Armenian Church
Armenian Church
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Take a walk in the lush gardens of the Armenian Church before entering the church and admire the exterior architecture. Breathing history and rich heritage the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator is the oldest Church of Singapore and is a gazetted National Monument.
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traveltotelltales
Singapore, Singapore154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I personally liked this cute and compact church and the garden around. An evening stroll around this church would be a perfect idea to feel good and calm.
Written 6 March 2024
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Artak977
Doha, Qatar233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The Armenian Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator is the oldest Christian church in Singapore, located at Hill Street in the Museum Planning Area.
Written 27 May 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,804 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
At the base of Ft. Canning hill in the colonial district you will find the oldest church in Singapore just edging out St. Andrews. Built in 1835 shortly after the creation of Singapore, it is an Armenian Church and built in Greek revival style, beautifully painted clean, white. Its exterior looks like so many early 19th Century churches in the US. However, inside it is a very interesting circular nave and sanctuary, still in a very historic setting. While we peeked in we could not take pictures due to an event. However it is a great structure to visit. Exterior alone is beautiful.
Written 10 March 2020
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Susan C
Bangkok, Thailand70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
This beautiful church, memorial garden and memorial statue are a quiet place ideal for prayer and meditation
Written 21 September 2019
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The Armenian Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator is an Armenian church in Singapore located on Hill Street. It is the oldest Christian church in Singapore.
As the story says, the first Armenian merchant appeared in Singapore in 1820. In 1833, the Singapore authorities allocated to the Armenian community a plot of land for the construction of an Armenian church. At that time, the Armenian community of Singapore united only 44 people. They were able to collect only half the required amount. The remaining amount was collected by Armenians from India and the island of Java. The church was built in 1835.
Written 21 June 2019
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
During my visit to Singaphore I was looking for old building.One of ths oldest building
in Singaphore this Church it is established in 1835.If you interest in religious site you
must see this church to know about history of Armenian in Singaphore.This Church is Simple desgin and the staff nice and welcome.
Written 29 March 2019
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Nicole B
Porto Alegre, RS985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This slightly shabby church is the oldest in Singapore. Surprisingly green grounds behind the church with out-of-place Armenian crosses and medieval statuary. Nice to pop in and have a peaceful break from the city.
Written 19 January 2019
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Sveta G
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
During our short visit to Singapore, we spent a rather long time in the surrounding. The history is very interesting, how Armenians got there at 1800s. The garden at the back of the Church is very nice. THe church is small but the christian spirit and atmosphere is amazing. AT the back side of the church, you can find the Armenian street with a street sign. I think all the Armenians like to take a pic there :D
Written 7 November 2018
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Koocharianjetsetter
Los Angeles, CA73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
A must visit for religious historians and Armenians of course. The church itself is very simple and has photos of the Armenian families who lived in Singapore before. The back side of the church has beautiful stone carvings of the cross, and a few stone heads of Armenians who still live in Singapore or were famous such as Agnes Joaquim who was a Singaporean Armenian women who created a hybrid orchid. So you can really feel a bit of history walking around the grounds of this building. It’s amazing.
Written 4 October 2018
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Mazmannan
Basingstoke, UK9,089 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
The Armenian Church is small and is located between Orchard Road and the Padang.
It is said that this church is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) churches in Singapore and it opened in 1835.

The church is well maintained. It has a nice garden. Inside the church I saw a few worshippers (presumably of Armenian origin). There is not a large Armenian presence in Singapore.

I was impressed with the architecture of the church. The front has large columns. I noticed that there was a porch in front of the church.

The pews were made of blackened wood and rattan. The dome is impressive.

It is worth a quick visit.
Written 29 September 2018
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