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
  • 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