Diocese of Hong Kong and Macao

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The Diocese of Hong Kong and Macao was an extra-provincial diocese in the Anglican Communion serving Hong Kong and Macau. It existed from 1951 until 1998, when it was reorganized as an autonomous Anglican church, the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.


The diocese was a remnant of the older Anglican Diocese of Victoria, part of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui, China's autonomous Anglican church. The Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui was effectively abolished in 1949 during the Chinese Revolution due to the formation of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement. Anglicans in Hong Kong and Macau reorganized the diocese, which was essentially extra-provincial under the Archbishop of Canterbury. The diocese was abolished in 1998 upon the formation of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui as a province of the Anglican Communion in its own right. It was split into four new dioceses: three in Hong Kong and a missionary area covering Macao.