Churches, Chapels & Cathedrals in Penang





          
The Churches & Cathedrals of Penang can trace their origin from the time the British settled here to open the island as a free port. Within a few decades since the establishment of George Town, the first churches in Penang have already been built. In addition to the Church of England, which exists to this day as the St George's Anglican Church on Farquhar Street (Lebuh Farquhar), other communities were also building churches in Penang. This includes the Eurasian Catholics who fled Phuket to escape religious persecution. They were invited to settle in Penang. Among them was Martina Rozells, said to be Francis Light's wife.

The Catholic church was initially located in what is now Church Street (Lebuh Gereja), with the bishop dwelling at what is now Bishop Street (Lebuh Bishop). They eventually moved with the construction of the Church of Assumption, today the Cathedral of Assumption, along Lebuh Farquhar. In the earlier days, the congregation worshipping at the Church of Assumption lived along Argus Lane behind the church.

Today the descendents of most of the Eurasians have left Penang to live elsewhere. The churches in Penang are mostly attended by the locals, namely the Chinese and Indians who have embraced Christianity.

On this page I list out the churches that I have been able to identify and describe. For the churches across Malaysia, see my list of the Churches in Malaysia.

Ayer Itam Chinese Methodist Church


Air Itam

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Bagan Jermal Anglican Church


Bagan Jermal

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Bukit Mertajam Baptist Church


Jalan Kulim

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Bukit Tengah St Paul's Church


Jalan Bukit Tengah

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Burmah Road Gospel Hall


Burmah Road

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Cantonese Methodist Church


Macalister Road

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Cathedral of the Holy Spirit


Island Park

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Chapel of St Anthony


Machang Bubok, Bukit Mertajam

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Chapel of St Mary Magdalene


Permatang Tinggi

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Charismatic Church of Penang


Sungai Keluang, Bayan Lepas

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Chinese Methodist Church


Bukit Mertajam

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Christ Church


Air Itam

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Christian Convention Centre


Batu Ferringhi

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Church of Divine Mercy


Sungai Ara

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Church of Our Lady of Sorrows


Macalister Road

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Church of the Holy Name of Jesus


Balik Pulau

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Church of the Holy Name of Mary


Permatang Tinggi

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Church of the Assumption


Farquhar Street

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Church of the Immaculate Conception


Pulau Tikus

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Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Butterworth

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Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ruins)


Pagar Teras, Sungai Lembu

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FGA Centre


Air Itam

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Georgetown Baptist Church


Larut Road

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Jelutong Chinese Methodist Church


Jalan Bagan Serai off Perak Road

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Madras Lane Chinese Methodist Church


Lorong Madras

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Penang Baptist Church


Macalister Road

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Penang Brethren Church


Macalister Road

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Penang Christian Centre


Khaw Sim Bee Road

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Penang First Assembly of God


Macalister Road

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Peniel Christian Fellowship


Air Itam

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Pentecostal Church of Malaysia


Air Itam

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Prai Baptist Church


Chai Leng Park

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Pusat Keuskupan Katolik


Macalister Road

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Reservoir Garden Baptist Church


Air Itam

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Risen Christ Catholic Church


Air Itam

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church


Burmah Road

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St Andrew's Presbyterian Church


Codrington Avenue

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St Andrew's Presbyterian Church


Bukit Mertajam

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St Anne Church


Bukit Mertajam

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St Anthony's Church


Nibong Tebal

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St Francis Xavier Church


Penang road

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St George's Anglican Church


Farquhar Street

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St Joachim Hall (former St Anne Church)


Bukit Mertajam

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St John Britto Catholic Church


Jalan Sungai Pinang

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St Joseph's Novitiate


Gurney Drive

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St Mark's Church


Butterworth

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St Paul's Church


Macalister Road

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Sungai Nibong Gospel Hall


Jalan Pantai Jerejak 1

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Tabernacle of Grace


Bukit Mertajam

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Tabernacle of Praise


Jelutong

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Tamil Methodist Church


Perak Road

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The Salvation Army


Perak Road, Penang

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Trinity Methodist Church


Jalan Masjid Negeri

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True Jesus Church


Jalan Balik Pulau, Air Itam

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Victory Lutheran Church


Island Glades

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Wesley Methodist Church


Burmah Road

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Wesley Methodist Church Butterworth


Permatang Pauh

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Addresses of more churches in Penang

Faith Community Church
26 Jalan Maju Jaya 1
Usahaniaga Maju Jaya
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Phone: 04 539 3517

List of Churches in Malaysia


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