St Mary's Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur

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    Saint Mary's Cathedral

    by IreneMcKay Updated Mar 8, 2014

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    Saint Mary's Anglican Cathedral.

    St Mary's Cathedral is an Anglican Cathedral next to Merdeka Square.

    Around 1887 Anglicans in British Malaya worshipped in a wooden church on Bluff Road near the police headquarters. Frank Swettenham, the Resident General of the Federated Malay States and William Treacher, the British Resident of Selangor, were among the more famous members of the church. In 1894 William Treacher laid the foundation stone for a new Anglican Church building. Local philanthrophists, Yap Kwan Seng and Thamboosamy Pillay, contributed substantial sums of money to help fund the new church. The church was designed by British architect A.C. Norman.

    In 1895 the new church was finally consecrated by Bishop Hose. A pipe organ was installed in the church. This was built by the famous 19th century organ maker, Henry Willis. Henry Willis had also made organs for St. Paul's Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall. During World War II the stained glass windows of the church were removed for safe-keeping However, after the war they remained missing, whereabouts unknown. In 1983 St Marys Chuch was upgraded to St Marys Cathedral.

    We entered the cathedral at the top near the bookshop. It is quite a plain building inside. During our visit their was a rehearsal for a musical performance going on. There is a pretty little garden at the rear of the cathedral.

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    St Mary's Cathedral

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 21, 2010
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    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.

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    St Mary Church

    by mansionion Written Jun 28, 2005

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    St Mary Church

    The St Mary Church is located in the colonial district of Kuala Lumpur as it is part of the legacy of British colonail rule.

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    by ukirsari Updated May 14, 2004

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    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

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