30 April 2017
Iconic Penang Church launches raffle ticket sales for restoration project
by Christopher Kostka
The Church of the Assumption launched its sale of raffle tickets at the St Francis Xavier Church on March 19. The sales are part of its fundraising activities to raise RM2.5 million for the restoration of the church.
The restoration project, which was launched by Bishop Sebastian Francis in June 2016, is to restore the church to its original condition of 1928 as befitting this monumental landmark in the Georgetown Heritage zone.
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New Straits Times
28 June 2016
by Marina Emmanuel
The 156-year-old church, which is located within the Unesco core zone here, is set to temporarily close its doors for 14 months beginning Sept 1.
It also houses one of Southeast Asia’s oldest pipe organs which was assembled in Penang in 1916 and is Malaysia’s largest church pipe organ.
The church was first built in 1860 and in 1928, underwent its first extension when two wings were added.
“The Assumption Church is already a monumental landmark in the George Town Heritage Site situated almost next door to many other notable buildings such as St George’s Church, the High Courts, the Logan Memorial, as well as Convent Light Street and St Xavier’s Institution. “