History Of Christ Church
  1. The Bombay Education Society (BES) was founded on 29 th January 1815 in Mumbai by the Venerable Archdeacon George Barnes, chaplain to the East India Company at the time.
  2. A site of more than 250 acres was purchased at Devlali and on November 17th 1923, Sir George Lloyd laid the foundation stone of Evans Hall. One of the copper plates commemorating the opening is now on one of the walls of the Evans Hall at Barnes School & Junior College, Devlali.
  3. The first small school became congested as more and more students sought admission and therefore it became apparent that new grounds and school buildings were essential. A large, airy site at Byculla was allocated by the government and new school building was opened in 1925.
  4. Less than two years later, i.e. on January 29th 1925, a special train brought the first boarders to Devlali and Barnes School was declared open by Leslie Wilson, Governor of Bombay and patron of the Bombay Education Society. The memory of the Founders and Benefactors is preserved well.