Generally, when you take a tour in China, you will probably see many temples along the way. You will be taken into some as part of your itinerary. But churches? In China...?
We had the rare opportunity to visit a couple of beautiful churches on our whirlwind visit in November. It was quite an amazing experience which left a deep impression in my mind. I don't think these churches are open to the public so do not expect to show up and drop in for a tour.
Holy Trinity Church, Shanghai
This is an older church in the heart of Shanghai, very near the Bund. I was astonished by the beautiful structure of the church when we arrived. Once got inside, I felt like I was in one of the old churches in Europe. Absolutely stunning!
Would love to hear someone playing on this pipe organ.
Chongyi Church, Hangzhou
This is a newer church, probably a few years old. It is the biggest Christian church in China, I understand. It was designed by a very talented young female architect, whom I had the privilege of meeting. This beautiful church holds a couple of services each Sunday with 5,000 worshipers attending each service.
Dushu Church, Suzhou
This brand new church is located right next to the Dushu Lake in Suzhou. A picturesque surrounding which attracts many newly weds having their wedding pictures taken here. There were at least 20 couples posing for their photos the day we were there. This church is neighboring a couple of colleges and universities in a newly developed area.
Plenty of stained glass windows.
One of the smaller chapels inside the building.
May God's Name be glorified!