Armenian Church, Singapore
|Armenian Church of Saint Gregory The Illuminator|
|Affiliation||Armenian Apostolic Church|
|Patron||St. Gregory the Illuminator|
|Location||60 Hill Street, Singapore|
|Architect(s)||George Drumgoole Coleman|
|Construction cost||5,058 Spanish dollars|
|Designated as NHL|
|Designated||6 July 1973|
The Armenian Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, known locally as the Armenian Church, is the oldest Christian church in Singapore.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 church was designed by George Drumgoole Coleman. The church is dedicated to St Gregory the Illuminator, the first Patriarch of the Armenian Church.
The land for the church was given in 1834 and building began in 1835. It was opened in 1836.
The church has had few changes made to it.In 2016, the church underwent restoration.
Architecture[change | change source]
Armenian Church, was built mostly in the British neoclassical style. It was also influenced by other styles.
Gallery[change | change source]
The parsonage on the church grounds
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Singapore's 100 Historic Places. National Heritage Board. Archipelago Press. 2002. pp. 10–11. ISBN 981-4068-23-3.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator". Roots. National Heritage Board.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Armenian Church". Singapore Infopedia. National Library Board.
- ↑ "Divine Liturgy Celebrated in Armenian Church in Singapore". Asbarez. 27 February 2017. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017.
- Wright, Nadia (6 January 2015). "The Armenians of Singapore: An Historical Perspective". Armenian Weekly.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator Singapore
- 360-degree virtual tour of the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator Singapore
Coordinates: 1°17′35″N 103°50′57.5″E / 1.29306°N 103.849306°E