Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Oldest Church in Johor of West Malaysia

Church of the Immaculate Conception ( CIC ) was built in the year  1927 by the late Rev. Fr. C. Saleilles, M. AP. 

The Original Church was built in the year 1883 and was named as the Our Lady of Lourdes.

We chanced upon it when we were at Kotaraya Bus Terminal. We saw it from a distance, and decided to find out more for ourselves without knowing that it was a Catholic church.

We attended the first mass there on Sunday, 19 November 2011.

We learned of the contact details and activities of other sister churches from the many publicity materials made available at the CIC, and plucked up courage to venture further to other churches in the Catholic Diocese of Melaka-Johor, Malaysia.

We missed the early morning Sunday English mass (at 7.00am), and had to settle for the Mandarin mass at 10.30am.   It was celebrated by Father Huan.   

More pictures available from the gallery.   The church is currently embarking on some extension project at the front car-park.

The church is located at Jalan Gereja, and is within walking distance ( 10 minutes ) from City Square.   Look out for the taller Landmark Complex which is located beside the church.

Incidentally, St Joseph High School is located behind of the church.

Click here for Church of St Joseph (Plentong, Johor)

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