Easter 2008 is approaching!
HAPPY EASTER WEEK!
My blog is getting a lot of hits right now from people searching for English language churches in Guangzhou (both protestant and catholic) and for Easter Egg Dye.
Here are addresses for some churches in Guangzhou:
Sacred Heart Cathedral (Seksat Church)
Address: 56 / 57 Yide Zhong Road (Yat Tak Road)
Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510120
Tel 20-8333 6761
Bus: Line No.8, 40, 58, 61, 82, 194. Near the Yide Road Stop.
Sunday English Mass
Opening Hours: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. every Sunday
Shamian Catholic Church Our Lady of Lourdes
Address: 14 Main Street, Shamian Island, Liwan District, Guangzhou
Bus: Line No.1, 6, 9, 25, 57, 66, 75, 217, 55. Near the Shi Zhongyiyuan (Guangzhou Hospital of Tradition Medicine) Stop. After getting off bus, cross bridge to Shamian Island and look for address. Main Street is the Street in the center.
Worship Hours: 9:30 a.m. every Sunday
Protestant Church on Shamian Island
From front (north) door of White Swan hotel, turn left and walk toward
U.S. Consulate Tower. Church is on right. Meets 10:30 AM sundays
Sunday morning service is bilingual English and Mandarin
Bible studies in afternoon are Mandarin and Cantonese
Guangzhou International Christian Fellowship (GICF)
Meets at Jingxing Hotel (Star Hotel, near East Train Station)
3/F, 89 Linhe Xi Lu, Tianhe District
Sunday mornings (9:00 — 11:30)
Guangzhou International Christian Fellowship is only open to expats, spouses and their fiance’s by virtue of PRC laws.
Henan Christian Church
Address: No.23, the 5th Lane, Hongde Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Bus: Line No. 9, 10, 31, 59, 75, 79, 239. Near the Hongde Road Stop
Service is in Cantonse but visitors are welcome
Dongshan Christian Church
Address: No.9 Sibei Tongjin, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Worship Hours: 12:30 p.m. every Saturday, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. every Sunday
Service is bilingual in Mandarin and Cantonese (no English)
Visitors are welcome
Christian Church of Our Saviour
Address: No.184 Wanfu Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Bus: Line No. 7, 36, 188, 194, 264, 519. Near the Wanfu Road Stop
Worship Hours: 9:00 a.m., 7:30 p.m. every Sunday
Zion Christian Church
Address: No.392 Renmin Zhong Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou
Bus: Line No.4, 31, 38, 102, 103, 134. Near the Renmin Zhong Road Stop
Worship Hours: 12:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. every Sunday
The above photos, Chinese addresses, and opening hours are sourced from :
Some of the churches have Good Friday services as well, call in advance to inquire.
If you are looking for Easter Egg dye, I think the best bet is to look at Aussino’s or Corner Deli. Rarely, Olivers and David’s have it as well. Metro, Carrefour, Trust Mart, and local stores most often do not have it. I saw some at City Super in Hong Kong just this weekend. You will not find the fancier types of egg dyes here (swirl paints etc). The best you will do is McCormick packets of food coloring. Use wax crayons on hot eggs to make designs.
David’s at Oakwood usually has some nice chocolates and chocolate bunnies. Metro likewise usually has seasonal items such as chocolate bunnies. Corner Deli often has them as well. Easter Baskets can be obtained at Haizhu wholesale market.
If you are looking for a nice cut of meat for Sunday dinner, many people enjoy the ham from the China Hotel Marriott Deli. It can be ordered by the kilo. Metro also has western style hams and other types of meat, albeit very expensive.
Turkeys can be obtained from Aussino’s, Corner Deli, or from wholesale shops near Yide Lu. Sometimes your houskeeper can be of great assistance in locating these items, particularly if she calls around to other housekeepers employed by expats.
Perhaps you are Jewish. There is at least one congregation in Guangzhou. Here is the web address: http://www.chabadgz.org/
There is of course a large Muslim community in Guangzhou. I read that the oldest Mosque in China is here. While it is now well inland and does not welcome visitors, it used to abut the banks of the Pearl River. Traders could sail their ships up to the dock, debark from their boat, and proceed straight to prayer. Life of Guangzhou web page also links to two Mosques:
Address: No.56 Guangta Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Bus: Line No. 56, 58. Near the Guangda Road Stop.
Address: No.1 Xiaodongying, Yuehua Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Bus: Line No. 6, 193, 264, 265. Near the Yuehua Road Stop.
If you have any particular questions, send me a message or leave a comment.