As the month of Mary draws to a close, we would like to showcase our fourth pick, the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace.
In late 1930s, the number of Catholics living in the suburbs increased, and there came a greater demand for a church in the East. While plans for the building of this church were delayed due to the Japanese occupation, QOP was finally blessed and established in 1954 to serve the Chinese speaking Catholics in the Tanjong Katong area.
Having been built in the middle of the 20th Century, this church is a masterful blend of traditional and modern architecture. Its interior includes the customary apse (the semicircular recess behind the altar found in older churches), and two rows of columns topped by statues of the 12 apostles and the angels Gabriel and Michael, with a statue of Our Lady at the front of the church. At the same time, the building is simple and clean, with walls painted in a gentle pastel palette. Surrounded on all sides by low-rise buildings and greenery, the church has a truly tranquil air, befitting of its namesake, Our Lady, Queen of Peace.
- The Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace is open for weddings from Monday to Saturday (Sundays are reserved for Sunday masses)! Of course, do remember to book your wedding a year in advance.
- A reception hall that can host 200 guests and a spacious carpark.
Church of Our Lady Queen Of Peace
4 Sandy Lane, Singapore 437321