Church of the Transfiguration


Church of the Transfiguration

51 Punggol Central, Singapore 828725

Website: Church of the Transfiguration

Our church will be a spiritual sanctuary, a place of prayer, reflection and inspiration for those seeking God.

The Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) is the latest Catholic Church to be built in Singapore and is led by Rev Fr Joachim Chang as parish priest.  Situated in the Punggol district, the new church will serve an estimated 15,000 Catholics and is expected to be one of the largest parishes in Singapore.

The Transfiguration commemorates one of Jesus’ miracles when he reveals His divinity to three of His closest disciples; Peter, James and John, by means of a miraculous and supernatural light. The disciples hear the voice of God, confirming Jesus as his son and telling all to listen to him (Mark 9:7). The Transfiguration does not transform Jesus but rather reveals him as the Son of God and the prophesied Messiah.

Hence, the church is named after this miraculous event to remind all to listen to Jesus in everything we do.

COTT has two direct connections to the actual episode of the Transfiguration. The first in the Church is the sacred relic of St Peter who was one of the three disciples who witnessed the Transfiguration scene and the second, Father Joachim acquired 4 stones from the original Church of the Transfiguration that was built on Mount Tabor.  One of these stones is embedded in the basement of COTT exactly below the altar of the church.

COTT has celebrated its ever first mass on Maundy Thursday, 13th April 2017.


Extracted and adapted from the website of the Church of the Transfiguration


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