St. Andrew Church, Hong Kong

St. Andrew Church, Hong Kong

St. Andrew's Church is located on Nathan Road, in Kowloon Hong Kong. It is an Anglican church of the Sheng Kung Hui Province of Hong Kong. The Church of St Andrew’s is in the Diocese of Western Kowloon. The church offers services in both English and Putonghua and it is the oldest Protestant church present in the region.

In 1904, Catchick Paul Chater offered thirty five thousand dollars to finance the construction of an Anglican church in Kowloon. The site chosen for the church was near a large garden, located in an area between Robinson Road, (which has now been renamed Nathan Road) and Austin Road. The construction of the church began in 1904 and was completed in 1906.

The church architecture is of the Early English Gothic style, with the main edifice built of granite and red brick. The Victorian-Gothic style building is cruciform in plan and has a single bell tower, shaped like a cross, in front of it.

During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong in World War II, the church was used as a Shinto shrine, but apart from this period, it has continuously been used for Christian worship. St. Andrew’s Christian Center was also built next to the church in1979. The Center houses different Christian organizations.

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Sight Name: St. Andrew Church
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Kowloon Orientation Walk, Hong Kong  

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