The Church of the Good Shepherd at Dundee Road is Queenstown’s first Anglican Church. The Church was officially opened on 31 January 1960 by then Bishop of Singapore, The Right Reverend Henry Wolfe Baines. The Church comprised a main sanctuary which could accommodate 360 worshippers and an administrative office.
Services were initially held in Cantonese and Mandarin due to a large number of Chinese worshippers. English speaking services and a youth congregation were started later in 1963. Since its establishment, the Church has played an important social role in the community. In January 1972, the Church started the Boys’ Brigade 9th Singapore Company to provide youths with meaningful activities.
William Tham, a long-time worshipper with the Church, recalled, “The smartness of the uniform, the discipline, life-skills and hymns prompted me to sign up for the Boys’ Brigade. I was later raised as a youth leader and officer serving in the Boys’ Brigade Ministry.”