Our third pick is none other than the picturesque Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What better time to honour the church dedicated to the Mother of Christ than the middle of May, the month of Mary?
This church was blessed and opened in 1901, on the feast day of the Immaculate Conception. It is well known as being the oldest church in Serangoon serving the Teochew community. Catholics who grew up in the area (when it was still a farming community) would fondly recall hearing the rosary being prayed in Teochew by Catholic families every evening. Today, this church is the only one in Singapore that still has mass in the Teochew dialect. Its significance to Singapore was recognised when it was made a national monument in 2005.
Visit the Church of the Nativity, and the first thing you’re sure to notice is the elegant marble statue of Mary at its entrance, with the church, built in a neo-Gothic style, as a gorgeous backdrop. Its inside is just as beautiful as its facade, with arched doorways and windows, and ornate Corinthian columns surrounding the pews.
While the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be closed for restoration works, and thus unable to hold wedding masses until around 2021 or 2022, we feel that this beautiful church is more than worth the wait!
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1259 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534795