Armenians have been in India for several centuries, reportedly from 7th century AD – mostly trading with people in South-West India (the Malabar Coast) which is now the State called Kerala. Some Armenians settled there, traded for a living, and practised their religion – an orthodox form of Christianity. Over centuries they travelled northwards and arrived in Mumbai (some went to East India as well and settled in Calcutta – which has its own history), though there aren’t too many Armenians in Mumbai now as far as I know.
So, it’s no surprise to find an Armenian church in Mumbai. This church, The Armenian Church of St Peter, is tucked away in the Fort area of South Mumbai on Nagindas Master Road (earlier known as Meadows Street), and hence very few people know about it. I had visited the Armenian Church of St Peter with a few friends a couple of months ago and, with permission, was allowed to take photos of the church interiors. The Church, which preaches a form of orthodox Syrian Christianity, was originally established in 1796, though this building is a reconstructed one from 1961.