Church of Immaculate Conception, George Town

#22 of 34 in Historic Sites in George Town
Church · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Serving nearly 5,000 Catholics residing on the north side of Penang Island, Church of Immaculate Conception remains the island's second oldest church. The elegant, white church was originally built in 1811, but owes its current appearance to the renovations done in the late 1960s. Notice the large, detailed stained glass windows behind the altar, and the smaller one near the choir depicting the Holy Family. A small onsite museum exhibits memorabilia, documents, and photographs that shed light on the history of the church. Using our online itinerary creator, George Town attractions like Church of Immaculate Conception can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very city centred church and yet peaceful and calm with a vibrant catholic community. Convenient for tourists looking for a place to worship the Lord. Church has Italian architecture and a side...  more »
  • Nice and sacred Catholic church. It has English speaking daily masses. The church is clean and comfortable quiet atmosphere for prayer and worship  more »
  • not a big church but so nice and feeling so relaxed when you enter the church
  • Beautiful, magnificent and peaceful Catholic church, one of the oldest churches in Penang, with friendly and welcoming congregation. There is always a large number of people attending weekend Mass. The homilies given by Monsignor Michael Cheah are really profound and moving. The Latin choir is really professional. The development works of the church mean it is now more comfortable and modern than ever before. The church itself is air-conditioned and the pews have recently been changed to traditional, more comfortable wooden benches. A cry room is available for infants and small children. There is a large activity centre with conference rooms and a big hall for rent to be used for a myriad of activities. The church is located well within a stone's throw of the city centre and is close to many food outlets, Adventist Hospital, and Gurney Plaza mall.

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