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The Making of a Cathedral, 1927–1941

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Conflicts between the Cathedral Body and the Bishop persisted. In 1928, a reformation of the Cathedral’s government was proposed. Pew rent was abolished. A new electorate was formed from those ... More


Shedding Colonialism, 1953–1976

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The proportion of Chinese members in St John’s congregation gradually increased. Congregations grew in the post-war years and so did the Cathedral’s funds. St John’s continued to support the Chinese ... More


Towards an International Church, 1976–1992

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the later twentieth-century, St John’s turned insular again. The cultivation of fellowship was slow and mostly unsuccessful, however, service numbers grew, partly because of the influx of Chinese ... More


Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Stuart Wolfendale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Founded in 1849, St John’s Cathedral is the oldest neo-gothic cathedral in East Asia and China’s oldest surviving Anglican church still in operation. In its early decades it was a centre of colonial ... More


Out of Darkness, 1941–1953

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Japanese invaded Hong Kong in December 1941. Some members of the congregation died in the fighting. Members of the clergy were interned at Stanley. Union services were held in the internment camp ... More


Quiescence and Struggle, 1873–1906

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

From 1872 to the First World War, the status of the Bishop of Victoria was progressively altered. In 1873, the Letters Patent which bestowed quasi-secular powers to a bishop was revoked, this ... More


The Search for Substance, 1902–1927

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Salaries, housing and staffing continued to pose problems for the Cathedral’s staggering finances. During the First World War, services were well attended and record amounts had been collected. In ... More


Imperial Parish, 1850–1873

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1850, St John’s was elevated to the status of cathedral. The plan for St John’s was as a missionary church and the bishops were missionary bishops. They were expected to spread the Gospel in China ... More


Genesis, 1841–1850

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 11 March 1847, the governor, Sir John Davis laid the foundation stone of St John’s. It took seven years to start the construction of the Cathedral. In 1843, Reverend Vincent J. Stanton became the ... More


Into the ‘Chinese Century’

Stuart Wolfendale

in Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong by China in 1997 was smooth for the Christian denominations in Hong Kong. Hong Kong became an independent Anglican province, and Paul Kwong, the Bishop of ... More


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