Trang Church is one of the most impressive landmarks in the Southern Thai town of Trang.
You can visit the exterior of the church at any time of day, but in order to gain access to view the interior you will need to visit when the church is open for services either on Wednesday or Friday evenings from 19:00 to 21:00 or on Sundays when sermons, classes and workshops take place from 08:15 to 18:00. The church has no published policy about visitors so you need to access permission to look inside.
About Trang Church
Trang Church was built in 1915. The church has a bell tower, wooden shutters and is covered in plaster which is painted yellow. Originally the church had a bamboo and thatched roof.
Trang Church was renovated in 1985 and this was when the bamboo and thatched roof was replaced with a tiled roof. The church is now a place of worship for the Presbyterian Church in Thailand.
The inside of Trang Church is relatively plainly decorated, as is normal for Protestant churches in contrast to Roman Catholic churches. The church has yellow walls inside with a single wooden cross at the far end above a lectern, which the Pastor (the name used or an ordained minister in the Presbyterian church) preaches from instead of a pulpit. The congregation sit on simple wooden benches arranged like pews in Roman Catholic church. The exterior of the church is a lot more impressive than the interior, and the garden around the church is immaculately maintained.
Location of Trang Church
- Trang Church is located at 24 Huay Yot Road. The Huay Yot Road is the name for a section of the Phet Kasem Road as it passes through Trang town centre.