• The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end’
    Lamentation 3:22
    GREAT IS
    GOD'S
    FAITHFULNESS
  • Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
    Hebrews 13:8
    GREAT IS
    GOD'S
    FAITHFULNESS
  • Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28
    GREAT IS
    GOD'S
    FAITHFULNESS

English Service: 8:30 AM Sunday | Tamil Service: 10:00 AM Sunday | Arise Service (English) : 11:30 AM Sunday (suspended due to covid) | Evening Service (Tamil): 6:30pm (Social Hall, Level 3)

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Heritage

  • The Early Days

    God laid the foundation for the Tamil Methodist Church in Singapore when in 1884, the South Indian Annual Conference appointed William F Oldham as a Missionary to Singapore.

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  • Church Planting and Missions

    After 1925 when the church premises were completed, the church then turned its attention to evangelistic work in the Pasir Panjang area and constituted the Pasir Panjang Tamil Methodist Church

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  • Pastor Roll

    Called to serve – Pastoral leaders of the Tamil Methodist Church

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Our Church Timeline

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come; be thou our guide while life shall last, and our eternal home.

1885

William F Oldham arrives in Singapore with Rev & Mrs. Thoburn, sent by the South India Annual Conference and starts meeting with a group of Indians on Saturdays, and also begins to hold regular services in the prison on Sundays for Tamil prisoners.

1887

The first formal Tamil Methodist worship service is held: a Tamil Methodist congregation – the Tamil Methodist Society – is formed with Rev C W Underwood, a Tamil preacher from Jaffna, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), as pastor.

1889

Rev Underwood undertakes the church’s first missionary trip as he visits Tamil workers in sugar plantations in Perak, Malaya (now Malaysia).

1897

Funds are raised for an inexpensive parsonage costing $2,000 in Serangoon Road, opposite the present Kandang Kerbau Market on a piece of land which had previously been occupied by a Hindu temple.ev Underwood undertakes the church’s first missionary trip as he visits Tamil workers in sugar plantations in Perak, Malaya (now Malaysia).

1898

The first Tamil Quarterly (now, Local) Conference is held.

1899

The Women’s Foreign Missionary Society engages a Tamil Bible Woman to evangelise to Tamil women.

1912

The Epworth League (later, Methodist Youth Fellowship) is started with 43 members. It soon attracts several students from the Medical School.

1915

The members decide to purchase the land at Short Street (front half of the present site) and build a church on it to meet their growing needs.

1926

The new building, comprising the Sanctuary, a hall and a parsonage, is completed. Address: No. 1 (later, No. 14), Short Street. Rev. S. S. Pakianathan pastors the church.

1927

TMC starts Pasir Panjang preaching point at Alexandra Brickworks. The Pasir Panjang Tamil Methodist Church is constituted in 1972. Pastoral leadership is given by Rev. M R Doraisamy.

1935

TMC starts Seletar preaching point at RAF Seletar Base which is later constituted as Seletar Tamil Methodist Church.

1937

TMC starts Sembawang preaching point at Sembawang Naval Base. The Sembawang Tamil Methodist Church is constituted that year.

1951

Rev (later, Bishop) T R Doraisamy is appointed the pastor and later becomes the first Tamil Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore and Malaya.

1955

The Batak congregation begins worshipping at the church premises.

1969

Bilingual (Tamil and English) worship services replace the separate Tamil and English worship services. Introduced by Rev R. Prabhu Das to step the falling membership. Vacation Bible School is introduced.

1975

Outreach work begins at Jurong; the preaching point is constituted as Jurong Tamil Methodist Church in 1977.

1976

“The Methodist Church in Malaysia and Singapore is constituted into separate national churches: The Methodist Church in Malaysia and The Methodist Church in Singapore. The Emmanuel Tamil Annual Conference – (ETAC) is constituted. Evangelistic Outreach work begins in the Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood; house-church services conducted by Rev Prabhu Das. AMKTC is constituted in 1980”

1979

“TMC applies to the Commissioner of Lands for the alienation of the land behind the church for an extension project. Evangelistic Outreach work begins at Toa Payoh; the preaching point is constituted as a church in 1982.”

1983

The Commissioner of Lands offers the land to TMC for the Building Project. The church starts an evening Tamil service.

1987

TMC temporarily moves to the school hall of the Christ Church, Dorset Road, which has been made to resemble the Sanctuary at Short Street.

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Greetings from our Pastor

Dear Visitor.
It is indeed a joy to welcome you to the website of the Tamil Methodist Church at Short Street, Singapore.

Tamil Methodist Churches is situated very centrally at 8 Short Street. We welcome you to come and worship with us and be part of our community. We have our English and Tamil services in the morning. We also have a Tamil service in the evening. We are a close knit community and we are involved in various programs and activities to reach-out to people. Looking forward for your visit.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:23-34)

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:23-34)

At Tamil Methodist Church we are community committed to the Worship of the Lord in truth and Spirit. The congregation is centered the study of Word through various small group Bible Studies. We encourage everyone to faithful Witness to the Lord wherever they are.

It is our prayer that all who enter through the doors of Tamil Methodist Church will experience the presence of God and will be blessed to be a blessing to the community where they live and serve.

Wishing you God’s best for you with prayers!
Blessings,
Rev. James Nagulan

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