St. Peter Catholic Church, Shanghai

St. Peter Catholic Church, Shanghai

The St. Peters Catholic Church is located in the French Concession of Shanghai. Foreign residents of the city worship at the church and masses are celebrated in Chinese, English, German, Korean and French.

The St. Peters Catholic Church was built by the French Jesuits for the students of the Aurora University. The university was founded by a Chinese Jesuit priest, Fr. Ma Xiangbo and members of the Society of Jesus from France. The University remained a Jesuit institution till the Chinese revolution. After the Cultural Revolution, the Jesuits were driven out and the building became a culture center. Recently, the old building was demolished and a modern church was built in 1995 to house the congregation.

The original church was built in Byzantine architectural style. It had a central dome and five chapels. Religious ceremonies in a small part of the old building were revived in 1984. The Culture Centre relocated and returned the church to the diocese. The new structure has two floors. The church is on the second floor and chapels are on the ground floor. St. Peters Catholic Church remains one of the principal places of worship for catholic expatriates in Shanghai.
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Sight Name: St. Peter Catholic Church
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Places of Worship in Shanghai  

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