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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
Phone Number:
+65 6337 2036
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 07:00 - 19:30
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
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

Reviewed 7 June 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

There are more beautiful and interesting places to visit but the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, a Catholic place of worship built in the mid 1800's, is worth a quick look if in the area of Bras Basah Road.

Thank Roberts69
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 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.

Thank KGB777
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Melissa F
Port Charlotte, Florida
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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.

Thank Pam S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
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 

Thank percyvakil
Guangzhou, China
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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 

1 Thank Santorin3
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

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

Thank swatigeeta
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 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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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 

1 Thank MegaNainggolan
Hong Kong, China
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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 

1 Thank BradJill

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