St George Church Singapore

Once a month, we have decided that some photo-enthusiasts from our office will skip lunch, go somewhere and shoot pictures during the lunch period. Yesterday took us to St. George’s Church in the Dempsey Road area.

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The history of St George’s predates all the way back to the setting up of the British military garrison in Singapore in the late 1860s. Christian ministry was established amongst the barracks by the lay chaplain at that time. A church building was erected around 1870/1890, but it was soon clear that a bigger building would be needed to accommodate the soldiers and officers of the garrison. Work began on the new church in 1910 and by September/October 1911 it was completed and in use.

This church is considered a national monument in Singapore and hence a gazetted conservation building.

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