Date: Thursday 22 March 2018
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Meeting Point: TBA please email Janet - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Members/houseguests $74, non-members $93
Closing for Bookings: Monday 12 March
We are pleased to help welcome Easter with a brand new 'Churches II' tour covering four different and beautiful buildings that are intimately linked with Singapore's history.
We will visit the Armenian Apostolic Church of St Gregory the Illuminator, a patron saint and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, which was built in 1835. We will hear stories about links between the Armenian community, Raffles Hotel, Singapore's national flower and the printed press.
Next we will head to the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, which has finally re-opened it's doors after a three year restoration, one of the highlights here includes the restored stained-glass windows.
The tour continues onto Orchard Presbyterian Church, the oldest one in Singapore which began as a congregation comprising of Scottish sailors and soldiers. We will finish at St Alphonsus, more popularly known as Novena Church. The name to refers to Novena prayer devotions which gave name to the area. The church, a striking new Gothic style building, has just re-opened after an extensive overhaul.
This is a joint tour with AWA, the American's Women Association, places are limited book early.
Dress code: We are visiting places of worship, please dress modestly. Cover shoulders and knees.