After attending my nephew's wedding in Butterworth, I took the opportunity to visit the famed St Anne's Church in Bukit Mertajam. I had read about the St Anne's Feast held every year in the newspapers but had never visited it until this Monday.
The Church of St. Anne was founded in 1846. The first chapel was built on top of the hill. As soon as the Catholic population begin to increase, a new church was built. It was opened in 1888. This is the church which is now the St Anne's Shrine. It is in the first picture posted here.
We also visited the new church which was built in 2002. In 2006, the church installed 'Statues of Passion' at a cost of RM600,000. These statues depict the stations of the cross. (Pictures 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9).
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