Wesley Methodist Church. 1910.
You will see this building on the way up to Fort Canning from Dhoby Ghaut. Usually similar church buildings are white, but this one has red bricks mix with white. Maybe that’s why I always thought it looks like a castle as a kid.
I managed to find two old sepia postcards of this building dated 1910. The photos of the postcards are not very clear so I did some investigative work and assumptions of the details. The current building has new construction over it but the main structure like the tower remains.
I am reminded of Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” with this sketch. The key thing is not self glory in our good works, but our Abba in heaven.
This sketch is part of the Red Brick Singapore series and a limited print card set of 5 sketches is also available.