Holy Trinity Cathedral, Hong Kong

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Holy Trinity Cathedral
聖三一座堂
HK SKH HolyTrinityChurch.JPG
Pictured in 2012
Holy Trinity Cathedral is located in Hong Kong
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Holy Trinity Cathedral
22°19′31″N 114°11′20″E / 22.325321°N 114.189025°E / 22.325321; 114.189025Coordinates: 22°19′31″N 114°11′20″E / 22.325321°N 114.189025°E / 22.325321; 114.189025
LocationKowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong
CountryHong Kong
DenominationAnglican
Websitedek.hkskh.org/holytrinity/
History
Former name(s)Holy Trinity Church
StatusCathedral
Founded15 July 1890 (1890-07-15) as Holy Trinity Church
Founder(s)Ku Kai-tak
DedicationHoly Trinity
Consecrated30 May 2010
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Ng Kin-chung
Architectural typeChurch
StyleChinese Temple
Years built1937
Completed4 July 1937
Construction costHK$ 40,000 (as at 1936)
Administration
DioceseEastern Kowloon
ProvinceHong Kong
DistrictKowloon City
Clergy
ArchbishopThe Most Revd Dr Paul Kwong
Bishop(s)The Rt Revd Dr Timothy Kwok Chi-pei
DeanThe Ven Mark Tang Hing-lin
Honorary priest(s)The Revd Thomas Chow Pak-ming
The Revd David Shea
Chaplain(s)The Revd Chan Kwok-keung
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese聖三一座堂
Simplified Chinese圣三一座堂

Holy Trinity Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral located in Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was established in 1890, making it one of the oldest Anglican churches in Hong Kong.[1][2] The cathedral is one of the three Anglican cathedrals in Hong Kong (the other two are St John's Cathedral and All Saints' Cathedral).

History[edit]

The cathedral was established as Holy Trinity Church in 1890 and consecrated cathedral in 2010. The church had been rebuilt twice in various nearby locations before finally settled down in current location. The current structure was built in 1937 and designed by Ng Kin-chung, a draftsman from Leigh and Orange, an architectural firm. The church combines western and traditional Chinese architectural styles. Reinforced concrete structure and traditional Chinese decorations can be seen inside the church and on its roof respectively. It has survived serious damages during Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during the Second World War.[1]

Governance[edit]

The cathedral, like other Anglican churches in Hong Kong, is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion under the Diocese of Eastern Kowloon of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Holy Trinity Church" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 22 November 2008.
  2. ^ Ying, Fuk-tsang (2010). In Kowloon City as It is in Heaven–A History of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Holy Trinity Church (1890–2009). Hong Kong: Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture.

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