The Good Shepherd

The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the oldest Catholic church in Singapore, built circa 1843. I managed to drop by last weekend during the IPA Photo Books show at the nearby National Museum of Singapore. Located at the end of Queen Street, the building is in desperate need for structural strengthening of it’s foundations, and the walls are crumbling, literally. In fact, the interior feels more rural Spain than shiny Singapore. The gallery house a monstrous pipe organ commissioned in 1912, and still in operation. Access to the galley is via two metal spiral staircases which flank the main door. More about the building here. I discovered that my Sunday visit was the last, as the church will be closed for a 2 year period in a week’s time for essential and upgrading works.

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