Changchun Christian Church

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Changchun Christian Church (Chinese: 长春基督教会) is one of the largest and historically important Protestant churches in Changchun, Jilin Province, China.

Changchun Christian Church, Changchun, China

General[edit]

Changchun Christian Church is one of the largest and historically important Protestant churches in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. Also housed here are the Three-Self Patriotic Movement Committees of Changchun City and Jilin Province.

The church's address is: No. 131, Xiwu Avenue, Chanchun City, 134402 (Telephone: 0431-295-7722). It is also called the Xiwu Avenue church. Worship is held at 8:00 Sunday, 16:00 Wednesday, 16:00 Friday and 9:00 Saturday.

Brief history[edit]

  • In 1886, the Irish Presbyterian Mission (Thomas Crosby Fulton, in Chinese: 傅多玛) was sent to Changchun.[1] [2] 
  • In 1893, joined by the English Presbyterian Mission (English name uncertain, in Chinese: 纪里备), which four years later built a church at the present site.
  • In 1902, a medical hospital was built next to the church, which remains as Changchun Women's Hospital.
  • In 1930, the church's annex building was built.
  • In 1941, as the British-Japanese relations soured, the church was ceded to the Japanese and it became the Manchurian United Christian Church headquarters.
  • After 1959, the church participates in the Three-Self Patriotic Movement and belongs to the China Christian Council.
  • In 1998, the 3-storey present church building was built in an Irish Protestant church style. It can accommodate 6,000 people.

See also[edit]

Dalian Yuguang Street Church, Shenyang Dongguan Church, Changchun Christian Church, Harbin Nangang Christian Church, etc.

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