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By 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 nonetheless in operation. In its early a long time, it used to be a middle of colonial existence in Hong Kong. extra lately, it has opened itself largely to different groups in Hong Kong, turning into a really foreign church with prone held in numerous languages. Drawing on large files and written in a full of life variety, this primary accomplished heritage of St John's lines the cathedral's roles as a colonial parish church, a bishop's seat for a diocese that when coated the full of China and past, and a middle of worship for a latest cosmopolitan community.

Imperial to International is the 1st quantity within the new sequence Sheng Kung Hui: ancient reviews in chinese language Anglicanism, copublished by way of the Hong Kong collage Press and the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.

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