St Anne's Church, Bukit Mertajam is a famous Roman Catholic
church located in Bukit Mertajam on the mainland of Penang. The church
attracts many people during the feast of Saint Anne. It is one of the
parishes in the Diocese of Penang.
The St. Anne Church of Bukit Mertajam can trace its beginning to 1833, when Chinese and Indian Catholics from settled in the foothills of Bukit Mertajam.
The very first Catholic church in Bukit Mertajam, a small chapel, was built on top of the hill. The chapel was founded in 1846 by French priests. It is named after St Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. Catholics observe her feast day on 26 July every year. St. Anne is believed to have been born around 50BC in either Nazareth or Bethlehem. She is the patroness of cabinet makers and miners, as well as those engaged in the craft of spinning, weaving, embroidery, sewing and other such skills.