Saint Andrew's Cathedral

+6563376104
11 St. Andrew's Road (subway station City Hall)
cathedral.org.sg/

Price: admission free
Working hours: from 9.00 to 17.00

An elegant snow-white building, standing in the city's business center and visibly contrasting with the neighboring ultramodern skyscrapers, belongs to the Saint Andrew's Cathedral – the largest Anglican temple in Singapore. Thanks to its beautiful architecture and historical value, it has achieved the status a national monument and is considered one of Singapore's key sights.

Saint Andrew's Cathedral has experienced a torrid history. In 1835, its first building was designed by Irish architect George Coleman who was the brains behind most of the buildings that were constructed in Singapore in colonial times. Seven years afterwards, the cathedral was rebuilt after architect John Thompson launched a new project. However, it only maintained this appearance for a little more than ten years, as in 1855, the Anglican Church’s building, severely damaged by two lightning strikes, was pulled down.

A new, modern temple was constructed according to the plans of engineer Ronald MacPherson between 1856 and 1861. It is considered that the ancient English church of the Netley Abbey, destroyed in the 13th century, was used as a prototype for the Singapore Saint Andrew's Cathedral, which was resultantly built in neo-Gothic style. A hundred years ago, when the temple wasn’t completely overshadowed by numerous skyscrapers, it could be seen from far away due to its 63-meter-high spire. Another distinctive feature of the church is its elegant belfry and its eight bells, the largest of which is as heavy as the bell of the famous Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The temple’s main adornments are its elegant lancet windows with their luxurious stained glasses, each of which is devoted to a different prominent person to leave their mark in Singapore's history. The Saint Andrew's Cathedral’s pillars and walls are interesting because of the peculiar covering that consists of shells, egg white, palm sugar and coconut shell mixture, giving them an original, natural sparkle. A gorgeous organ, installed in the church in 1959, is no longer functional and serves merely as decoration.

There is also an information center – a sort of museum that keeps valuable historical artifacts documenting the history of the church – on the Saint Andrew's Cathedral’s premises.

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高井

ラッフルズが建てさせた教会で、都会の中に荘厳な雰囲気を漂わせています。

18.10.2017  
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Frances

View from the 31st floor. Swissotel. Stamford

16.08.2016  
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Munem

Love the hotel

14.04.2015  
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edmund ng

Nice church. Pretty.

09.03.2015  
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Anna

Bingung pas masuk... Semua orang ngeliatin krn jilbabku... Huffft...

18.11.2014  
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Tyler

Very pretty cathedral, the largest church in Singapore. The stained glass and blue walls are quite picturesque and fit perfectly with the warmth and tropical vibe of Singapore. It gets a bit warm

07.10.2014  
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Amanda

nice old church!

13.08.2013  
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Amanda

vintage church..

13.08.2013  
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Gary

parking here very expensive for non members! seven dollars an hour!

05.05.2013  
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Александр

Книги разложены по языкам, слева на мандаринском, справа на английском. библия, песни, молитвы. у каждого сиденья под ногами мягкая подушечка

02.04.2013  
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⛪Saint Andrew's Cathedral圣安德烈座堂 is an Anglican cathedral in Singapore, the country's largest cathedral. It is located near City Hall MRT Interchange in the Downtown Core

09.12.2012  
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Lin

Cathedral service 9.30 am New Sanctuary service 11.15am & 5.00 pm

03.04.2011  
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Lin

Cathedral service 9.30am New sanctuary service 11.15am & 5.00pm

03.04.2011  
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Hana

Taking photos is prohibited.

21.02.2011  
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河利

Church for every sunday!!

06.02.2011  
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Paul

Come worship our beautiful Savior and Lord. He believes in you.

10.10.2010  
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James

Amazingly beautiful! Gorgeous underground santuary

09.10.2010  
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Yeanwei

Mandarin Service 9:30am Every Sunday

03.10.2010  
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Micky

Love to drop by especially during lunchtime just to relax...and enjoy yr packed sandwich lunch...nice koi pond as well!

29.09.2010  
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Calvin

Prob the most majestic cathedral in Singapore. Great place if ur a Christian n need somewhere quiet to pray.

05.04.2010  
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