St. Andrew's Cathedral

Seen here is the second St. Andrew’s Cathedral that replaced the original St. Andrew’s Church, designed by George Drumgoole Coleman in his trademark neo-Palladian style and built in 1836 but was demolished later as it was lightning-prone and unsafe. Designed by Lieutenant-Colonel Ronald Macpherson, who was the Executive Engineer and Superintendent of Convicts in Singapore from 1855 to 1857, the new, gothic-inspired and majestic St. Andrew’s Cathedral was completed under the supervision of Major John Frederick Adolphus McNair, Civil Engineer John Bennett and Superintendent of Works, William Daniel Bayliss. Following closely the design of the famed Salisbury Cathedral with its lancet windows, turret-like pinnacles and decorated spire, the Church held its first service on 1 October 1861 and was consecrated on 25 January 1862. By 1870, it had been elevated to the status of a Cathedral.