The Church of Divine Mercy is a church located in Sungai Ara, Penang, Malaysia. The church was established in July 2005. It is the latest church completed in the Diocese of Penang and also a Christian Community Centre.
The Catholic population in the southern Penang Island was increasing fast. In 1989, a parishioner of Holy Spirit Cathedral donated a piece of land to the diocese. He wished to build a Christian Community Centre, to promote ecumenism. In 1996, the Bishop of Penang Antony Selvanayagam held a meeting to discuss plans on the construction of the church.
The then parish priest has also proposed a building plans but things did not go on well. In 2002, Msgr Stephen Liew, a former parish priest, formed a building committee under the advice of bishop. The site plan was submitted in 2004 and building plan in May 2005. In November 2004, the cathedral held a poll and listed a few names to decide an appropriate name for the church. The name 'Divine Mercy was chosen by most parishioners, and therefore the church was named after Divine Mercy. The Church of Divine Mercy was officially launched and established in July 2005 by former parish priests, Fr. Francis Anthony and Fr. Henry Rajoo.
In total, the church and Christian Community Centre costed RM 8,000,000. Many fundraising drives were held, including a lucky draw, food carnival, a grand dinner and various coffee mornings. Parishioners too donated much money, outstationers also contributed a lot. In 28 November 2007, the groundbreaking ceremony was held, with Bishop Antony Selvanayagam and former parish priests Fr. Francis Anthony and Fr. Henry Rajoo in attendance. In 15 March 2010, the topping up ceremony was held with a mass.