St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore

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Tall, elegant spires and a long, grand nave lined with white arches await you at St Andrew's Cathedral. This Neo-Gothic, Anglican cathedral is the country's largest, originally built in 1836. The cathedral was twice rebuilt in its history, the second time due to irreparable damage after being twice hit by lightning. The cathedral is home to three large, stained-glass installations that stand out against the stark overall whiteness. Free, guided tours are offered when services are not in session; during these tours volunteers delve into the cathedral's rich history and intricacies. For St Andrew's Cathedral and beyond, use our Singapore travel route builder to get the most from your Singapore vacation.
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  • This Cathedral of immaculate white does not fail to draw attention in this environment of buildings. After visiting the Chinese or Hindu temples and their profusion of deities, decors, colours, offerings... one is struck by the sobriety of this place of worship in which a very soothing atmosphere.
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  • It is located in the center of the colonial part of Singapore. Built more than 150 years ago in early Gothic style. The cathedral is relatively small, but it is worth visiting.Anglican cathedral  more »
  • Access is gained though a side entrance and not through the main doors. We always try to light a candle for our grandson who is no longer with us, but sadly this facility wasn't available to us. Howev...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed this place because in my opinion it’s the perfect place for meditation and to pray. I visited a lot of churches around the world but I really appreciate this one. Very well maintained inside and outside the building. Also the surrounding garden is very good and peaceful.
  • A very well restored building in the Newly Enhanced Civic district of Singapore. A classic structure that reflects it's heritage. Still a functioning church. Rather vibrant. Many services for both locals n visitors alike.
  • It is located in the center of the colonial part of Singapore. Built more than 150 years ago in early Gothic style. The cathedral is relatively small, but it is worth visiting.Anglican cathedral
  • Church should never be involved in political prayers. St Andrew Cathedral seems more interested to please singapore politicans than God. Sad.
  • Really liked the vintage feel of the cathedral, both inside and out. As it's just most recently been renovated, the cathedral is poised in a very favorable position to attract visitors across all walks of life. Service is also very much enjoyable as there are screens all around for your viewing pleasure.

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Singapore’s largest cathedral showcases early English Gothic influences. It is located in the bustling Civic District, and its design pays tribute to key historial figures of Singapore. Designed by Colonel Ronald MacPherson, St Andrew’s Cathedral is Singapore’s largest cathedral and the most established Anglican place of worship. Located in the bustling Civic District, its design pays fitting tribute to key historical figures. Stained glass windows on the apse honour Singapore’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles and other British officials. In 1942 during World War II, there were frequent Japanese air raids and the cathedral was used as an emergency hospital. It was gazetted as a national monument in 1973.