Another one of St Joseph @ WangFuJing...
Visit my travelogue (album 4 or 6) for complete pilgrimage photographs
Fondest memory: The churches here are only open in the wee hours of the morning *yawn* so if you cannot get up early, don't go unless you want to see only the outside....
There are many Christian Churches in Beijing. Just ask your embassy about services!
This is the Southern Cathedral (Nantang), the oldest Catholic Church in Beijing, founded in the middle of 16th century. It has been destroyed several times by earthquakes. Its present form comes from the rebuilding in 1904.
Fondest memory: I attended a mass short before Christmas 1988. The church was full of Chinese and Western people. A woman was singing Christmas carols. Her voice was that of an angel! I cried as I was so much impressed by the beauty of her voice!
Favorite thing: Xishiku Church also called north church in Beijing. I like this church most because it's not as chaos as others. In addition, the architecture style is most beautiful in the Beijing's churches I think.
Beijing Catholic English Mass schedule
Sunday - 10 am
Beijing's South Cathedral (Xuawumen Nantang)
141 Qianmen Xidajie
subway= xuawumen (Look exit information)
Saturday 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 & 11.00 am
11 Guanghua lu (ph. 6532 1961)
*International ID Essential for Embassy Masses, such as: passport
Indonesia katolik Persekutuan Doa (PD) di Beijing - China
di Kedutaan besar Indonesia
*Jangan lupa bawa photocopy pasport atau kartu pelajar
There are 6 churches in the city district that are accessible by bus / subway...the others are outside of the city in the rural areas. It is recommended that you join the local churches for pilgrimage in MAY instead. By the way, the catholic church in Beijing is called the Patriotic Catholic Church of China, not the Roman Catholic Church because its loyalties are with the government (the cultural revolution), not with the Pope...
Fondest memory: This is St Joseph's at Wangfujing. Just walk north past the shopping area...its nearby.
The next church that we should go to is the North Church, better known as the Xishiku Church at the crossroads of FuYouJie....Its the BIGGEST church in Beijing and one of the main ones in China...Visit my travelogue (album 4 or 6) for complete pilgrimage photographs
Fondest memory: From St Joseph's, continue walking north till you reach the "Art Museum (Mei Shu Guan)". Cross the road and take 109, asking to get off at FuYouJie....then the church should be about a 2 minute walk to your left once you alight.
St Mary's Church (South Church) is easy to find at Xuanwu Subway Station....Visit my travelogue (album 4 or 6) for complete pilgrimage photographs
Fondest memory: I love the grotto there....its the most beautiful so far!
Unfortunately, the West Church is the only church i havent yet been into....its the most run down in Beijing and I almost missed it. From Xizhimen subway, head east and you should see it on your right after about 20 minutes.
Fondest memory: Unless you are like me....otherwise, I would urge you to give it a miss
Walk east on Qianmen Dong Dajie....for about 15 minutes....you should see it on your left after a few crossroads. Its worth taking a look if you are catholic. A truly beautiful church. Really underrated!
Fondest memory: The vertical pictures are much nicer than this....so visit my travelogue for more pictures! Album 2 and 4
This is the church that is a little difficult to find because it is "hidden" in a hutong and although I figured how to go in the end, I really do not know how to describe it to you because I think the best way would be via Hongqiao Market (though I havent tried).
Fondest memory: From Chongwenmen, walk south to GuangAn Da Jie....then turn left and ask for directions to XinFu Road. Once you get there, the traffic wardens in brown are pretty helpful if you ask them about the Catholic church.
Are you an expat looking for a church in Beijing?
Please join us on Sunday at the Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS), which has been worshiping in Beijing since 1993. We are an international, inter-denominational (protestant) church located in town and open to all foreign passport holders. We have about 100 congregation members, and worship every Sunday at 10am, with communion twice a month and frequent fellowship events.
We welcome you to come and check us out on Sunday at:
Capital Mansion Athletic Club, 3rd fl
#6 Xin Yuan Nan Road
(the closest subway stop is Lianmaqiao on line 10)
or visit our website for more information: http://www.cogs-bj.org/
Hope to see you!
Fondest memory: Beijing in the springtime when the parks are just warm enough to sit outside - a blissful environment to appreciate life's many blessings.
This church offers English services on Sundays at 10:30am. For complete list of services / church history, visit my travelogue (album 4 or 6) for complete pilgrimage photographs
Fondest memory: I love this place....
Nice church in the rural areas of Beijing...Visit my travelogue (album 2 and 4 for the complete pilgrimage)
Fondest memory: Best to follow a pilgrimage group there. I was at Xishiku Church when I saw the notice.
Nice cosy little church with really warm villagers....get there via a pilgrimage.
Fondest memory: Worth getting a look at....
Once you go on that pilgrimage, you will also see this....in a village named "Cow"
Fondest memory: All pilgrimage pictures in my travelogue