St. George's Church, Penang

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St George's Church (built in 1816) is the oldest Anglican church in South East Asia.

St. George's Church on Lebuh Farquhar in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, is the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia. It is an active congregation in the Upper North Archdeaconry of the Diocese of West Malaysia within the Church of the Province of South East Asia.

St George's Church at night

The landmark church was completed in 1818 on the initiative of the Penang Colonial Chaplain, Rev. Robert Sparke Hutchings (best known for his later founding of the Penang Free School). It was consecrated on 11 May 1819 by the Bishop of Calcutta, Thomas Fanshawe Middleton.

On 6 July 2007, the church was declared one the 50 National Treasures of Malaysia by the Malaysian government. It underwent a major restoration in 2009.

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