This is ORPC
To know Christ and to make Him known
We hold to the Great Commandment and to the Great Commission
through worship, preaching, teaching, & application of the Bible
through small groups & life-stage ministries
through educational ministries
through partnering with the Presbyterian Church of Singapore & other organisations
Pr Lim Chung Wei
Pr Tan Hui Ru
Ps Casurine Low
Ps John Chew
Word and Sacrament
Expositional preaching and teaching
History and traditions
The Presbyterian Church in Singapore
(Orchard Road Presbyterian Church)
Our first service was conducted By Rev Thomas McKenzie Fraser at the London Missionary Society’s chapel (junction of North Bridge Road and Bras Basah Road).
ORPC was granted the land where our church currently stands.
The foundation stone of the church was laid.
Services moved to the new building.
The Japanese Occupation.
Most members were European expatriates and had left due to the war or were prisoners-of-war (including our minister Rev RM Greer). The church was looted in the initial days of the British surrender. During the occupation, services were halted. The church building was used as an issuing store for Japanese civilians.
Sunday School re-opened with two children.
The first Mandarin service was held at ORPC.
ORPC left the London North Presbytery and joined the Synod of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore and Malaysia.
The Mandarin congregation officially joined ORPC.
For the first time, women were ordained as elders in ORPC. These were Eld Rhoda Harriet Bradshaw and Eld Jane Standifer Thomas.
Extensive widening and modernisation of the church was done.
A dedication ceremony was held for the modernised church building.
The first Indonesian service was held.
The German Congregation (German-speaking Protestant Congregation in Singapore) began holding services in ORPC.
Inaugural service of Ghim Moh Preaching Station was held.
A major addition and alteration project was undertaken to transform the Sunday School Hall (1953) and offices into a chapel to seat 120 persons, and the construction of Dunman Building.
Bukit Batok Presbyterian Church (ORPC’s daughter church) held its inaugural service.
The Mandarin congregation became independent and is now known as Providence Presbyterian Church.
Bukit Batok Presbyterian Church held its inaugural service as an independent member church of the English Presbytery.
ORPC began on a 5 year plan to become a Disciple-Making Church