Church of St.
Francis of Assisi
Address: 200 Boon Lay Avenue,
Tel: (65) 6261-2931
Fax: (65) 6261-2931
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Services, Religious Institutions Company Profile: Catholic church at 200 Boon Lay
Avenue; site has info about the church's history, its
priests, church groups, bulletin
chapel, built at Tuas Village in 1958 by the late
Rev. Fr. Joachim Teng, Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s
Church in Bukit Panjang, was the humble beginning of
our church. It was built in honour of our Lady of
Fatima. Rev. Fr. Thomas di Pasquale was appointed as
the first Parish Priest in 1960.
The increase in the Catholic population of Jurong
prompted the Parish Priest to set up a chapel in a
rented shophouse at Hu Ching Road in 1967. The
chapel was called Taman Jurong Chapel. Soon, with a
growing community, its capacity was reduced. So, in
1969, a Parish Chapel was built at Gek Poh Road. It
was named St. Francis of Assisi Chapel.
As more residential estates emerged in the Boon Lay
neighborhood, the present site of the church was
acquired. The construction of a permanent church,
begun in 1975, was completed in 1976. This church
came to be known as the Church of St. Francis of
Assisi. The chapel at Tuas Village was demolished.
Taman Jurong chapel became the Young Christian
Workers (YCW) Centre. The chapel at Gek Poh was
converted to St. Joseph’s Home after it was taken
over by the Cannosian Sisters.
Our parish celebrated the 20th Anniversary of our
present move to the Boon Lay site in 1986. In 2002,
improvements and renovations were done to expand the
capacity of the church. The construction of a
multipurpose hall, a canteen, several function rooms
and other facilities were incorporated in the
project. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Ho, our former Parish
Priest was responsible for initiating the project.
It took almost quarter of a century to transform a
chapel into the present church for the glorify of
God and to meet the diverse needs of our expanding
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