dr. Juhanon Mar Thoma. At The 19th Annual General Body Meeting presided over by His Grace the Metropolitan, it was resolved to request the church authorities to permit the Mar Thoma Syrian Church, Bombay to be allowed to function as two independent parishes viz. “Bombay Dadar Mar Thoma Parish” and “Bombay Santacruz Mar Thoma Parish” with effect from 1st April 1960.

The request was granted by His Grace the Metropolitan. The Parish at Santacruz West commenced functioning as an independent parish w.e.f. 1st April 1960 and Rev. C. G. David was its first Vicar.

At the General Body meeting held on 4th December 1960, it was decided to change the name of the Santacruz (W) parish as “St. Thomas Mar Thoma Syrian Church, Bombay”.