Peter Kwong (bishop)

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Peter Kwong

Archbishop Emeritus of Hong Kong
Native name
鄺廣傑
ProvinceHong Kong Anglican Church
DioceseDiocese of Hong Kong Island
Installed1981
Term endedJanuary 2007
PredecessorN/A (post created)
SuccessorPaul Kwong
Other postsArchbishop of Hong Kong
Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong Island
Bishop of Hong Kong Island
Bishop of Hong Kong and Macao
Personal details
Born1936 (age 82–83)
Hong Kong
DenominationAnglican
EducationBexley Hall
Kenyon College
Chung Chi College
Kwong Kong-kit
Traditional Chinese鄺廣傑

Archbishop Peter Kwong Kong-kit GBS (Chinese: 鄺廣傑) (born 1936) was the first Primate of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (i.e. the Anglican Church), Archbishop of Hong Kong and Bishop of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island following the establishment of the Anglican Communion's Province of Hong Kong after the Handover. He was the first Chinese bishop of the diocese of Hong Kong and Macao.[1]

Kwong was the chaplain of Chung Chi College and lectured at the Chinese University of Hong Kong until he was appointed diocesan secretary in 1979. In 1981 he became the Bishop of Hong Kong and Macao. Kwong was installed as the first Chinese archbishop of the Anglican Church on 25 October 1998.

His contributions to the community of Hong Kong are wide and varied. He participated in the discussions leading up to the reunification of Hong Kong with the Mainland through the Consultative Committee for the Basic Law, the Preparatory Committee for the SAR and the Selection Committee. He was Advisor on Hong Kong Affairs between 1992 and 1997. After the Handover he became a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[2]

Following his retirement in January 2007, he has become the Archbishop Emeritus of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island.[3]

He is advisor to the Amity Foundation of China, Vice-President of the Church Missionary Society and patron of the Comfort Care Concern Group, an organisation for the terminally ill. He has been awarded the degree Doctor of Divinity honoris causa by Kenyon College, Bexley Hall and, in 2000, the University of Hong Kong.[2]

In 2007 Kwong was succeeded by the new Archbishop and Primate, the Most Revd Paul Kwong.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Right Reverend Peter Kwong." Anglicans Online. Society of Archbishop Justus. 1998. Updated 2007-04-15. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  2. ^ a b Chan, MMM (2000). "The Most Rev Peter KWONG Kong Kit". 159th Honorary Degrees Congregation (citation). University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. ^ Diocese of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican) - Clergy

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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Gilbert Baker
Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong and Macao
1980–1998
Diocese abolished
New creation Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong Island
1998–2006
Succeeded by
Paul Kwong
Archbishop of Hong Kong
1998–2006
Primate of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
1998–2006