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St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Acting as the seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong, St. John's Cathedral is one of the city's five cathedrals and the oldest Anglican church in the Far East. The structure survived bombings during World War II and acted as a club for Japanese soldiers during the occupation. When you go, try to spot the initials V.R. on the west face of the bell tower, in memory of the church's founding during Queen Victoria's reign, as well as the Royal Arms on the first pew on the south side, which was once reserved for Governors or members of the Royal Family. Do not leave without viewing the large Memorial Cross next to the cathedral, which memorializes soldiers killed in World War I. A visit to St. John's Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hong Kong family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • As a student brought up near the cathedral, I used to hate the place because it was really too British and we were ordered there by our school, not not invited to worship there by choice. Like any hig...  read more »
  • Not a review of the Cathedral as such but there is a little tea and coffee shop called the Nest in the grounds with a lovely selection of hot and cold drinks, biscuits, etc. And the courtyard seating ...  read more »
  • This Cathedral is located close to the hong kong park. Does not say much, but it can be accessed with ease.
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  • This Cathedral is grand in stature yet a humble place to worship. After a tram up to the Peak a quick retrospective visit here is tranquil.
  • The building itself is rather big and, although it isn't heavily ornamented, it maintains its own practical beauty. The church grounds are an oasis of sorts in Hong Kong's bustling financial center. Adjacent to the church, a lovely garden with a quiet stream provides an ideal place to pray, reflect, or read. I thoroughly enjoyed the midday prayer and communion mass. I was able to go for several weeks, and the sermons were always refreshing and encouraging. This church also has several active ministries to Hong Kong's underserved populations- it's always great to see a church be the hands and feet of Jesus in such a large city!
  • Very iconic building of a catholic church in hong Kong. You can find music recital during lunch hour at weekday. Also. It will have a big mass on the Christmas eve night. Recommend paying a visit there
  • I think the theme of my reviews from my short trip is that you stumble across some great sights in Hong Kong without trying. It shows how much history is here. St Jonh's Cathedral is the same story. We were wandering around, were attracted to the greenery and boom. There is the church. The particular day we were there it had a deep blue background so the contrast of the building was impressive. Worth stopping by to see it.
  • A very beautiful church
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