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The South Cathedral

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3 Nov 2017
“Sunday English Mass in Beijing”
5 Jun 2016
“An Amazing Surprise ”
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No.141 Qianmen West Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

It was nice to attend Church in English in China. The 10:30a.m. worship service in the South Cathedral is apparently always in English. The scriptures were read in English and French and the pastor delivered a very apt sermon reflecting on the reading. The whole...More

Thank Jydeoo
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

It is Amazing to Find a 400 Year Old Catholic Church in the Center of Beijing and well worth a Visit. If only to allow you to understand that Religion is Not as Suppressed by the Chinese as we are lead to Believe. It is...More

1  Thank NicholasMarlow
Reviewed May 24, 2016

I am not catholic but I just wanted to visit a church in China. Churches are a dime a dozen in the west but not so at all here in China. There is now some religious tolerance but still not typical. I go to Buddhist...More

1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful church and the Sunday English mass at 10:30 is very well attended. Father Zhu is excellent and gives a very good Homily.

1  Thank viperflt
Reviewed February 28, 2016

This cathedral is the seat of the bishop in Beijing, and offers masses in English. It also has beautiful gardens on the outside, as well as a shop selling Crucifixes and Bibles. The architecture is somewhat out of place in Beijing, but nonetheless beautiful. Also,...More

Thank Pyrrhuloxias
Reviewed January 2, 2016

My friends and I are studying in Beijing for one semester and we wanted to experience some Chinese culture. We decided to visit a church, as we have never taken part in a catholic service before. We went to the South Cathedral in October and...More

Thank Søren R
Reviewed September 17, 2015

This oldest Catholic Church in China has a grand and beautiful exterior, like those in Italy. Around the church, the surroundings are well-maintained. We went there about 3 pm on Friday and there were a few faithfuls praying. It was very peaceful. The caretaker told...More

1  Thank JD_JT12
Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the rare Cathedrals in Beijing. Nice architecture but don't come for that. Some masses in English (I am told) but sat for a Chinese one that was still enjoyable.

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Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Chinese: 圣母无染原罪堂), colloquially known as the Xuanwumen church (Chinese: 宣武门天主堂; pinyin: Xuānwǔmén Tiānzhǔtáng), is the oldest existing Catholic Church in Beijing. English mass is offered Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. Contemporary music style. Latin mass also available in the...More

1  Thank tscollett
Reviewed August 2, 2015

It's very easy to find the church. Took the subway line 4 and stopped at Xuanwumen Station. It does not matter which exit you take because when you are out you can see the cross. It is Sunday and I heard there will be an...More

Thank Roi B
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