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Hong Kong

Hong Kong - HKSKH

The history of Anglicanism in Hong Kong began following the Treaty of Nanjing when a number of English clergy and laity settled there after it became a British colony. In 1842 the Revd Vincent Stanton became the first chaplain, his stipend partly provided through the SPG (now USPG).

The first Chinese church, St Stephen’s, was founded in 1865 and mission work to Macau began in 1938. With the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 the Diocese of Hong Kong and Macau became a detached diocese of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (The Holy Catholic Church of China).

The Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui was established in 1998. It comprises three dioceses: Hong Kong Island, Eastern Kowloon and Western Kowloon, and the missionary area of Macau. The current Archbishop of the HKSKH and Bishop of Western Kowloon is the Most Revd Andrew Chan.

The HKSKH has a network of churches, schools and social centres. A commitment to education and social welfare remain distinctive features of the church’s mission. Hong Kong was the Anglican pioneer of women’s ordination, ordaining the first four women.


You can watch the HKSKH's contribution to our 2021 Communion Day of Prayer below.


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