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Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church is a church of the Chinese-speaking assembly located at Prinsep Street, between Middle Road and McNally Street. With a history going back to 1843, it is the first Straits Chinese church building in Singapore. The church was established by missionaries from the London Missionary Society in 1839. Reverend Benjamin Peach Keasberry was instrumental in getting the church started.

The original building, known as the Malay Chapel, was built in the mid 19th century in the Romanesque style. It was replaced with the present red-brick structure in 1931. It was designed by C.J. Stephens, an architect with Swan and Maclaren architectural firm.

The church was first named the Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church in 1956. During that time, the Straits Chinese worshippers dwindled in numbers while non-Straits Chinese worshippers grew significantly.

Getting there

Take the East West Line to the Bugis MRT Station (EW12). Walk along Rochor Road and then Rochor Canal Road until you reach Prinsip Street. Turn left and follow Prinsep Street until you arrive at the chuch on your right, after McNally Street.

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