[Anglican Communion News Service] Celebrations are being held in Hong Kong to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the arrival of Anglicanism in Hong Kong and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Anglican Church in Hong Kong. The theme is “The Lord is the rock and the church is the home.” A thanksgiving service and dinner will be held on Oct. 23. Celebrations will be preceded by the assembly meeting of the Council of the Church of East Asia (CCEA).
The history of Anglicanism in Hong Kong and Macau dates back to the mid-19th century. The first colonial chaplain was appointed in 1843. The church there became a province of the Anglican Communion in 1998 and was inaugurated in a colorful liturgy on Oct. 25. The then-Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, was present, as were guests from across the communion.
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