Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) "The Afghan Church" Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India LL: N 18.90661, E 72.81637
Church of St. John the Evangelist Navy Nagar Colaba, Mumbai 400 005 T: 22-22020420
Commonly called the Afghan Church because it is dedicated to British soldiers killed in the Afghan campaigns of 1838-42; consecrated 1848. Bells cast 1903; treble recast 1914. Foundry supplied complete fittings for change ringing as well as Ellacombe chiming, but some ringing fittings were never installed by locals, so bells were never rung full-circle.
Chime with Ellacombe stand of 8 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / ---- There are no added semitones 1 bells were recast or replaced in 1914 by Taylor Prior history: In 1904, the complete instrument was installed with bells made by Taylor Year of latest technical information source is 2006
A news article on the need for renovations of the church
A local tourist article about the church has a good description, though no photos.
A tourist photo of the building
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in India.
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