St. Thomas's Cathedral offers a peaceful respite in a busy part of the city and is renowned for its award winning stained glass work. The first Anglican church in Mumbai, St. Thomas's dates back to 1718. The church was constructed to provide a moral foundation for the growing British settlement. It became a cathedral in 1837. The tower and clock were added a year later.
Mumbai's Churchgate district derived its name from the gate in the Fort, built by the British East India Company, that was the entrance to the church. The whole area west of the church is still known as Churchgate today.
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