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Imperial to InternationalA History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong$
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Stuart Wolfendale

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139873

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.001.0001

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Shedding Colonialism, 1953–1976

Shedding Colonialism, 1953–1976

(p.200) (p.201) Chapter 7 Shedding Colonialism, 1953–1976
Imperial to International

Stuart Wolfendale

Hong Kong University Press

The proportion of Chinese members in St John’s congregation gradually increased. Congregations grew in the post-war years and so did the Cathedral’s funds. St John’s continued to support the Chinese churches and to reach out to welfare organizations, some of them with no religious connections. Bishops and chaplains had visions of uniting the Chinese churches with English-speaking churches, but progress was slow. Yet, in 1975, a vote held during a special meeting of the Synod of the Chinese Churches admitted St John’s, St Andrew’s and Christ Church into its fold. In 1971, Reverend Jane Hwang and Reverend Joyce Bennett were ordained as priests. St John’s acceptance of women as clergy was well advance of elsewhere.

Keywords:   St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong, Anglican Church, Chinese Christians, Class consciousness, Synod of the Chinese Churches, Women clergy

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