Located at the northern end of Merdeka Square, this lovely little Anglican church was consecrated in February 1895. It was designed by AC Norman, who is also credited with the design of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building nearby. St Mary's was constructed in early English gothic architectural style which is apparent by the buttresses on the outside of the building. The pipe organ installed in the church was built in 1895 by Henry Willis, the famous English organ maker who also made the organ for St Paul's Cathedral in London and the original Grand Organ of the Royal Albert Hall. During World War II, when bombs were being dropped all over Kuala Lumpur, the caretakers of the church removed the windows to protect them. However, they could not be found after the war, and had to be replaced.
The St Mary Church is located in the colonial district of Kuala Lumpur as it is part of the legacy of British colonail rule.
Architect by AC Norman in neo-Gothic style and donated by W Hood Treacher The British Resident Selangor, George Frederick and Frank W Haines of Selangor. Built February 3rd, 1894