St. Peter’s Church
St. Peter’s Church is a parish of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore.
Every member a growing disciple of Jesus Christ.
Fulfilling the Great Commandment and Great Commission.
St Peter’s Church Personnel
Vicar: Revd Michael Teh
Church Secretary: Mrs Valarie Phua
Parish Worker: Ps Andrew Wong
Parish Assistant: Ps Kenneth Fong
Chaplaincy Staff: Tan Boon Tye
The Anglican Diocese of Singapore
Bishop: Rt Revd Dr Titus Chung
Assistant Bishop: Rt Revd Low Jee King
Archdeacons: Ven Daniel Wee & Ven Wong Tak Meng
St. Peter’s in Serangoon Gardens (SPSG) belongs to the Anglican Diocese of Singapore. Consecrated in 1956, our parish has a long history in the Serangoon and Ang Mo Kio area.
The original building was completed in June 1957 at the present site in Serangoon Garden Way (the foundation stone was laid on 22 December 1956). It was completely rebuilt in 2001. During the 16-month rebuilding period the church services were held at the nearby Serangoon Gardens Country Club auditorium.
Long before the laying of the foundation stone on 22 December 1956 and the consecrating of the Church building in 1957, there was a nucleus of Christians meeting and worshipping in homes in Serangoon Gardens. As the community of faith grew, it was eventually decided to build a church, followed by a hall at a later date.
Innumerable people, clerical and lay men and women, have faithfully served God as members of St. Peter’s Parish. Amongst them we can mention Canon Gnanasihamani, the Reverends Walden Pell, Luke Ooi, Michael Counsell, John Timmins, Kenneth Franklin, Deaconess Collier, Miss Rodgers, Miss Felicity Foster-Carter and many others. But the strength of St. Peter’s has always lain in its members who quietly and humbly respond to God’s call day by day.
Like many of the Anglican Parish Churches in Singapore, St. Peter’s is a product of the vision and outward-looking policy of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Although St. Peter’s has been an independent parish since 1966, we are glad to acknowledge the Cathedral as our Mother-Church and to express our gratitude to her.
In 1969, a two-storey church hall was opened. It was used for our Sunday School, social and business meetings, and it housed the parish office. On weekdays, the ground floor was made available for an educationally sub-normal school (E.S.N.).
Following the opening of the hall, the former parish office (attached to the church) was converted into a small chapel. We held weekday services here, and it was open 24 hours a day for private prayer. The Blessed Sacrament was reserved in an aumbry.
In 1999, a new three-storey church building was built. It houses the worship Sanctuary on the third floor, a cozy chapel on the second floor, and a multi-purpose parish hall on the first floor.
The future contains great opportunities for St. Peter’s. The Church building is situated on the boundary between Serangoon Garden Estate (a private housing estate) and the Ang Mo Kio Estate of government high-rise blocks of flats. A train station, Tavistock MRT Station, is scheduled to be opened in 2030 just beside the church, making St. Peter’s Church even more accessible.
We pray that, through us, God will bless those around us, especially the dispossessed and vulnerable, to experience His love and grace as we minister in this parish.
1 Tavistock Avenue Singapore 555104 (Serangoon Gardens)
+65 6281 0145
+65 6280 0729
Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm
Sunday: Office closed for church services