Christ Church

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  • Christ Church front view

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  • Christ Church night view

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Brief Introduction

  • Christ Church was formerly the Dutch Reformed Church of Melaka. It is the oldest surviving Dutch church building found outside the Netherlands. Located opposite the Stadthuys, it was once situated within the ford walls of the old fortified town of Melaka. The fort walls were demolished by the British at the biginning of the 19th century.
  • In 1741, in commemoration of the centenery of the Dutch capture of Melaka from the Portuguese, the Dutch burgher comminity there decide to build a new house of worship to replace their old and decaying church- the Bovenkerk - located at the summit of St. Paul's hill.