Although an Anglican church, St. Andrew’s was named for the patron saint of Scotland in recognition of the Scottish merchants who contributed funds to build it. The gleaming cathedral of today is actually the second ecclesiastical building to be built on this site. The first church, designed and built by G.D. Coleman in the late 1830s, was declared unsafe and closed in 1852 following two lighting strikes. In 1862, it was replaced by the present day cathedral. Designed by Colonel MacPherson in Early Gothic style and built using convict labor from India, its lancet windows, turret-like pinnacles and decorated spire are reminiscent of England’s Salisbury Cathedral. The exterior was coated with chunam plaster, a mixture of eggwhite, shell, lime, sugar coconut husk and water which molded into the ornate façade and polished to a smooth finish.
Within the church are brass plaques dedicated to families of past congregations and memorials to soldiers who lost their lives in the Sepoy Mutiny of 1915 and in the two World Wars.
How to go to St. Andrew Cathedral
St. Andrew Cathedral
Address: Coleman Street
Phone: +65 6337 6104
Nearest MRT: City Hall
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|Hourly||S$54/hr (min 10hrs); S$66/hr (min 3hrs)|
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|2 Ways||From S$264|
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