St. Thomas Church, Kolkata

St. Thomas's Church in Kolkata, India, is a Roman Catholic, Latin Rite church. It is one of the colonial style buildings of the city. It is located in Middleton Row, Park Street. Mother Teresa lay in state in this church for one week prior to her funeral, in September 1997.

St. Thomas Church
Middleton Row 'St Thomas Church'.jpg
St Thomas Church
22°33′01″N 88°21′08″E / 22.550198°N 88.352224°E / 22.550198; 88.352224Coordinates: 22°33′01″N 88°21′08″E / 22.550198°N 88.352224°E / 22.550198; 88.352224
LocationPark Street, Kolkata
CountryIndia
DenominationRoman Catholic
Membership4000 [1]
Websitewww.archdioceseofcalcutta.in
History
Founded1842
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Groundbreaking1841
Completed5 May 1842
Specifications
Number of towers1
Administration
ArchdioceseArchdiocese of Calcutta
ProvinceArchdiocese of Calcutta
Clergy
ArchbishopThomas D’Souza

HistoryEdit

On 11 September 1841, Mgr. Carew laid the foundation stone of St. Thomas’ Church. It was Blessed on 5 May 1842, Ascension day and officially opened to the public on 8 September 1842. It is the second parish established by Mgr. Carew in the City of Kolkata in 1844. [1]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "KOLKATA DEANERY: parishes". Calcutta Archdiocese. Retrieved 5 May 2019.