Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Ipoh, Perak

Tambun Road Days..


The early seed of the foundation of the Redemptorists in Ipoh was sown by Rev. Fr. James Wallace CSsR and Rev. Fr. Tom Creede CSsR when they gave a mission in St.Michael’s Church in 1959. In early 1960, that seed began to grow when a gallant team of Missioners, Priests and Brothers arrived to start the foundation at 31, Tambun Road, Ipoh. In June that year, the Bishop of Penang gave formal recognition to the establishment of the Redemptorist Community in Ipoh.

The little chapel at Tambun Road began to build up as a Mass centre and also as a centre for the Novena devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Many Novena sessions were held on Saturdays to cater for the increasing number of Catholics from St.Michael’s Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes’ Parish and the non-Catholics that were congregating for these sessions.

Furthermore the chapel was small and could not accommodate that many at one session. It became so popular that on the Feast day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, the celebrations were so grand.

With the expansion of the housing estate in Canning and Ipoh Garden, there was mounting pressure from the Diocese of Penang, for the Redemptorists to take a parish in the area.

In 1966, an agreement was made with the Bishop of Penang, for the Redemptorists to manage the parish permanently with the provision that the contract can be terminated.

A Building Fund Committee was formed which raised funds by various means to see that the Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help become a reality.



The Birth of a New Parish in Ipoh

It was on the fifteenth of April, 1972 when the Archbishop of Singapore, Rt.Rev. Gregory Yong, then Bishop of Penang, blessed and open our Church named after Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Ipoh Garden.  

Rev. Fr. James Wallace CSsR was the first Parish priest with Rev. Fr. John G.Martin CSsR as the Assistant assigned to help the Tamil-speaking Catholics and Rev. Fr. Campos CSsR came regularly from Singapore to help with the Chinese-speaking Catholics.

In 1973, Rev. Fr. Ken Williams CSsR was appointed Assisting priest in the parish. Rev. Fr. Wallace and Rev. Fr. Williams then set about organizing the new parish by carrying out intensive parish visitation and setting up of the essential machinery for the efficient running of the Parish.

The new organizational structure included:-

1) Central Pastoral Parish Council

2) Welfare Service: Parish Aid Committee

3) Family Planning Group

4) Community Prayer Group

5) Home-Gatherings (division of parish into zones)

6) Fund Raising Group

7) Adult & Youth Catechetics

8) Liturgical Committee

9) Redemptorist Youth group

Children Liturgy


Liturgy Script Writers

St.Peregrine Support Group

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Family Life

Finance Committee

Lectors & Commentators



Parish Human Development Committee

Divine Mercy

St.Augustine Choir



Rangers Camp

Fund Raising Committee

OMPH Tamil committee

St.Mary’s Chapel, Tersusun


Altar Servers


Sunday Catechism

OMPH Prayer Group

Chinese speaking Committee


St.Anne (#1)

Jln Carlos, Jln Devadason, Jln Megat Khas,

St. Paul (# 2)

Jln Chew Peng Loon, Jln Dato Lau Pak Khuan, Jln Canning Estate, Jln Lip Seng Onn, Jln Kesserling, Jln Bulatan Ipoh, Lorong Ipoh, Jln Yeoh Ah Khoon, Jln Chai Kah Loke, Jln Potter.

St.Ruth (# 5)

Lengkok Canning, Solok Canning, Medan Canning, Lebuh Sg. Senam, Jln Canning Estate, Lorong Ipoh

St.Philomena (#6)

Tingkat Ipoh 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Chan Swee Ho

St.Gabriel (#7a)

Jln Lange, Jln Pendek, Laluan Yeoh Chai Lye, Lebuh Raya Sg.Senam, Jln Yeoh Chai Lye,

St.Mary of Magdala (#7b)

Jln La Salle, Lebuh Raya Sg.Senam, Yeoh Chai Lye

St.Anthony (#8)

Jln Dato Lau Pak Khuan, Jln Kakatuah, Jln Merbok, Jln Merpati, Jln Murai, Jln Serindek, Jln Terkukor

St.Francis Xavier (#10)

Jln Papan, Laluan Wood, Persiaran Wood, Jln Lee Kwee Foh, Lorong Jaycee, Jln Chow Kai, Lebuh Raya Wood,

St.Esther (#12)

Jln Penang, Jln Pahang, Jln Selangor, Jln Johor, Jln Perak,

St.Augustine (#14)

