|St.Peter’s Church,Bandara Mumbai Flickr|
|St.Peter church,Bandara.Pope's visit Dec.1964,.stpetersbandra.org|
St.Peter's - the Old Church at Bandara was completed in September 1853; in the previous year the foundation stone was laid on April 12, 1852 by Bishop Hartmann. It is fairly a big church, measuring approximately 100 feet by 75 feet. In 1867, a second story was built on the one story structure to provide a residence for the priest and run a school. With moving of the boy's orphanage from Bombay in the early 1860s, the church building became over-crowded; this is when St Stanislaus’ High School had its early beginning.
|St Stanislaus’ High School & church St Peter's Church, Bandra|
|St.Peter's Church,Bandara. ChurchTimings|
|St.Peter’s Church, Bandara stpetersbandra.org|
The stained glass windows made in China depict many Biblical themes - the baptism of Jesus by St John the Baptist, Christ entrusting the sheep to Peter, the life of St Stanislaus. The façade shows the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci carved in relief. The altar is made of Carrara marble. The marble cupola above the tabernacle is supported by six Alpine green colonnades. Two life-size angels in marble, each holding aloft a flam beau adore both ends of the altar. Two small stained-glass windows, depicting angels in adoration are set on either side of the altar. The other captivating feature is a huge, larger-than-life-size statue of the Sacred Heart above the altar flanked by stained-glass window exhibiting scenes in the life of St Peter.
On December 5, 1964 the Pope visited St Peter’s and blessed this place of veneration. The Pope presented the golden chalice to the church as a memento of his historical visit to this church.