St. Michael's Church of Mumbai is situated in the Mahim locality. Serving as a proof of the influence of the colonial powers in India, the church is visited by devotees in large numbers. It is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Bombay, believed to have been constructed in the 16th Century. The written documentation related to the Saint Michaels Church confirm the year of its construction as 1565.
Before the year 1854, the church was under the control of Bishop
Hartmann. He lost control of the church in the church in the same year
and later, accumulated funds for the construction of 'Our Lady of
Victory Church', situated nearby. Time took its toll on the St Michael
Church and it was reduced to a deteriorated condition. Renovations were
carried out at the church in the 20th century. Its present structure
dates back to the year 1973.
One of the major attractions of St. Michael's Church comprise of its
Novenas, held inside its premises every Wednesday. The church is making
efforts to change itself with the changing times and is visited by
people from all religions. Catholics especially throng the church to
attend the daily masses held here. However, the maximum rush can be seen
during Christmas holiday, when the Saint Michael's Church is beautifully
decorated and presents a picturesque sight.