Stainglass showing the life of Jesus Christ. The Afghan Church is located in Colaba, Mumbai. Work on the church of St. John the Evangelist (Afghan Church) was begun in 1847 by the British to commemorate the dead of the disastrous First Afghan War of 1838. It was consecrated in 1858 and work on the steeple was concluded in 1865. The church is located in Navy Nagar in the Colaba area of Mumbai (Bombay).