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Singapore's Churches at Easter / Tues April 11th
Celebrate Holy Week with us on a walk to see Singapore’s most historically significant Christian sites, and hear the fascinating stories of the early missionaries who not only started churches and cathedrals, but also schools.
We will start at St Andrew’s Cathedral, our central Protestant church, with its imposing tower and spire built on land donated by an Arab philanthropist, its amazing stained glass windows, the plaques which testify to some of the main events in Singapore's history and much more.
Then we will proceed to the Chapel of the Convent of Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ), a reminder of the sacred in today's rather more secular cloister, CHIJMES.
Along Bras Basah Road we will visit the oldest Roman Catholic church in Singapore, the impressive Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, to find out more about the ‘rare discovery’ made during its recent renovation, the Saint who gave the cathedral its name, and the admirable Father Beurrel and La Salle Brothers who also founded the nearby St Joseph's Institution.
We will then admire the beauty of the once dilapidated, but recently restored to its former glory, Saints Peter and Paul Church on Queen Street, home to Chinese Christians, and you will hear about the hardship of Chinese and Eurasian Christians during WWII.
After visiting the Scottish, French, Eurasians and Chinese communities, we will complete the mosaic of our local Christian communities by going to the historic St Joseph's Church on Victoria Street to learn about the Portuguese Mission in Singapore.
Small Group Walking Tours
have a maximum of 10 participants but also need a minimum number of 7 to go ahead; if we don't have enough people we will inform those who have registered (& refund their payment) by the evening before at the very latest. But we hope they will always run!!
Please note that the cost of these tours is a little higher as we are keeping the number small. The quality will be however very high; see comments below from our last one at the end of January which was a prototype for this new series:
"I would like to thank you for the tour yesterday, it’s been a wonderful morning! Your guide is amazing and so expert about history".
"I just wanted to let you know that my aunt had a brilliant time yesterday. She couldn't say enough about the tour and how great your guide was. Thanks so much! I will certainly recommend you".
"Your guide was WONDERFUL! We all enjoyed her. I'm looking forward to the next tour."