Armenian Church, Singapore
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
The Armenian Church is the oldest Christian church in Singapore, located at Hill Street in the Museum Planning Area, within the Central Area, Singapore's central business district. Originally a parish of the Armenian Apostolic Church, an Oriental Orthodox denomination, the last Armenian parish priest left in the late 1930s, and with the dwindling Armenian population in Singapore, a successor was never appointed. Armenian and Oriental Orthodox services are occasionally held at the church.HistoryGeorge Drumgoole Coleman, overseer of Convicts and Superintendent of Public Works, was the architect of many of Singapore's finest historical buildings. The Armenian Church, arguably his masterpiece, is perhaps the finest landmark in the early architectural development of the nation.The government granted the land on which the church stands to the Armenian community in 1834. By 1835, the building was completed. Consecrated by Reverend Catchick Johannes in 1836 and dedicated to St Gregory the Illuminator, the first Patriarch of the Church in Armenia, it was the first church to be built in Singapore.Before you head to Singapore, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Singapore trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Singapore has to offer, including Armenian Church.
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This is the second time I have just dropped into this church as a tourist on my way somewhere else and I recommend to do the same if you are passing by. It is so peaceful. I love the statutes around t... read more »
Nestled among the modern buildings, this small white spired church is worth a look if you're nearby, as it not only stands as a testimony to the Armenians who built it and worshiped here, but also to ... read more »
Какое замечательное, тихое и умиротворённое место! Вроде ничего особенного, маленький скромный храм, но прихожу туда непременно каждый раз, что бываю в Сингапуре. Для русского человека это, безусловно... read more »What a wonderful, quiet and peaceful place! Like nothing special, a little humble shrine, but come back every time, which inevitably happen in Singapore. For the Russian people is by far the most complimentary place downtown. Very, very pleased that it is stored and maintained in excellent condition. Put a candle, pray, sit in silence at old gravestones is that shower invites! You must.show original
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