Haidian Christian Church

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Haidian Christian Church in 2008

Haidian Christian Church is a church located in Zhongguancun, Beijing. It is operated by the Three-Self Patriotic Movement.

History[edit]

The church was founded in 1933.[1][2] The pastor of the church, Wu Weiqing, graduated from Nanjing Union Theological Seminary in 1989 and speaks English fluently.[3]

Architecture[edit]

This design for the largest Christian church in China is characterized by a Chinese type of "triple p", meaning public-private partnership with commercial spaces on the ground floor, and by its striking facade rod system.

Gerkan, Marg and Partners[4]

The current church building was designed by Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz of Gerkan, Marg and Partners from 2005-2007 for €3.5 million. It has a gross floor area of 4,000 m².[4]

Congregation[edit]

Haidian Christian Church is located near Tsinghua University, Peking University and numerous IT headquarters such as Sina.com in China's technology hub. As such, a large percentage of attendants are young.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yuqing, Sun (2007-07-20). "Modern church, more religious freedom". China Daily. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  2. ^ Jiao, Wu (2008-08-10). "Get me to the church on time, Beijing style". China Daily. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  3. ^ a b Jiao, Wu (2007-12-21). "He uses daily life to illustrate the Bible". China Daily. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Haidian Christian Church". Gerkan, Marg and Partners. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 

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