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St George’s Church and Protestant Cemetery

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St George’s Church is the oldest purpose-built Anglican Church in Southeast Asia, although with its most recent restoration completed in 2011, it looks as fresh as it would have done when its first service was held on Christmas day, 1818.

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Curiously the Anglicans were the last of Penang’s major religious groups to build a dedicated place of worship, perhaps less surprising when you learn that the building was entirely funded by the British East India Company, who were probably more concerned by their ledgers than the good book, coupled with the fact that Penang’s founder, Francis Light himself was the son of an unmarried mother, and in all likelihood wouldn’t have found the institution all that welcoming. Prior to St George’s, Anglican services were held in the small chapel at Fort Cornwallis, with the first recorded ceremony, the marriage of Francis Light’s ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)


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