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St. Peter's Church (built 1710 onwards)

St. Peter's church is the oldest operational Catholic Church in Malaysia. It was built in 1710 on land donated by the Dutchman Maryber Franz Amboer. At the time this area was outside the core city of Melaka.

The oldest item in the church is the bell, manufactured in Goa in 1608. It was salvaged from an earlier church burned by the Dutch during their 1641 occupation.


The approximate location of the church is 2.202372' N, 102.253264' E (WGS 84 map datum).


All images 2005 Timothy M. Ciccone

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Clarice posted on Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:57 am:

What is mass time in May 2016? Thanks

Stella posted on Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:17 pm:

I am from Singapore wish to know the mass time for Good Friday and Maundy Thursday. Appreciate you reply thank you.

Moderator replied on Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:25 am: 
Thank you for commenting. Unfortunately, we do not have this information as this is an architecture website only.
Moderator replied on Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:27 am: 
Note that they do not appear to have an official website, but an unofficial one (which may or may not be helpful) is here:
Mrs Lua posted on Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:44 pm:

We are fron Singapore. My family will be in Malacca on Good Friday till Easter Sunday. Can let me know what time are the mass schedule on Good Friday, Easter Vigil on Saturday and Easter Sunday masses for St Peter's and St Francis Xavier church? Could not find these info in the website. Your help us much appreciated.

John posted on Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:47 pm:

We were mkarried in this church 50 years ago on 28th May we will be returning to the church on 28th May 2016. What are mass times please

roger rodrigo posted on Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:02 am:

Can you let me know the Mass times for Holy thurs, Good Friday and Easter Sunday as coming from kl? Thank youa8r

vincent pakiam posted on Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:22 pm:

wanna come to Malacca to celebrate good Friday and the procession. need to know the service time. traveling from penang

Anthony Koh posted on Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:54 am:

Will be visiting Malacca from 20th-22th Sep. Can you let me know Sunday mass timing on 21th. Thanks.

JOTHI posted on Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:22 pm:


fr. agnelo Barboza op posted on Thu May 15, 2014 12:52 pm:

Would like to know if the diocese has a portrait of Bishop Manuel [1705-1734]

Lewis posted on Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:28 pm:

Will appreciate if you send me the mass time for holy week of lent in this church as we have to plan our journey. Pls send us the bulletin .

Daffodil Pereira posted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:58 am:

Please let me know the timings of Good Friday services in St Peters Church, Melaka.

Rose Lim posted on Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:54 am:

Can you let me know what time is the service on Good Friday with procession.

cathy posted on Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:49 am:

can i knoe wat time is the christmas eve mass in st peter church melaka

Moderator replied on Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:30 am: 
Cathy-- Unfortunately as this is an architectural website, unaffiliated with St. Peter's Church, we do not have information on mass times. Please reach out to the church directly. Thank you.
Rajkumar posted on Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:06 am:

Can I noe the mass timings for Christmas Eve ... English mass . Tq

magnipica posted on Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:01 am:

What is the mass schedule on Christmas day? Thanks :)

christina teng posted on Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:33 am:

I would like to know the schedule of the English mass on christmas day 2013 as i will be planning to go to Malacca on 24 december 2013.

Meena posted on Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:05 am:

i want conform that tomorrow 11am having a wedding ceremony?

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chris posted on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:06 am:

Can I know the mass time for assumption this coming Thursday? I will be in town and would like to attend. tq.

sucie mary posted on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:03 am:

Please let us know the Mass Schedule for good Friday 29th March 2013.

fr. agnelo barboza op posted on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:23 pm:

Interesting, bell from Goa. I would be happy to now more about this church.

Louisa Ho posted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:07 am:

Please let us know the Mass schedules:

jesseli posted on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:39 am:

pls reply for my question..

jesseli posted on Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:37 pm:

Can i know what time the mass for christmas eve?Pls reply to my email address as mention above..tq

Nuno posted on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:08 am:


ronnie posted on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:28 pm:

i want to be come a catholic, pls tell me how?

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jane posted on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:57 am:

what are the timings for good friday service?

Emile posted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:03 am:

I want to know wat time is good Friday service

Pauline Tan posted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:14 am:

Hi, My family will be visiting Malacca from 24-26 Dec 11. May I know the mass timings for the christmas? Thanks.

joshua james posted on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:20 am:

i like to know the mass timings for good friday? thank you.

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Moderator replied on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:33 am: 
Thank you for writing. Please note that we do not maintain information on when services at the church are performed.
yvonne posted on Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:20 am:

My family and relatives will be in Malacca for the holy week, may i know the mass timings for the holy week: maundy thursday, good friday, holy saturday and easter sunday. thank you.

louisa posted on Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:30 am:

can i know the timing of masses in April (9/4/2011, sat and sun 10/4/2011)? any Chinese mass available there?

juliana posted on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:51 am:

Felix, on sun's mass at st.peters is 10.15am and 6pm..God bless!

juliana posted on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:44 am:

Felix, on sat's there is rosary which starts at 5.15pm followed by Novena at 5.30pm and mass is at 6.00pm

juliana posted on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:41 am:

bertha, my prayers goes out to you, it is always easy to see the splint in yr brother's eye but not the blank in yr own...God bless you...and just fyi, Fr. Moses is a man of God, u got him wrong my dear.....

bertha posted on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:48 pm:

such a historical place. but of recent times i find the mass not being celebrated spiritually. Fr Moses seems like he is at the Sacntuary looking out for anyone to do the slightest thing which seem to annoy him. He has no mercy for anyone be it old, pregnant ladies or crying children. please lift him up in prayer that we may see Christ in him again.

Lynn posted on Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:30 pm:

Hey there

Agatha Tan posted on Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:42 am:

My family will be visiting malacca from 27-29 nov '09. We like to know the ST Peter's Church mass timing on 28

anna posted on Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:40 am:

My family will be visiting malacca from 27-29 nov '09. We like to know the mass timing on 28

Felix posted on Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:44 am:

Would like to know mass timing for Saturday and Sunday services.

Wil de Rozario posted on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:10 pm:

We've been at the St. Peter's Church twice. My grandfather has been born in Melaka. He has been baptized in that church. So it's special to me. Do see my website, a family tree.