The keystone of the old church bearing the date 1599 over the eastern gate of the Monastery was laid.
The Governor of Bengal confirms the grant of the land.
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Bernier visits Bandel. He resided in India for twelve years from 1657 to 1669. The greater part of his residence was spent at the court of Aurengzeb, whose camp he followed in 1665 from Delhi to Kashmir through the length of the Punjab. He was a physician by profession.
Enlargement of the church
Some Portuguese accompany Job Charnock to Calcutta and established a church, which eventually became the cathedral church of Calcutta. This is the fourth oldest church in Bengal, the earlier ones were in Bandel, Chinsurah and Serampore.
The Bishop of Mylapore visits Bandel Church
Siraj•ud•dulla pillages the monastery and all the documents are destroyed.
Controversy with the Portuguese government over ownership of land Memorandum by Prior.
The English Governor General of East India Company abolishes the Prior's magisterial power.
The Prior sends the second memorandum.
The priests from the diocese of Mylapore take over the administration of the church.
Bandel St. John’s School was established in 1870 by the then Prior of Bandel Church, Rev. AC. Rodriguez, and is owned and administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco.
The belfry of the church was damaged by earthquake.
The statue of Our Lady of Happy Voyage is taken to the newly erected balcony.
The Salesian Fathers of Don Bosco take over the administration from the Bishop of Mylapore.
Major repairs of the Church
New altar and chapel on the roof of the church attached to the balcony.
Damage to the church caused by lightning.
Major repair of part of the roof of the Sanctuary
West bengal governor Mr. Pandey visit the shrine.
West Bengal governor Mr. Nurul Hasan visits the shrine
The boundary wall construction begins.
L.F. Workers forcefully stopped the construction of the boundary wall.
On November 25th the church is elevated to the status of Minor Basilica. the work of renovation and beautification is in progress.
Mother Teresa visit Bandel for the celebration of 125 years of St John’s School. This was held in 1995 and organized a civic reception for Mother.
25th October, West Bengal governor A.R. Kidwai visits the Basilica. Inauguration of the yearlong celebrations for the 4th centenary of the Basilica to be concluded on Nov. 14th, 1999.