Church Profile

Bukit Panjang Methodist Church: Giving Thanks

Sep 2019    
The BPMC family with our special guest, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (second row, centre, in light blue)

Our church began humbly with a small congregation that worshipped in a charcoal shop in Bukit Panjang. It has since grown to 1000 members, and the Bukit Panjang Methodist Church (BPMC) family has so much to thank God for.

On 2 June 2019, our six congregations came together for our 82nd Church Anniversary Thanksgiving Service, which was even more special than past thanksgiving services because we also consecrated and dedicated our newly-renovated building.

We had undertaken the massive task of renovating our church building because of our desire to expand God’s kingdom. Firstly, we did it for the children. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matt 9:14, NIV). Our kindergarten is now better equipped, more conducive for learning, and MOE–SPARK ready. We pray that the family members of these children will also come to know our Lord.

Secondly, with the completion of the Downtown Line 2,  Hillview MRT Station is at our doorstep, bringing with it an increased number of worshippers, whom we want to welcome and accommodate with our renovated building.

Now that our physical structure is ready, we pray for God’s continued blessings so that our BPMC family can continue to move as one to move towards our common goal.

VISION: Each One Reach One—Becoming an authentic disciple-making church

MISSION: Deeply devoted intentional disciples of Jesus, finishing the Great Commission in our lifetime.

Bukit Panjang Methodist Church

(Chinese Annual Conference)

 488 Upper Bukit Timah Road, S(678091) (church office)

496 Upper Bukit Timah Road, S(678099) (sanctuary)

 English Services

4.30 p.m. every Saturday (496 WOW Hall, Level 2)

9.00 a.m. every Sunday (496 Sanctuary)

11.00 a.m. every Sunday (496 WOW Hall, Level 2)

Mandarin Services

9.30 a.m. every Sunday (488 Sanctuary)

Lishi Worship Service: 9.30 a.m. every Sunday (488 Chapel, Level 3)

Children Worship Services (Mandarin): 9.30 a.m. every Sunday (488 #03-01)

Hokkien Service

11.30 a.m. every Sunday (488 Sanctuary)


The story of BPMC in a time capsule

Different ministries of BPMC contributed meaningful items to be placed inside a time capsule to memoralise our heritage, such as: a cross with message (by Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung); a handwritten note (by special guest Dr Vivian Balakrishnan); a letter (by LCEC Chairman Dr Stephen Yeo); old photos and photo albums; a Hokkien hymnal; and scrapbooks made by our youths.

Eighteen years from now, when we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we will open the time capsule and share our church’s heritage and history with those who have come after us.

BPMC in 1938
BPMC in 2019
BPMC renovated kindergarten
Unveiling of the dedication plaque
Some of the items to be placed into the time capsule
A peek inside the time capsule

Dolly Leong is the communications coordinator at Bukit Panjang Methodist Church.

Photos courtesy of Bukit Panjang Methodist Church


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