St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong

St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong


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St. John's Cathedral (zh-t|t=聖約翰座堂), officially The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist and located at 4 Garden Road, Central, is an Anglican cathedral in Hong Kong. It is the Diocesan cathedral of the
Diocese of Hong Kong Island and the focus of the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (zh-t|t=香港聖公會; also known as Hong Kong Anglican Church). It also houses the seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong.

The Anglican cathedral is one of the two cathedrals in the city, the other being the Roman Catholic Immaculate Conception Cathedral. St. John's Cathedral is the oldest surviving Western ecclesiastical building in Hong Kong, and the oldest Anglican church in the Far East [ [http://www.hkia.net/news_attach_file/Complete%20Tour%20Host%20Kit%202006.pdf Hong Kong Tourism Board will organise some training programs preparing the Tour Guides ] ] , with its construction completed in 1849. It was declared a monument in 1996. It is notable that the Cathedral is located at the centre of Powers of Hong Kong as it is surrounded by the Bank of China Tower, HSBC Building ("economic"), Legislative Council Building ("legislative"), Central Government Offices ("executive") and the Court of Final Appeal ("judicial").

History

On the morning of 8th December 1941, the day after their attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese attacked Hong Kong. On Christmas morning 1941 the Reverend Alaric P. Rose took the morning service in St John's with a congregation of one hundred, whilst shelling continued on the island.

On the 9th September 1945, the first service after the arrival of the Royal Navy was held in the Cathedral. [http://www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk/history.html]

The Government of Hong Kong granted the St. John's Cathedral site as freehold land, it is currently the "only" occupied freehold land in the entirety of Hong Kong.

Clergy

ee also

* Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
* Places of worship in Hong Kong
* List of cathedrals

References

External links

* [http://www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk/ St John's Cathedral Official Site]
* [http://www.hkskh.org/ Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui]


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