Churches in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island:
St John's Cathedral (Anglican)
Location: 4-8 Garden Road, Central
The cathedral was finished in 1849, and is the earliest cathedral in Hong Kong. It was enlarged in 1865 and turned into today’s appearance. The gate was made of the wood which came from the HMS Tamar in the Battle of Hong Kong. Its wings were finished in 1920. This was the first cathedral in this district thanks to the bishop. In front of the gate lies a monument to martyrs in WWI. It is regarded as a historical site and the best place for holding weddings and funerals.
Opening Hours: 7:00 ~ 18:00
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
Location: No. 16, Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Central
It is in Gothic style and its shape is like an asymmetric cross. The grand style shows the changes of history in Hong Kong. It was completed in 1888 and there is room for as many as 1,000 worshippers. It is 82 meters long (89.7 yards), 23.7 meters tall (26 yards) in places and 42 meters (46 yards) tall with a 10-meter (11 yards) high pointed tower in the center. The cathedral has another four chapels.
1. Bus No. 12 at Terminal Bus Station of Central Pier
2. Bus No. 12M at Admiralty Bus Station
8:00, 10:00; 18:00 (Cantonese)
|Weekday Masses||7:00, 7:45; 18:00 (Cantonese)|
St. Anthony's (Catholic)
Location: 69A, Pokfulam Road
Outside the cathedral there is a cave of Virgin Mary, where many kinds of flowers and grass are planted, making it a corner for citizens to enjoy nature away from the noisy city. No pillars in the interior make the church look open and big. The main altar is on the right, with an arch behind it and two angels on the side. The center of the arch is inscribed with the words “Fide et Caritate”, which means universal love and earnest belief.
Tel: 25466221; 25466221.
7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30;
|Anticipated Sunday Masses||20:00 (Sat.)|
|Weekday Masses||7:10, 7:45, 18:00|
St. Margaret's (Catholic)
Location: 2A, Broadwood Road
The first cathedral named after St Margaret Mary Alacoque. It is in classical Renaissance style and combines classical and Gothic elements inside. It also has many colored glasses.
7:15, 8:15, 9:00, 18:30(Cantonese);
12:30 (English); 11:00 (Japanese)
|Anticipated Masses||18:30 (Cantonese)|
|Weekday Masses||7:00, 7:45 (Cantonese)|
St. Paul's Convent Church
Location: No. 1, Causeway Bay Road, Causeway Bay
Located in Causeway Bay, it was established by Sisters of St Paul de Chartres. They began to give service in 1848 when they started to adopt abandoned children. After the it was built, they began to spread their services to other aspects, such as hospitals and schools.
8:00; 10:00 (Cantonese);
13:30 (Bahasa Indonesia)
6:40 AM (Cantonese)
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Location: No.1, Holy Cross Pass, Shau Kei Wan
The new one was rebuilt after the pulling down of the old one in the year of 2006. The new one was finished in 2010.
In this area, it includes other mass centers: Tai Koo Shing Mass Center and Salesian Mass Center
8:00, 9:30 , 11:00 , 16:30 (Cantonese)
|Weekday Masses||7:15 (Cantonese)|
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Location: Wan Chai Star Street
Location: No.37, Garden Road
The busiest cathedral on the island has ten masses on Sundays and three masses on weekdays.
Rosary Cathedral (Catholic)
Location: No. 125, Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Constructed in 1901, it has been rebuilt many times. In 1913, parapets were built beside its two sides and a copper bell was put on the top of it.
Inside the cathedral, the long axis paving to the altar stands for the immortality of life after its long journey in the world. The baptismal font on the axis gives people the impression that they can get into heaven after they get baptized. All of these parts are constructed in Gothic style.
(Cantonese) 7:30, 10:00, 11:15
(English) 8:45, 12:30, 19:00
|Weekday Masses||7:30 (Cantonese)|
St. Andrew's (Anglican)
Situated in Tsim Sha Tsui district behind the Kowloon British children’s school, the two-floor high cathedral was constructed in 1906, in Gothic style.
St. Teresa's (Catholic)
Location: No.28, Prince Edward Road, Kowloon Tong
Built in 1932, it is the second largest catholic cathedral in Kowloon and the most popular one for locals to hold their weddings. It combines different styles together with Roman style outside. But inside, the stone pillars are in Corinthian style, while the top beams use Chinese imperial style. It has many other centers scattered in that district, such as the Diocesan Pastoral Center for the Disabled.
Transportation: Bus 2A, 2, 6D, 12A, 17M, 40, 42, 46, 66S, 70A, 70, 113 passes it.
(English) 8:30, 10:30
(Cantonese)7:30, 10:00, 12:45, 18:00
|Anticipated Masses||18:00 (Cantonese)|
|Daily Masses||6:45, 7:45, 18:00 (Cantonese)|
Mary Help of Christians
Location: No.16, Tin Kwong Road
It was constructed in 1953.
Christ the Worker Parish
Location: No.1, On Tak Road, Ngau Tau Kok
Location: No.57, Kwun Tong Road (inside of Joseph English School)
St. Jerome's Church
Location: No. 6, Tin Mei Street, Tin Shui Wai
It is the newest one in Hong Kong, constructed in 2002. During the process of its construction, mainly natural materials were used. Its theme is the whole Bible.
St. Stephen's Parish
Location: No. 14, Wing Fong Road, Kwai Chung
Sun: 7:15 ~ 17:00;
Sat.: 6:45 ~ 21:30
Holidays: 6:45 ~ 21:00
Church of the Annunciation
Location: No.11, on Yin Street, Tsuen King Circuit
St. Peter and Paul Church
Location: No. 201, Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long
It was a school of Yuen Long Catholic and was changed into this in 1954.
Location: No.11, Hang Kwong Street, Ma On Shan
Location: No.13, Sheung Ling Pei, Tung Chung
It is serving the largest number of people, it has five chapels, including Trinity Chapel and Tung
Further Reading: Christianity in China