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St. John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church is a well-known landmark of the city, located on the north side of Masunda lake near the Thane Station. The church, formerly known as St. Anthony’s  church was built by Portuguese missionaries (Franciscans) under the leadership of Fr. Antonio do Porto in 1582. When the Marathas captured Thane in 1737, all the churches in the city were destroyed, except the St. Anthony Church. When the secular clergy took over St. Anthony’s, they changed the name of the church to St. John the Baptist. With the passage of time, several alteration has been made and of that old Franciscan church only the wooden main altar, the two side altars and the roof of the sanctuary still exists today. The front part of the church was extended in 1965 to accommodate the ever-growing number of parishioners.

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St. John the Baptist Church,
Jambli Naka, Thane - 400601
Phone : 022 - 25348671
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