Sacred Heart Church, Santacruz

Sacred Heart Church is located on S. V. Road in Santa Cruz (Mumbai), Mumbai. The church, founded in 1936, is a Grade III heritage structure.[2] The church has 8,000 parishioners and is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay.

Sacred Heart Church
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Church interior
LocationSanta Cruz (Mumbai), Mumbai
DenominationRoman Catholic
StatusParish Church
Functional statusActive
ArchdioceseArchdiocese of Bombay
ArchbishopOswald Gracias
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A small chapel, built around 1850,[3] was used by the original East Indian villagers who were served by the St. Andrews Church in Bandra. Every Sunday a priest from Bandra would come to Santacruz and offer mass for Catholics residing in the traditional Gaothans (village). In the early twentieth century, many Catholics from Goa, Mangalore and Kerala began migrating to Bombay. These people settled in Santacruz since Bombay's traditional catholic localities like Colaba and Byculla were overcrowded. The Sacred Heart Church was completed in 1936 to cater to the spiritual needs of this growing population.[4]


  1. ^ Archdiocese of Bombay, List of Parishes
  2. ^ "Sacred Heart BMC seeks church land to widen road". The Times of India. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Leave Holy Cross out of widening, say locals". Mumbai Mirror. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Santa Cruz church to mark platinum jubilee". The Times of India. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2014.