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Visiting us for the first time?

Here are what a first-time visitor can do when visiting the
Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist!

Welcome to the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, where modernity meets tradition and cultures from around the world unite. As you explore this multicultural metropolis, you will come across a significant landmark in the city's historical and spiritual landscape: The Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist.​

In this guide, we will introduce you to the things you can do when visiting this magnificent Cathedral for the first time.

** Please note that the Cathedral is closed for renovations until further notice.

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Plan Your Journey

The Cathedral is located just off Jalan Raja Chulan, near the Masjid Jamek LRT station, which is served by both the Ampang and Kelana Jaya Lines.

 

Alternatively, you can take the GoKL bus and disembark at Muzium Telekom, from which it is a short walk​.

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The Architecture

The Cathedral, one of the oldest Catholic churches in KL, features a simple Grecian-Spanish design, whitewashed exterior, and twin spires at the west front.

The current building was built in 1954 and completed in 1955 and consecrated in 1962, when it was also elevated to the status of cathedral.

Photo by Sergio Delle Vedove. For editorial use only.

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Photo by Sergio Delle Vedove. For editorial use only.

Parisian Stained Glass Windows

One of the standout features of the Cathedral is its stunning stained glass windows, imported all the way from Paris. They are intricately designed to depict scenes from the Gospel, providing visual narratives of the holy scriptures.

 

As rays of sunlight filter through these vibrant panes, the cathedral is bathed in a kaleidoscope of colors, creating an atmosphere of serene beauty and spiritual reverence.

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Attend a Mass

Consider attending a mass? There are multiple mass timings throughout the week and on the weekends. 
 
All masses are celebrated in English, unless specified in our e-Bulletin​​.

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Light a Candle

You may light a tea candle at the Grotto in front of the Cathedral. 
 
There are tea light candles available at the Parish Office, a donation of any amount for the tea light candles is most welcome. 

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