Cathedral of the Assumption, Penang

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Faquhar Square, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang +60 4-261 0088

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    Church of the Assumption

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 16, 2010

    The Church of the Assumption was founded when George Town was first settled in 1786. It was so named because the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption. The Church moved to a temporary building in Farquhar Street in 1857 before the present building was built in 1861. The church organ was installed in 1916 and a concrete vault was introduced in 1928 in place of two rows of columns. The church was raised to the status of the Cathedral of the Diocese of Penang in 1955 before its cathedral status was transferred to the present Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Green Lane in 2003.

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    by SLLiew Written Jan 3, 2007

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    This Catholic Church was built arround 1857 from an early congregations of Eurasian Catholics who moved to Penang from Kedah.

    So if you are Roman Catholic and backpacking at Chulia Street, it is an easy walk to attend mass on Sundays. This Roman Catholic church is sandwiched between the St. Xavier's Institution - a boys' secondary school and the Penang State Museum. Further down this same street is an Anglican Church and there is a Chinese temple, an Indian Muslim mosque and a Hindu Temple around the corner.

    So this Cathedral, besides its outstanding architecture in the landscape reflects the variety or communities as well as the freedom of worship and religious tolerance since the early Penang settlement until now.

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    Cathedral of the Assumption

    by Imbi Written Feb 2, 2004

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    Cathedral of the Assumption was founded in 1786 at Church Street. It was named because of the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption. It was later moved to Farquhar Street in 1857.

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