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    Santa Cruz Church
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    Santa Cruz Church

    by IreneMcKay Written Feb 4, 2012

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    Santa Cruz Church

    This church is in the Old Thonburi area of Bangkok. We got here by taking the public Chao Praya river boat, getting off at Memorial Bridge, walking across the bridge, then heading right. The church is well signposted from the bridge.

    This church is located in the old Portuguese area of Bangkok. The original church which occupied this site was built more than 200 years ago by the Portuguese, but this church was demolished in 1913 and replaced with the current building.

    The church is made of wood, surrounded by colourful flowers and located in a quiet, peaceful area near the river. The church was locked when we visited so we could not go inside.

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  • Spanish and Italian Mass in Bangkok

    by brfsa Written Apr 8, 2007
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    If you are looking for Spanish or Italian Mass, you must come to Salesian Sisters church in Sala Daeng, Silom.
    there is mass in Spanish on Saturdays at 18:00 and Italian on Sundays 10:00 am.

    There is a map in the Website on how to get there:
    http://www.comunidad-catolica.com/contacto

    and also other information and mass schedules.

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    Assumption Cathedral

    by Bangkokjoe Updated Oct 14, 2005

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    Assumption Cathedral

    I was here for a wedding a few Saturday's ago - so you're getting it...

    ...and not a stone's throw from the Oriental Hotel (if your name is Geoff Capes and it is a very very small stone).

    Thailand has a mix of religions, more than just Buddhism, Muslims, Hindu, Christianity, etc. All seem to get along and with it in their own enclaves (in Bangkok at least). Assumption has a university attached, and its founding goes back to the days around 150 years back. When the European traders set up their warehouses and trading offices downstream from the Royal and rligious areas around Rattanoksin. Boats weren't often allowed upstream to pass the Royal Palace area, unless special permits were in hand (believe me, working in Bangkok... it is not easy to get a special permit without a few bottles of under the table whisky). So the French Embassy and mission set up in the area the Oriental Hotel is in now.

    The cathedral is always open, just a case of finding which door, and you are felt welcome to pray or look around the details inside. And yes, it has that great echoey and incense smelling atmosphere of all decent churches.

    This can be seen as part of the Urban Stroll around the area shown in the tip with the map, shown at the beginning of this section

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    Assumption Cathedral - Saturdays. 3.00. Weddings

    by Bangkokjoe Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    Yes - you can chuck confetti and petals inside.

    Look, if you're in the area of the Oriental / Shangri La / River City (Charoen Khrung Silom Junction area) on a Saturday afternoon and have some time then there's always a good wedding going on in Assumption Cathedral. No real need in making a special trip.

    The outfits are pretty blinking amazing (silks as far as the eye can weave) - as are some of the hair dos - plus the cars are usually a bit nobby as the Oriental Hotel being close by is used for the hi-so receptions.

    Inside the Cathedral it's weddings as they should be. Loads of laughs and spontaneity. And the best bit... All In Confetti and petal lobbing. INSIDE THE CHURCH. No rice... one does not waste food in Thailand. No ministers winging on behalf of the committee. Oh no. Thailand is a "Sanuk" society (...and many of the cleaners are volunteers).

    Serious - every Saturday. I've been there. A wedding. The downside means you can't really get up to the altar and the side naves to see some of the details. So if you want a bit of peaceful reflection and a wander around, try Saturday morning or Sunday mid afternoon

    This can be seen as part of the Urban Stroll around the area shown in the tip with the map, shown at the beginning of this section

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    Looking Up in Assumption Cathedral

    by Bangkokjoe Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    The Ceiling of Assumption Cathedral, Bangkok

    A splendid ceiling... as soon as I put this very long step ladder back I'll let you know a little more about it.

    This can be seen as part of the Urban Stroll around the area shown in the tip with the map, shown at the beginning of this section

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    CHURCH - SUNDAY SERVICE

    by vigi Updated Apr 21, 2003

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    Christ Church, Concent Road, Bangkok (THAILAND)

    Although Buddism dominate in Thailand, there are still Catholic churches where English mass available, you can still go for Sunday Service while travelling.
    1. Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Huatakae, Bangkok Email: huatakae@hotmail.com
    2. Saint John Church. 1110 Phahonyothin Road, Lardphao, Bangkok. Tel: 5184286

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