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Cathedral of the Good Shepherd

Neighbourhood: Rochor
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Address: A Queen St | Bras Basah MRT Station / City Hall MRT Station, Singapore 188533, Singapore
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+65 6337 2036
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Sun 07:00 - 19:30
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Sat 08:30 - 20:00

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Recommended to Visit During a Mass

The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is among the oldest catholic church building in Singapore. When i was visiting with my wife and son, the building itself seems to require... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past here a few times recently and noticed that the renovation work now seems to be complete. The exterior is quite attractive with a fresh coat of paint. Haven't had the opportunity to go inside yet.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Beautiful colonial cathedral in the center of Singapore. A large congregation so get there early. I was fortunate to attend a celebration for a beloved priest ; Fr.Christof who has served Singapore for 50 years.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

It appears to have been a beautiful place once, but is definitely in need of the overhaul that is taking place now. Expect that it will be done in about a year (by summer 2015). In the meantime, just a block away is the St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

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Thank Pam S
Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

The Cathedral of The Good Shepherd is located at the junction of Queens street, Victoria Street and Bras Basah road. It is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Singapore and was consecrated in 1847. I visited the cathedral last month but could only see it from the outside. As of 1st November, the cathedral has been closed for renovation for... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

The oldest RC church in Singapore, Good Shepherd Cathedral has "closed" for renovation since late October. Services, including the Afternoon Weekday Mass, will continue at the nearby St Joseph's Church. At the end of the 1.15 pm Mass on Friday 25 October, Father Anthony asked the Congregation to pray for the successful completion of the renovation. The Cathedral is scheduled... More 

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Some LIVE music show about gospel music was taking place at the time when we visited.Added more adventure

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Well worth a visit for anyone interested in 19th Century church history in Singapore This is one of the Churches built by the pioneering catholic missionaries in Singapore - others include in the area St Joseph, St Peter and Paul, Lady of Lourdes, Sacred Heart. Due for major renovation for around two or three years shortly. Drop in for Sunday... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is among the oldest catholic church building in Singapore. When i was visiting with my wife and son, the building itself seems to require restoration especially the facade that requires structural restrengthening. It is recommended to visit this building as part of a religious pilgrimage during a mass. The atmosphere ands urroundings and the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

The oldest Roman Catholic church in Singapore, the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd does somewhat resemble St. Martins Academy of the Fields church at Trafalgar Square in London from the outside. As a previous poster mentioned, it does seem this house of worship is overdue for a restoration project. While we found what seemed to be some minor refurbishment work... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013 via mobile

I attended Mass here while visiting Singapore. As with other churches here, it is not air conditioned. The walls are peeling and cracked. But what impressed me the most was the attendance. I attended the Sunday evening Mass, and it was packed. They are currently raising funds for a restoration project, which is badly needed.

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