The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hong Kong

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A LDS Meetinghouse in Hong Kong.

As of the end of 2008, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 23,223 members in four stakes,[1] 32 congregations (23 wards[1] and nine branches[1]), one mission, and one temple in Hong Kong.[2]

History[edit]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) has had a presence in Hong Kong since 1949. That year, the President of the Church sent Mormon missionaries to China to preach. [3]

Administration[edit]

The geographical administrative area for the China Hong Kong Mission includes all of China. There are missionaries in Macau but as of 2007, there are no LDS Missionaries preaching within mainland China, although there are some service missionaries.

The LDS Church in Hong Kong consists of 4 stakes (Hong Kong China, Hong Kong China Kowloon, Hong Kong New Territories and Hong Kong Tolo Harbour stakes) and one district (Hong Kong International District).[1]

Missions[edit]

  • China Hong Kong Mission

Temples[edit]

The Hong Kong China Temple was built in 1996 and is located at 2 Cornwell Street, Kowloon Tong. When it was completed it served as headquarter of the LDS Church in Hong Kong, as well as a meetinghouse for a local congregation. The offices of the China Hong Kong Mission were also located in the building, as were living quarters for the temple president, mission president, and others. In 2005, with the completion of the new Church Administration Building in Wan Chai, the headquarters for the church moved there. In June 2010, with the completion of a new chapel across the street (street address: 18 Dorset Crescent), the meetinghouse and offices for the China Hong Kong Mission were relocated to this new building. The living quarters for the temple president, mission president, and six missionaries are still located in the temple building.

Hong Kong China Temple.jpg

48. Hong Kong China edit

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Hong Kong, China
3 October 1992
26 May 1996 by Gordon B. Hinckley
22°20′25.62000″N 114°10′38.40959″E / 22.3404500000°N 114.1773359972°E / 22.3404500000; 114.1773359972 (Hong Kong China Temple)
21,744 sq ft (2,020 m2) and 135 ft (41 m) high on a 0.3 acre (0.1 ha) site
Hong Kong colonial, single-spire design - designed by Liang Peddle Thorpe Architects

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