• National Archives of Singapore Fonds


  • 31/12/1997

    Record Date

  • 01:00:00

    Recorded Duration

  • English

    Recording Language

  • 1998001560

    Accession No.

  • Audiovisual


  • Hi-8


  • Access permitted

    Conditions Governing Access

  • Use and reproduction require written permission from depositing agency/donor. Processing of reproduction request may require 7 working days.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction

  • Synopsis :

    View of front of church, focus on inscription 'Holy Family Church' on tower and wording 'Katong Catholic Church' on porch; view of exterior of the building; view across the street to the church; view of the side of the church, focus on a statue of the Holy Family in upstairs window; address '6 Chapel Road' on side of the building; inside of the church, view of cross-shaped window; stripped interior, close-up of statue of the Holy Family; focus on altar and hole in the ceiling above the altar; inside of church office, drawers with supplies, focus on labels, focus on list of priests and times of services; sign for 'Confessional' inside church; focus on remaining chairs and inside of the main door.                
    In church yard, focus on crucifix on outside wall; focus on stone steps of spiral staircase; focus on church bells with inscription, 'Elizabeth Grace 1938', close-up of high ceiling of the belfry and small windows; descending spiral staircase, focus on bell-rope going through the floor.
    Inside of the church, close-up of an open book in which is written 'I love Holy Family Church', view from upstairs window down to the sanctuary below; plaque 'From Church of the Holy Family in Memory of Rt Rev Mgr Pierre Emile Ruaudel, Spiritual Director and Pastor, Vicar-General of the Diocese of Malacca. Died Singapore 1937'; view of main road outside the church; close-up view of the frontage of the church, view of the church from across the street; view of church from Chapel Road; traffic along East Coast Road; focus on exterior of the belfry; view along Chapel Road of exterior of the church, interior statue of Holy Family in shadow against stained-glass window; car park area, detailed focus on statue of the Holy Family on Chapel Street side of the church; view of neighbouring shophouses; close-up of words 'Katong Catholic Church' on porch.

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