St George Church ~ Francis Light Memorial, Penang

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    St George's Church

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 16, 2010

    St George's Church is reportedly the oldest Anglican church in Malaysia. Built by convicts, at the corner of Lebuh Farquhar and Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling, it has been faithfully holding services since its conception in 1818. The grand Francis Light memorial that rests in front of the church is a reflection of Penang's tribute to Francis Light, who established the island in 1786. The building was designed by Captain Robert Smith, a military engineer whose oil paintings of early Penang can be seen in the Penang State Museum. Services in English are held on Sundays at 8.30am.

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    Oldest Anglican Church in Souteast Asia

    by SLLiew Written Feb 3, 2007

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    This beautiful Anglican church in a large green compound is built in 1818. Apparently it was built by convict labor.

    You will not miss the church as you walk along Light Street pass the State Museum and the Court House (under renovation) and turn to your right towards Lebuh Masjid Kapitan Keling.

    Services in English are held at 8:30 am and 10:30pm every Sunday.

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    Visit the Church of Saint George's

    by DanielF Updated Aug 8, 2006

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    Saint George's Church is said to be Malaysia's oldest Anglican church. It is an austere, early XIX century classical building representative of the cultural and religious diversity of Penang and other of its most outstanding colonial buildings.

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    One of the biggest church in Penang ...

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 29, 2004

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    Built with convict labor in 1818, it is one of the oldest landmarks in the city. The entrance of this stately Anglican Church named after the patron saint of England

    The edifice was designed by Captain Robert Smith, a military engineer whose oil paintings of early Penang are displayed in the Museum. This is the oldest Anglican church in the country, modelled after a large church in Madras. In front of the church is a handsome memorial to Francis Light, who died on October 21, 1794. The Church maintains much of its original setting.

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    St George's Church

    by cs_zee Updated Oct 8, 2007

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    This is the oldest Anglican church in SE asia and was built in 1818. Traditional services are held every Sunday at 8:30am

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    St George's Church

    by Imbi Written Feb 2, 2004

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    St George's Church was built in 1818; Church is one of the historical places in the city. Located very centrally and it looks one of the churches in England.

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    St George Church

    by Audrey118 Written Jul 17, 2003

    Further up the road from the Kuan Yin temple is St George Church which dates back to 1818 and is the oldest Anglican church in Malaysia.

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