Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church, Singapore

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The Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church is located on Prinsep Street within the Central Area of Singapore's central business district. It is approximately 350 metres from Rochor MRT Station.
The church was founded in 1843. It was previously known as the Malay Chapel. In 1930, the chapel was replaced with the present Romanesque-style building. It was gazetted a national monument by the National Heritage Board on 12 January 2000.
In 1839, a Presbyterian minister of the London Missionary Society, Reverend Benjamin Peach Keasberry (1811-1875), started an elite boarding school for Malay boys in Rochor, with an attached printing press. Some of his pupils were thought to have been of royal descent.
In 1843, Rev. Keasberry was able to raise sufficient funds to build a small chapel on Princep Street for outreach to the Malays.
The church was first named the Malay Chapel in recognition of the reverend's contribution to the Malay community. It was also known as Greja Keasberry or Keasberry's Church. The missionary Samuel Dyer preached the first sermon at the Malay Chapel in 1843.
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  • It was of Chinese descent from the ancient Christian Church. In Singapore under the influence of China simplified Chinese font is seen here and there, but in the Church written in traditional Chinese fonts and Presbyterian Church and, I felt its antiquity.
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  • Bugis and vigor to the Middle much smaller Church. Seen from a distance and the invisible Church. Tried to get in was closed. The building has renewed the old buildings in taste.
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  • The Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church South of princsep Street in the lochore station next to MRT 300 m on your right. This church was completed in 1931, is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Singapore, has a unique façade has a red brick. Is the Mational Monument has been specified, like churches and historical buildings for building ne.
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  • Good church.
  • I love this building.
  • Historic old church located in the slightly more quiet side of town. Popular with tourists taking pictures outside.
  • Fantastic, friendly welcoming, solid teaching. Highly recommended.
  • One of the oldest presbyterian churches in Singapore. This used to be called the Malay Mission Chapel. This church has been a significant inluence in the local christian community and has produced many leaders for the church in Singapore as well as business & government leaders
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