Since 2015, a Chinese congregation has been worshipping at St Paul’s Cathedral at 10am each Saturday. After four years of this arrangement, a decision has now been taken to move this service, conducted in Mandarin, to 1pm on Sundays, from 14 July onwards.
This transition will help integrate the Chinese congregation as one of our mainstream congregations, and will enable its members to participate more fully in the life of the Cathedral by sharing in fellowship, morning tea and bible studies with our other Sunday morning congregations. The move will also make it easier for all of us to invite and bring our Chinese-speaking friends to this Service.
Most importantly of all, being able to worship on a Sunday will have a significant meaning to the Chinese members, as they set aside the Lord’s Day for God.
Inevitably, migrating to Sunday also means that Revds Rick and Jessica Cheung are no longer available to lead this congregation as they have their own Sunday congregations – we thank them for their commitment to the Cathedral’s Chinese ministry since its inception, and wish them every blessing in their future ministries.
Many of the current Saturday congregants also worship elsewhere on Sundays, so the new Chinese Sunday congregation will initially be small in number, but we believe that by God’s grace, it will grow both in numbers and spiritual maturity. We ask for your support and prayers for us as we seek to transform this city and Cathedral church together under God.
Revd Canon Robert Vun