The Afghan Memorial Church of St. John the Baptist, also known as St John's Church is located at Colaba, Mumbai. It was established in 1847 AD and consecrated 11 years later as a memorial to those who fell in the First Afghan War of 1843 and Sind campaign of 1838.
The roof of the Afghan Memorial Church is built of varnished teakwood
with hammer beam style ribbing, while the flooring is done with chancel
made of encaustic tiles in-laid with coloured clay imported from
The Church has a beautiful altar, tall pinnacles, 21 lancet windows
with exquisite stained glass fixed in the triangular apexes, on either
side of the nave. The remaining portions of the nave windows were fitted
earlier with Venetians instead of glass, but it has changed with
coloured glass windows.
There are 30 lancet windows glazed with coloured quarries in the
clerestory. At the west end of each aisle are triplet windows, one in
the south aisle behind the organ is filled with plain glass but the one
in the north aisle behind the side altar is a memorial window.
Mumbai is well connected by air, rail and road with all the important
places within and beyond the state. To reach the church Taxis, city
buses and local trains are available. Mumbai offers tourist a wide range
Afghan Memorial Church is located at Colaba in Mumbai.