St. Peter's Church, Melaka

#7 of 25 in Historic Sites in Melaka
Church · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Visit St. Peter's Church to discover the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia, completed more than 300 years ago. Constructed by the early Portuguese colonists in the first decade of the 18th century, the simple yet elegant structure features a combination of Eastern and Western architectural styles. One of the building's bells dates back to 1608 and was brought here fromĀ an older Dutch church. Stop by to admire the largely unadorned interior, or stand in front and take a few photos of this historically significant shrine. Plan your visit to St. Peter's Church and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Melaka travel planner.
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  • Nice surrounding especially the church inside and outside as well. After Mass, the congregation are wonderful and nice to extend their hospitaility.  more »
  • We passed by this Church when we were going to visit Villa Sentosa. Unfortunately the Church was closed but the white facade was very beautiful. Around the church there is also a very small garden.  more »
  • For those from outstation going for Mass, would recommend St. Peters Church, Melaka. Ample free parking inside church compound. Recently renovated and full upgrading done. Church is fully air-conditioned. However, the dress code is strictly monitored by Father Lionel. Very friendly but a strict Priest. So I would advice the congregation to be generous and not stingy with their dressing. Hope you get my point. The sermon given by Father Lionel is very lively and keeps you glued till the end of the Mass. Sunset mass is on Saturdays at 5.30pm and Sunday mass is at 10.30am. The landscape outside the church is nice. Most of the people from the Portuguese community patronize this church.
  • The church is well maintained. It is fully aircon and the wardens are very friendly. They will guide you to a vacant pew. Parking is if no problem. A lot of parking lot around the church compound. The Parish Priest is very friendly.

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