The Armenian chapel of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Kolkata was built by contributions from the community in 1906. As a mortuary chapel it has become known within the local Armenian community as “the small church”. During its construction 12 consecrated foundation stones were laid under and around the wall of the 12 corners of the Chapel representing the 12 Apostles. The Sir Paul Chater Home is situated near this Chapel and a few years ago, when there were a number of residents in the home, Holy Mass was celebrated every Saturday morning to enable them to attend a service.