Our History, prevailing through the years of strife and oppression in God’s name. In the many years that have passed, the Lord has been merciful to us, allowing growth in the Word and Spirit. This also gives an example of our achievements over the past century, all of which would not have been possible on our own human strength. Glory be to God!

1819

  • Early Anglican settlers from British East India Company in Singapore

1826

  • Founding of Anglican Church in Singapore

    National Archives of Singapore

1837 

  • First Anglican church building erected
    (photo on the right)

1842

  • Founding of the first girl's school in Singapore by Mrs Maria Dyer, a missionary of the London Missionary Society; the school was later called St Margaret's School

1856

  • Formation of St Andrew's Church Mission

1870

1881

  • Singapore officially named as part of the Diocese of Singapore, Labuan and Sarawak

1884

  • St John's Church built in Jurong

1909

  • New Diocese of Singapore established
  • Rt Revd Charles James Ferguson-Davie became first Bishop of Singapore

1910

  • Formation of Singapore Diocesan Association

1913

  • Opening of Diocese's first clinic, in Chinatown; beginning of Diocese's medical work

1914

  • St Andrew's School recognised by government as a first grade school

1923

  • Tamil Diocesan Council established
  • St Andrew's Mission Hospital for women and children established at Erskine Road

1929

  • Three dialect services available, Hokkien, Cantonese and Foochow in Diocesan churches

1931

  • Chinese Diocesan Council set up

1939

  • Diocese set up Singapore's first orthopaedic hospital in Siglap

1940

  • Foundation stone laid for first Tamil church, Christ Church at Dorset Road

1942-45

  • Singapore came under Japanese Occupation

1952

  • Formation of Synod Church of the True Light erected

1953

  • Chapel built next to St Andrew's School, later became Church of the Ascension in 1961 Mandarin service started in St Andrew's Cathedral

1955

  • Our Saviour's Church built

1956

  • Anglican High School set up for education in Chinese

1957

1959

  • Church of the Good Shepherd built

1963

  • Church of the Epiphany set up

1966

  • Consecration of Rt Revd Chiu Ban It as first Malayan-born Bishop of the Diocese of Singapore and Malaya (photo on the right)
  • Church of Our Saviour established

1967

  • New congregation started in St Margaret's School in Farrer Road

1970

1972

  • Bishop Chiu's charismatic experience, turning point in Diocese's stand on charismatic worship

1974

  • Weekly "Prayer and Praise" charismatic services started at St Andrew's Cathedral

1976

1980

1982

  • Installation of the Rt Revd Moses Tay as the 7th Bishop of Singapore

1984

  • Diocesan Lay Training Programme (DLT) launched

1986

  • Diocese published its first bilingual service book Singapore Anglican Welfare Council (SAWC) set up Whampoa Christian Centre

1992

  • St Andrew's Community Hospital opened SAWC started Elliot Centre for women with psychiatric disabilities East Coast Care Centre opened for families in crises

1993

  • Diocese of Singapore resumed work in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos

1994

  • Diocesan Church Planting Fund set up

1995 

  • Consecration of Archdeacon John Tan Teng Wei as Assistant Bishop
  • Second edition of the Diocese of Singapore Service Book published

1996

  • Province of South East Asia established comprising the Dioceses of Kuching, Sabah, Singapore and West Malaysia (Provincial Logo on the right) Most Revd Dr Moses Tay appointed as the first Archbishop
  • SAWC started Balestier Care Centre for men with psychiatric disabilities Kallang Care Centre set up for families in crises

1998

  • St Andrew's Lifestreams opened at the new St Andrew's Centre in Tanjong Pagar

1999

  • First Cambodian priest ordained
  • Synod accepts the 50 independent churches in Nepal, to be part of the Diocese of Singapore. Revd Norman Beale is appointed as Dean of Nepal
  • Synod approves the relocation of St Andrew’s Junior College to Woodsville

2000

  • Consecration and enthronement of Dr John Chew as the 8th Bishop of Singapore

2001

  • Synod approves the relocation of Christ Church Secondary School to the new school premises at Woodlands Drive 17
  • Synod approves the development of the Diocesan Centre within the St Andrew’s Village project (Woodsville site)

2003

  • Synod grants in-principle approval

2005

2006

  • Official Opening of new St Andrew’s Community Hospital
  • Installation of Bishop John Chew as the 3rd Archbishop of the Province of South East Asia
  • 10th Anniversary of the Province of South East Asia
  • Synod resolves that each parish shall form a Parish Life Review team to spearhead growth and development in the Diocese
  • Official Opening of St Andrew’s Village
  • Official launch of the Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS) - formerly the Singapore Anglican Welfare Council
  • 150th Anniversary of St Andrew’s Church Mission
  • Dedication of new St Matthew’s Church building at Eng Hoon Street

2007

  • Merger of Light of Christ City Church with Christ Church Woodlands to form “Light of Christ Church Woodlands”

2008

  • Canon Low Jee King appointed as Archdeacon of Singapore
  • Establishment of a sister-cathedral relationship with St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore and All Saints’ Cairo (Egypt)

2009

  • Diocese of Singapore celebrates her 100th year
  • Ground breaking Ceremony for Autism Centre, which consists of St Andrew’s Autism School and St Andrew’s Day Activity Centre
  • The Deanery of Vietnam starts an English Language Centre in Hanoi, Vietnam

2010

  • The Anglican Church of Thailand ordains its first Anglican Priest 
  • Ground-breaking of St Andrew’s Hall, a new hostel for St Andrew’s Junior College
  • Inauguration of our 27th parish, St Andrew’s City Church
  • The Diocese appoints its first Senior Chaplain for Singapore Anglican Community Services / St Andrew’s Mission Hospital

2011

  • Consecration, Dedication and Official Opening of St Andrew’ Autism Centre at Elliot Road
  • Induction of our 2nd Archdeacon, Venerable Wong Tak Meng

2012

  • 150th Anniversary of Consecration of St Andrew’s Cathedral Building
  • Installation of Most Revd Datuk Bolly Lapok as the 4th Archbishop of the Province of South East Asia
  • Installation of The Rt Revd Rennis S. Ponniah as the 9th Bishop of Singapore