Sunday, 26 August 2012


Saint Joseph's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Singapore. It is located along Victoria Street in the Rochor Planning Area, within the Central Area of Singapore's central business district. The church was constructed from 1906 to 1912 with its foundation-stone laid two years earlier. The building was built in the Gothic style by the Portuguese Mission. Saint Joseph's Church is most noted for its annual Good Friday procession, during which Christ's Passion is honoured.

Saint Joseph's Church is structured in the form of a Latin cross and boasts beautifully crafted stained-glass windows. Another striking feature about this Gothic building is its central octagonal tower, capped by a dome and flanked by two smaller towers. New buildings were added to the Church in 1938, 1954 and 1956.  Saint Joseph's Church was gazetted a national monument on 14 January 2005. From 4 September to 12 November 2006, the church was one of the exhibition venues for the Singapore Biennale, Singapore's inaugural international biennale of contemporary art.

This post is part of Charlotte's Spiritual Sunday meme.

Here is the magnificent "Miserere mei, Deus" composed by Allegri and here brilliantly performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford.


  1. What a beautiful church! I can see why it was made a national landmark - the design is very striking.

  2. This is the kind of structure that makes you gasp when you first lay eyes on it!

  3. *** Hello ! :o) Very beautiful church ! Il like your photos ***


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