Front Gate — St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Bangalore

An ornate entrance gate is located in the front of the Cathedral space on St. John’s road.

The gate is of classical Roman architecture with gold-topped and gold-footed pillars supporting a triangular top emblazoned with “Saint Francis Xavier Church, Bengaluru” in Kannada script, as well as adorned with carved images of angels kneeling before the Sacred Heart.  A nearby busy street intersecting St. John’s Road and bordering the grounds is named after Father Servanton, the priest credited with spear-heading the construction of the existing church building and overseeing the growth of the parish.