Gloria Church (PortugueseNossa Senhora de Gloria) is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Mumbai built by the Portuguese Franciscans in 1632. The church is situated in the Byculla area of Mumbai.


The original Gloria Church, Nossa Senhora de Gloria, was built in 1632 by the Franciscans funded by the DeSouza E’Lima family, who owned the Mazagaon island which they procured from the King of Portugal in 1572. The old church was demolished in 1911 and the present one was built at Byculla.


The modern Gloria church was built in English Gothic style.

Popular cultureEdit

The church’s beauty has inspired many filmmakers to shoot their films on its premises. Prominent among them was Manmohan Desai’s Amar Akbar Anthony, released in 1977.

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