Hong Kong Attractions: St John's Cathedral
St John's Cathedral 聖約翰座堂
- Dates from the mid-19th century
- Located near the Peak Tram Terminal
- Seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong
- The only occupied freehold in Hong Kong
- Large congregation many of whom are Filipinos
St John's Cathedral located in Central, not far from the Peak Tram terminal, is located in a quiet area of Hong Kong easily reached from Battery Path or walking up the hill from Chater Garden and the waterfront.
An Anglican Church, built in the shape of a cross, St John's Cathedral was founded by the British in 1847 and is one of the oldest churches in Asia.
Situated in the heart of Hong Kong's CBD, St John's Cathedral is surrounded by towering skyscrapers including the Bank of China Tower, the HSBC Building, the Legislative Council Building and the Central Government Offices. The equally historic Court of Final Appeal is virtually next door.
The cathedral holds regular services in English as well as in Mandarin and Cantonese with a sung Eucharist on Sundays at 2pm in Tagalog.
There are also special services at Christmas and Easter time including Midnight Mass, Said Eucharist, Sung Eucharist and Evensong.
A cathedral bookstore is also located on the lovely grounds selling childrens' books, cards and gifts.
St. John's Cathedral
4-8 Garden Road, Central
Tel: 2523 4157