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Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Stuart Wolfendale


Founded in 1849, St John’s Cathedral is the oldest neo-gothic cathedral in East Asia and China’s oldest surviving Anglican church still in operation. In its early decades it was a centre of colonial life in Hong Kong. More recently, it has opened itself widely to other communities in Hong Kong, becoming a truly international church with services held in several languages. Drawing on extensive archives, and written in a lively style, this first comprehensive history of St John’s traces the cathedral’s roles as a colonial parish church and as a bishop’s seat for a diocese that once covered the w ... More

Keywords: St John’s Cathedral, Neo-gothic colonial architecture, Anglican Church, Colony, Hong Kong, Sheng Kung Hui, Christianity, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139873
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Wolfendale, author