About the Cathedral


The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the Cathedral Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore and the seat of its Archbishop, Most Rev. William Goh DD. Built in 1847, it is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Singapore and is a gazetted National Monument since 1973.

The Cathedral reopened on 20 November 2016 after a three-year major restoration project.

The Cathedral is located in the heart of downtown Singapore, close to the National Museum and National Library. It is within walking distance from 2 MRT stations; Bras Basah and City Hall. Click here to locate us.


Archbishop: Most Rev William Goh, DD (click here to contact the Archbishop’s Office)
Rector: Msgr Philip Heng, SJ
Assistant Rector: Msgr Francis Lau
Assistant Rector: Fr Alex Chua

Click here to contact the Cathedral Office

Click here to contact the Archbishop’s Office


The Cathedral underwent major restoration from 2013 to 2016. The complex now includes:

  • Main Church Building
  • Father JM Beurel Centre – 3-storey annex building which houses multi-purpose rooms and the Cathedral Heritage Gallery
  • Basement which houses the Perpetual Adoration Chapel, St. Laurent Imbert Hall and Cathedral Crypt
  • Rectory Building which includes priests residence and administration office


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Vision & Mission

Becoming a Community of Evangelising Disciples. 


  • SPIRITUALITY: Develop and renew spiritual life and doctrinal  faith of Catholics.
  • EVANGELISATION: Reach out to returning Catholics and non-Catholics.
  • YOUTH: Provide a vibrant faith environment for young people.
  • SOCIAL MISSION: Reach out to the poor and needy
  • HERITAGE: Promote heritage and history of the Catholic Faith in Singapore.

Archbishop William Goh envisions the newly restored Cathedral to be ‘a home for all young and old, Catholics and non-Catholics, rich and poor, Singaporean and other nationalities. I would want this Cathedral to reflect the universality of the Catholic Church, an all embracing mother and teacher’. Read his speech here.


Click here to read the brief history of the Cathedral.