Jln Dato Khong Kam Tak, Lorong Canning, Lebuh Raja DiHilir, Solok Tambun,

All Saints (# 15a)

Laluan Desa Tambun 4, Persiaran Desa Tambun 9, Laluan Desa Tambun 8, Laluan Desa Tambun 2, Hala Tmn Tambun 2, Jln Tambun, Selasar Tambun,

St.Mary (#15b)

Tingkat Tmn Ipoh 3, 4,2, 5, 68, 9, 10

 St.Benedict (# 16)

Tengkat Hock Lee, Hala Hock Lee, Jln Hock Lee, Regat Hock Lee, Selasar Hock Lee, Lebuh Hock Lee, Jln S.A.Lingam, Jln Chan Chee Keong

St.Christopher (# 17)

Wu Lean Teh, Jln Burung Merak, Burung Kuang, Teh Lean Swee, Burung Daun, Burung Tempua, Jln pekaka, Jln Balam, Jln Belibis, Jln Bangau, Jln Burung Pipit, Jln Belantok, Jln Nangka, ln Kapak, Jln Burung Punggak

 (# 18)

Hala Taurus, Jln Gemini, Jln Taurus, Jln Virgo, Jln Sagittarus, Jln Capricorn, Jln Jupitor, Regat Jupitor, Jln Leo, Jln Mars, Jln Venus, Hala Saturn, Persiaran Tebing Kinta

St.Peter (# 19)

Jln Matahari, Jln Bintang, Jln Bulan, Regat Bulan, Persiaran Bintang, Jln Kg.Simee, Regat Jupitor, Solok Stadium 2, Solok Meteor, Jln Building Society, Regat Meteor, Psn Tebing Tinggi1, Solok Stadium 5


Yeoh Khuan Joo, Lebuh Raya Fair Park, Jln Sybil Kathigesu, Jln Sentosa, Jln Chan Min San, Jln Khoo Peak Hua, Jln Che Halijah, Jln Toh Puan Sharifah, Lorong Pearl, Persiaran Pearl, Persiaran 9 Arena Kepayang Putra,  Jln Lim Kim Eng

St.Theresa (# 21)

Regat Wah Keong, Lintasan Wah Keong 1, 4, Persiaran Wah Keong, Lebuh 3, 5, Jln Wah Keong, Hala Wah Keong, Solok Wah Keong, Selasar Tebing Kinta 1,

St.Jude (# 22)

Regat Sri Cempaka, Persiaran Cempaka Sari 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 34, 48, 54, 56, Lengkok Sri Cempaka

St.Luke (#23)

Hala Persjurit 2, 4, 6,  Persiaran Perajurit 3, Lebuh Perajurit 1, 4, Lintasan Perajurit 2, 4, 6.

St.Matthew (#23)

Lintasan Perajurit 1, 3, 5, 2; Lebuh Perajurit 1, Dataran Perajurit 3, Persiaran Perajurit 2, 7, 9, 11, Persiaran Perajurit 1, 2, 4, 8.

St.Mark (#23)

Jln Perajurit, Lebuh Perajurit 3, Regat Perajurit 2, Regat Perajurit 4, Regat Perajurit 6.

St.John (#23)

Jln Perajurit, Lebuh Perajurit 3, Jln Perajurit 8, Lintasan Perajurit 9, Lintasan Perajurit 10, Lengkok Perajurit, Lebuh Perajurit 2

St.Alphonsus Liguori (# 24)

Bandar Baru Tambun

St.Joseph (# 25)

 Bercham: Lengkok Bercham Selatan, Desa Bercham; Taman Ria; Tmn Sri Dermawan; Tmn Sri Gaya; tmn Indah Sakti; Tmn Sri Kurau; Tmn Bercham Jaya; Tmn Desa Kencana; Tmn Restu Jaya; Tmn Lindungan Bercham Indah; Tmn Bercham Indah; Tmn Bercham Baru;  Ipoh Gdn East:  Laluan Perajurit 1, 3, 8; Lintasan Perajurit 15, 16; Tmn Cahaya Tasek; Tmn Ipoh Permai;

St.Francis De Sales (# 26)

Laluan Tasik Timur1, 23, Dataran Tasik Timur, Jln Tasek Barat, Regat Tasik Timur 15.

  (# 27)

Jln Bunga Cempaka, Tmn Chong Kwee,



BEC  Chinese Ipoh Garden


BEC Kg.Simee


BEC Taman Cempaka


BEC Bercham

St.Mary Chapel, Tersusun


OMPH Tamil


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