Beijing Churches

 The South Church – Xuanwumen Catholic Church

South Church, Beijing
South Church, Beijing
The Southern Church is located at Xuanwumen Avenue, and it faces the north. Because there is a huge painting of the Immaculate Conception hanging on the wall behind the pulpit, the church is also called 'the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception'. It is the seat of Beijing's dioceses and Patriotic Catholic Association.
Opening Time: 06:00-09:00 (reference only)
Location: 141, Qianmen Xi Dajie, Xuanwu District
Transportation:  Take bus 102, 105, 109, or subway Line 2
Mass Times: Monday to Friday 06:00, 06:30 & 07:15 (Chinese), Saturday 18:30 (Chinese), Sunday 06:00, 07:00 & 08:30 (Chinese), 10:30 & 15:00 (English), 12:30 (Italian)
Tel: 010-66037139

 Zhushikou Church
Zhushikou Church was a Christian Church built up in 1904 and located at the busy intersection of Zhushikou Xidajie and Qianmen Dajie. It was the first of the eight churches set up by the United Methodist Church. Different from other churches, Zhushikou Church has had Chinese priests since inception.
Opening Time: 08:30-17:00
Location: 129, Qianmen Da Jie, Xuanwu District
Transportation: Take bus 57, 5, 110, or 120 and get off at Zhushikou.
Tel: 010-63016678

 The East Church – Wangfujing Catholic Church
East Church, Beijing
East Church
The Eastern Church is the most conspicuous cathedral in Beijing which located at Wangfujing Street, and it faces the west. It was originally named after Joseph, the father of Jesus Christ, as 'Saint Joseph;s Church'. Inside the church, many precious religious paintings drawn by Giuseppe Castiglione are preserved. After several restorations in recent years, it has become a cultural site with unique features in the Wangfujing Area.
Opening Time: every morning (times may vary)
Location: 74, Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District.
Transportation: Take bus 103, 102, 104, 803, 814, 808 and get off at Donganmen Shichang, then head north about 300 meters.
Mass Times: Weekdays 06:30 & 07:00 (Chinese), Saturday 06:30 & 07:00 (Chinese), Sunday 06:15 (Latin), 07:00 & 08:00 (Chinese)
Tel: 010-65240643

 St. Michael's Church ---Dongjiao Minxiang Church
Also named 'St. Michael's Church' or 'French Church', it is the old French embassy church and the last church built by missionaries in China. Built in 1901, its two-story Gothic architecture is well-known by the delicate statues of angels above its main gate.
Opening Time: Open all day (reference only)
Location: 13, Dongjiaominxiang, Dongcheng District
Transportation: Take Subway Line 2 or 5 and get off at Chongwenmen Station
Mass Times: Weekdays 06:30 & 07:00 (Chinese), Fridays 19:00, Saturday and Sunday 07:00 (Latin), 08:00 & 18:00 (Chinese), 10:30 (Korean)
Tel: 010-65135170

 Kuanjie Church
Kuanjie Church was a Christian Church originally set up by the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church set up eight churches in Beijing.
Opening Time: Tuesday and Thursday: 09:00-10:30, Friday: 19:00-20:30, Saturday: 08:30-10:30, Sunday: 09:00-12:00
Location: 10, Dongjixiang Hutong, Di'anmendong Dajie, Dongcheng District
Transportation: Take electric car 118, bus 13, 42, 60, 612,701, 823 and get off at East Di'anmen
Tel: 010-84039432

 The North Church – Xishiku Church
The North Church–Xishiku Church
North Church–Xishiku Church
The North Church is a Catholic Church located in Xishiku inside the west city gate, and it faces the south. Built in the 14th year of Emperor Guangxu's reign of the Qing Dynasty, it was originally called 'Savior Church'. It was erected in the 42nd year of Emperor Kangxi's reign of the Qing Dynasty, by a French missionary.
Opening Time: 05:00-18:00 all day on Christmas (reference only)
Location: 33, Xishiku Dajie Xi' anmen, Xicheng District
Transportation: Take bus 103, 109, 101, or subway Line 2, and get off at Xishikou
Mass Times: Mass times vary; 08:00 on Sunday is the safest bet.
Tel: 010-66175198

 Western Church-Xizhimen Church
The Western Church, located on the southern side of Xizhimen Nei Dajie, was a Catholic Church first established in 1723 and restored in 1912. Because of a pharmacy factory beside the place of worship, it nearly cannot be seen from the street. But delicate Collins pillars and Gothic peaked arches inside the church make it grand, elegant and solemn.
Opening Time: 06:30-07:00
Location: 130, Xizhimenneinan Dajie, Xicheng District
Transportatio: Take bus 7, 808, 27, or 105 and get off at Xikai Hutong
Tel: 010-66156619

 Gangwashi Church
Gangwashi Church is a Protestant church built during the 1860s under the sponsorship of the London Missionary Society. In 1900, the church was destroyed during the Boxer Uprising and was rebuilt in 1903. In 1922, the church merged with the China Christian Church. The Gangwashi Church regularly performs Sunday services in English and Korean, as well as Chinese.
Opening Time: Open every day
Location: 57, Xisinan Dajie, Xicheng District
Transportation: Take bus 603, 604, 808 and get off at South Crossing of Xisi Lu. Or take bus 685, 814, 103 and get off at East Crossing of Xisi Lu.
Tel: 010-66176181

 Chongwenmen Church
The Chongwenmen Church of Beijing Christian Council was established in 1870 when it was called Asbury Church. It was the first church constructed by the American Methodist Church in Northern China. It has basically kept the original exterior decoration today, though it was smaller in scale at first.
Opening Time: Tuesday--Wednesday: 19:00, Thursday: 09:00, Friday: 09:00, 18:00-20:00
Location: 2, Hougou Hutong, Chongwenmennei
Transportation: Take bus 106, 108, 110, 111, 807 and get off at Chongwenmen.
Tel: 010-65133549 

 Haidian Christian Church
Formerly called the Haidian Chinese Christian Church, the Haidian Christian Church is located in Haidian District of Beijing. It was a preaching place subordinate to the Beijing Methodist Church which was originally built in 1933. Two of China's top universities, Tsinghua University and Peking University, are nearby the new church.
Opening Time: 08:30-17:00
Location: 39, Haidianxi Dajie,Haidian District
Transportation: Take bus 302, 355, 332, 965, 715.
Tel: 010-62572902, 82613772

 Dongguantou Church
The Dongguantou Church is the smallest of the eight Catholic churches in Beijing city. The Dongguantou Church is located at Dongguantou Village of Fengtai District in southeastern Beijing. The style of the church reflects the architect's inspiration, the facade is proportional, and the two warped cornices resemble flying wings and show its individuation.

 Longzhuang Church
The Longzhuang Church is a Catholic Church located in Tongzhou, suburb of Beijing. In 1998, the Longzhuang Church was rebuilt in the west of the village. It is a red brick construction and faces south. The towering spire points to the blue sky, making the church spectacular.

 Housangyu Village Church
The Housangyu Village Church is located in Mentougou, suburb of Beijing. It was the oldest Catholic Church in Beijing. According to historical records, it was originally a small church built in 1334, with stone-carved poodles in front of it.

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