St Mary's Cathedral

With a thriving multi-cultural congregation

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What we say: 3 stars

St Mary's Cathedral was built in 1894 to serve the needs of the small Anglican community in KL.

Designed in the early Gothic style, it would not look out of place as a modest parish church in England. However, set on the edge of Merdeka Square, and flanked by traffic-clogged highways, St Mary's looks somewhat incongruous these days.

The architecture may not set any pulses racing, but it does have a certain nostalgic charm, an echo of a world gone by. If all this sounds a bit sad, St Mary's has a thriving multi-cultural congregation, as befits the seat of the Bishop of West Malaysia.

Sunday sees separate services in English, Iban, Nepali and Bahasa Melayu, a sign of how disparate the flock now is.

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Jalan Raja, Merdeka Square, Colonial District
Last updated: 20th February, 2012

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