In 1825, Father Francisco da Silva e Maia founded the Portuguese Mission on the site where St. Joseph’s Church now stands. The church lays claim to being the first place of Catholic worship in Singapore. Opened in 1912 and replacing the old church building, this architectural marvel is structured in the form of a Latin cross and boasts beautifully crafted stained glass windows. St Joseph’s Church was gazetted as a conservation building in 1993.
Every Good Friday, the Catholic community in Singapore commemorates the crucifixion of Christ with a procession through the grounds of this church.
Visitors are advised to dress conservatively as this is a place of worship.
143 Victoria Street Singapore 188020
(65) 6338 3167
A short walk from Bugis MRT Station (EW12) or take SBS Transit bus 7, 81, 130, 133, 145, 197.