The newly completed Church of the Transfiguration in Punggol Central. The church is expected to hold its first Mass on Maundy Thursday.

Catholics passing through Punggol Central nowadays will be thrilled to see the newly completed five-storey structure of the latest Catholic Church in Singapore – the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT).

Commencing construction on Feb 13, 2015, it took just two years to complete the structural works which includes two basement levels. The Church is now at the stage of obtaining the Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) and arranging the fitting-up works such as the installation of the liturgical items, pews and loose furniture.

“The main contractor did a marvellous job of managing the tight timelines while contending with many constraints within the environmental requirements,” said parish priest Fr Joachim Chang. “Assuming we obtain the TOP soon, we will be on schedule to celebrate our first Mass on Maundy Thursday, 13 April 2017.”

Standing within an area of just 3,000 square metres, the building optimises the use of space to accommodate the main church hall, lobby, adoration room, auditorium, 15 classrooms, roof-top garden, priests’ living quarters, and 140 car-park spaces.

A highlight of the church is a three-storey-high stained-glass artwork of the Transfiguration scene just behind the altar.

External features of the church building.

This was designed by famed Italian stained-glass maker, F.R. Vetreria Artistica. There are no columns in the main church hall so worshippers have an unobstructed view at Mass no matter where they sit.

The church is located next to Waterway Point and the Punggol MRT station. It is also surrounded by three LRT stations.

An open house will be held during the month of April for visitors to preview the new church before it officially opens. A special walkthrough of the premises will also be organised, especially for those who would like to consider sponsoring a particular room or furniture item in the church.

The church still needs to raise $27.2 million to pay for the land rental and building construction cost. For more information on how to contribute to COTT’s fundraising efforts, call 6341-9718 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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