Church of St. Francis Xavier (Melaka)

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Church of St. Francis Xavier
Gereja St. Francis Xavier  (Malay)
Church of St. Francis Xavier.JPG
Main façade of Church of St. Francis Xavier
Location12 Jalan Banda Kaba
Malacca
CountryMalaysia
DenominationRoman Catholic
TraditionLatin Rite
History
DedicationSaint Francis Xavier
Architecture
Architectural typeChurch
StyleNeo-Gothic
Years built1856
Completed1859
Specifications
Number of spires2

The Church of St. Francis Xavier (Malay: Gereja St. Francis Xavier) is a church in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia.[1]

History[edit]

Image of the church in 1930-1940

The church was built in 1856 on the site of an old Portuguese church by a French priest, Father Farvé. The finishing touches of the building were completed in 1859 by Father Allard, with the present-day presbytery built in 1874.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The church is a twin-spired neo-gothic structure. It is believed that the church was modeled after the Cathedral of St. Peter in Montpellier, Southern France, which closely followed the older church’s original construction, except for a portico which was added on in 1963.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Francis Xavier's Church Malacca". Malacca. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ "St Francis Xavier's Church Melaka". Malacca by Hotels.com.
  3. ^ "St Francis Xavier's Church Melaka". Malacca by Hotels.com.

Coordinates: 2°11′42.9″N 102°15′2.3″E / 2.195250°N 102.250639°E / 2.195250; 102.250639