Welcome to the National Council of Churches of Singapore

We welcome you to the website of the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) and trust that the information provided will be helpful to you and your church or organisation.

Early Years
Established in 1948, NCCS was previously known as the Malayan Christian Council. It was later reorganized as the Council of Churches of Malaysia and Singapore in 1963. However, after Singapore’s independence in 1965, the churches felt it appropriate that Malaysia and Singapore, as separate nations should each have its own Council of Churches. Thus on 24 July 1974, the fellowship of churches in Singapore was renamed the National Council of Churches of Singapore.

A Fellowship The NCCS is a voluntary fellowship of churches embracing all denominations and church traditions, including independent churches, large and small. We gather as the body of Christ to express the love of God by seeking common ground for ministry and service in society. There are four categories of membership. They are 1) Founder Members; 2) Full Members; 3) Congregational Members; and 4) Associate Members. Every year, we receive new applications to join the fellowship.

Establishing Goodwill and Representing Churches Although established by the mainline denominations which arrived in Singapore in the 19th century, NCCS is truly a family of churches today as its growing membership represents a wide spectrum of Christian expressions of faith. Over the years, NCCS has been facilitating healthy working relationships among churches and continues to consolidate Christian views and responses to major issues in the public square. NCCS has also been representing churches who have not yet joined its membership.

A Think-tank for Churches The Ethos Institute for Public Christianity is a Christian think-tank formed by the National Council of Churches, Trinity Theological College and the Bible Society of Singapore. The main purpose of this think-tank is to help Christians here reflect on issues from a biblical and Christian point of view. Through public dialogues, lectures and publications, Ethos assists the church in its witness in society. Link to Ethos

Committed to Nation Building Singapore Christians are mindful that they live in a multi-racial and multi-faith society. While we worship and share our faith freely, we also need to be respectful of others who choose different paths to faith. We are encouraged that member churches have been active in their social and national responsibilities and are committed to inter-religious harmony. Together with people of other faiths, NCCS continues to contribute to peace building and harmony in our nation.

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