Armenian Church, Singapore

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Armenian Church of Saint Gregory The Illuminator
Armenian Church Singapore exterior.JPG
The exterior of the Armenian Church.
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
RiteArmenian Rite
PatronSt. Gregory the Illuminator
Year consecrated1836
Location60 Hill Street, Singapore
Architect(s)George Drumgoole Coleman
Architectural styleNeoclassical
Construction cost5,058 Spanish dollars
Designated as NHL
Designated6 July 1973
Reference no.2

The Armenian Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, known locally as the Armenian Church, is the oldest Christian church in Singapore.[1]It was completed in 1836. It is located at 60 Hill Street, Singapore.

The building became a national monument of Singapore in 1973.

History[change | change source]

The east front of the Church. The date on the building, which is "1835", shows that it started being built in that year.

The church was designed by George Drumgoole Coleman. The church is dedicated to St Gregory the Illuminator, the first Patriarch of the Armenian Church.[2]

The land for the church was given in 1834 and building began in 1835. It was opened in 1836.[3]

The church has had few changes made to it.[2]In 2016, the church underwent restoration.[4]

Architecture[change | change source]

Armenian Church, was built mostly in the British neoclassical style. It was also influenced by other styles.[3]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Singapore's 100 Historic Places. National Heritage Board. Archipelago Press. 2002. pp. 10–11. ISBN 981-4068-23-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator". Roots. National Heritage Board.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Armenian Church". Singapore Infopedia. National Library Board.
  4. "Divine Liturgy Celebrated in Armenian Church in Singapore". Asbarez. 27 February 2017. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 1°17′35″N 103°50′57.5″E / 1.29306°N 103.849306°E / 1.29306; 103.849306