Churches in Guangzhou (Catholic and Protestant, with addresses)

March 2008

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: 
 
Catholic: 
 
Sacred Heart Cathedral (Seksat Church)
石室圣心大教堂
Address: 56 / 57 Yide Zhong Road (Yat Tak Road)
Yuexiu District, Guangzhou  510120
                 越秀区一德中路
 
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
露德圣母堂
Address: 14 Main Street, Shamian Island, Liwan District, Guangzhou
                 广州市沙面大街14号
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 Churches: 

 
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
Guangzhou
Tel 8755-2888
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
基督教河南堂

Address: No.23, the 5th Lane, Hongde Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
                 洪德五巷23号
Bus: Line No. 9, 10, 31, 59, 75, 79, 239. Near the Hongde Road Stop
Tel 20-8442-2935
Service is in Cantonse but visitors are welcome

 Dongshan Christian Church
基督教东山堂
Address: No.9 Sibei Tongjin, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
                 越秀区寺贝通津9号
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
广州基督教救主堂

Address: No.184 Wanfu Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
                 万福路184号
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
基督教锡安堂

Address: No.392 Renmin Zhong Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou
                 人民中路392号
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 :

http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_10/node_35/node_89/node_363/2006/07/27/11539719476036.shtml    

Some of the churches have Good Friday services as well, call in advance to inquire. 
 
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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. 
 
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Different subject
 
Perhaps you are Jewish.  There is at least one congregation in Guangzhou.  Here is the web address:  http://www.chabadgz.org/
 
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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:
 
Huaisheng Mosque
怀圣寺

Address: No.56 Guangta Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
                 越秀区光塔路56号
Bus: Line No. 56, 58. Near the Guangda Road Stop.

Dongying Mosque
东营寺

Address: No.1 Xiaodongying, Yuehua Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
                 越华路小东营1号
Bus: Line No. 6, 193, 264, 265. Near the Yuehua Road Stop.

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If you have any particular questions, send me a message or leave a comment.

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4 responses to “Churches in Guangzhou (Catholic and Protestant, with addresses)

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  2. gina bonoan`

    please email me the nearest catholic church Guangzhou star hotel. thanks

  3. Ivonne, Indonesia

    Thanks a lot..

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