The oldest church in Penampang District, St. Michael Catholic Church is located on a steep hill on the far side of Penampang town area. The church was initiated by Monsignor August Wachter.

The Foundation stone was laid during a special ceremony on 29th September 1936, the Feast of St. Michael. Nonetheless, during the Second World War, only the walls were completed. The condition of the church without a roof saved it from being bombed during the war. Contruction resumed after the war, and was finally completed in 1947. Over the years, the church building has been much renovated.

Above: St. Michael Church, Penampang (2009)
Below: Grotto, located on the left side of the church.

Above: Rectory house, where the parish administration office is also stationed.
Below: Wide view of the Parish Hall, and the Religious Centre on the hall's immediate left.

Above: Close up of 'Penampang Religious Centre'
Below: Combo picture of the Parish Hall; Frontal view and side view.

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