The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
is a Catholic church in Singapore
. It is located at Ophir Road
in the Rochor
Planning Area, within the Central Area in Singapore's central business district.The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes was blessed and officially opened in 1888. This is the first Tamil Catholic church in Singapore. The building site was obtained in 1885 and the cornerstone laid on 1 August 1886 by Bishop Gasnier, D.D. and Sir Frederick A. Weld, G. C M. G in an official ceremony that was witnessed by a number of religious and laity.
The Church is a neo-Gothic building of good proportions and fine details and is said to have been modelled on its namesake building in the town of Lourdes in France
. For some time it was in need of care and maintenance and the church was also somewhat eclipsed by the addition of a new school building, Our Lady of Lourdes English School, on the same grounds.
Its brightly coloured redecoration of reds, greys and yellows, in late 1982, was considered by many[by whom?] to have been unfortunate, however, in early 1986, renovation was carried out on the building, which was redecorated with a coating of white paint and the doors were highlighted with two shades of blue.