St. John's Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
The area
Neighbourhood: Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
How to get there
  • Central • 4 min walk
  • Admiralty • 7 min walk
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,066 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Church of Hong Kong.
It is an impressive building located right in the center of Hong Kong. Surrounded by a pleasant garden. The interior is a little cold, with nothing interesting
Written 16 April 2024
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R L
Hong Kong, China56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Hong Kong was colonized by the British in the mid Ninety Centuries, around the same time as Singapore and Penang among many colonies. You often find these institutes in the places the city started, even they might moved, you will find the heritage. There will often be a barrack, the military were the first to arrive; then a circket field, later it might become a club, but the main purpose is to serve beer. You will find a bank, probably Chartered Bank (now Standard Chartered) or Hongkong Bank (Today’s HSBC), which for the Army to pay salary and for the the men to send their money home after the beer. Then there will be the church, usually on a quiet corner away from the main activities. St John’s Cathedral is THE Church of Hong Kong from the date the colony was established. It’s rather small, probably like a Church in a small English village but it has been providing places for people to workshop and to learn for over 150 years. The Church is always open, you could go in to pray, to visit or just to take a break. There is a small cafe in the adjacent building, a social enterprise related to the Church.
Written 11 November 2023
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vchin
Hong Kong, China44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Quiet and peaceful environment. St John’s Cathedral is the parish church with very long history in Hong Kong. You are welcomed to visit, pray and do meditation quietly. It's also great to take pictures outside.
Written 6 March 2023
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA478 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A peaceful place to visit and reflect. It's significant as the only piece of free land in Hong Kong.
Written 9 February 2023
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Moscow, Russia1,19,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The church was built in 1849 in the British medieval Gothic style.
This is one of the oldest buildings in the city, the oldest Christian place of worship in Hong Kong and the oldest Anglican church in the Far East.
Written 1 November 2022
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Perry B
Sydney, Australia2,707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
St. John's Cathedral has a special aura and a very peaceful atmosphere. The carved wooden pews are suitably august and the hallowed interiors majestic in their profound sonic quality. Sunday services here are very special.
Written 21 June 2022
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Yasmine B
113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Central quiet location for contemplation and thought. Services are even provided in Tagalog on weekends, as well as English and Cantonese.

The gift shop is a great place to buy Christmas charity cards. Next door, there is Castaways, a charity shop connected to the building which is a wonderful place to find treasures! We bought a perfect condition 1970s HK Monopoly set for $50.
Written 8 March 2020
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Carl S
Fort Myers, FL122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I attended the spoken 8 am service, and the 9 am chanted service on Dec. 8th. The first service was sparsely attended, and the second was standing room only, with 40 people watching outside the front door. A bit of a challenge to understand. It was cold that morning, and the cathedral is built for the tropics. Would attend again, if I didn't live 8,000 miles away.
Written 21 December 2019
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Revduncan
Birmingham, UK2,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
It seems Hong Kong exists to make money and the entice you to spend it!

It is refreshing to find the cathedral nestled in amongst the skyscrapers of mammon.

It is open and welcoming (no charge) a tranquil oasis of prayer and worship amidst the barren capitalism that surrounds it.
Written 29 October 2019
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RayICue
Cornelius, NC3,960 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Walk through if you are near. Some very interesting history that is told with the walls of the cathedral. It’s not as old and historical as a lot of European cathedrals but still worth a quick walk through.
Written 25 October 2019
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